Strong content with an aesthetically pleasing format is by far the best way to generate interest and get the interview. Having written and reviewed thousands of resumes (over 10,000 at this point!), I am still amazed by how many common errors are made on resumes and cover letters – the kinds of errors that will immediately send your resume to the trashcan. Related: How To Transform Your Resume From Vintage To Viral If you know how to make your resume pop with clear structure and strong proofreading, you will solidify your first place position in the interview line. Here are some tips:

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How do you compensate on your resume for a gap in employment? Naturally, hiring managers want to see consistency; they want to see a work history that does not contain gaps. Things happen, though; there are personal and professional situations that sometimes come up – things that are beyond your control. Related: How To Mention Unrelated Work Experience On Your Resume So, what do you do if you have resume gaps? You probably won’t have the opportunity to explain it, especially if you have applied online or are submitting career documents via web-based or other anonymous means. How do you present yourself in a compelling manner even with the gap? Here are some tips:

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You finally get the interview for your dream job. You’re looking good, feeling confident, and then you get hit with what could be a fatal blow. The interviewer says, “The other candidates for this position had a much higher GPA.” Related: #1 Reason You Get Interviews But Not Offers

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After every performance review, you commit to performing at a higher level so you can finally make some headway in your career. Does this scenario sound familiar? How do some people out-perform the rest? Related: 5 Performance Review Tips There is no secret. It’s a formula anyone can follow. Because – really – you can do so much better!

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