Cover Letters & Resumes

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Telecommuting Cover Letters: Are They Obsolete in 2018?

Given the variability of the job market and workplace norms, it can be difficult to keep track of expected job search etiquette. When exploring virtual positions, do you still need to add a custom cover letter? Virtual Vocations explores the facts and fiction around telecommuting cover letters for jobseekers looking for work in the new […]

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7 Tips for Writing a Memorable Telecommuting Resumé

Mary Walton, a blogger and proofreader specializing in educational and writing services, outlines seven tips to write a memorable telecommuting resumé. You’ve decided you want to ditch the long drive to work for a telecommute to your home office. It’s a good move. More professionals are choosing to work from home than ever before, but […]

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4 Ways to Address Common Work-at-Home Resume Woes

Angie Nelson, from the blog The Work at Home Wife, offers solutions to address common work-at-home resume woes that telecommute jobseekers may encounter. There’s nothing quite like the fear of writing your resume. Job-hunting is bad enough, but then you need to sell yourself in words before you even get to an interview? And what […]

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How to Tailor Your Resume to a Job Offer and Land Your Dream Job

Natalie Severt, a resume advice writer for Uptowork, shares her tips on how to tailor your resume to a job description each time you apply for a new job. If there’s one thing all recruiters are after, it’s skills. An IT recruiter wants someone who can develop software; a marketing recruiter is on the lookout for people who […]

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Telecommuting Cover Letters: Formats for Success

If you think telecommuting cover letters are passé, think again. While a telecommuting cover letter is arguably the job application element most often absent from a remote job seeker’s employment documents, it represents prime real estate for showcasing hirability. Although cover letters across the board are similar in structure and contain the same basic foundational elements, telecommuting cover […]

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Telecommuting Resume Writing – A Complete Guide

You’ve heard it before: employers spend an average of six seconds scanning a resume before they decide whether it should be tossed or kept. As a telecommuter, your livelihood depends upon stoking the attention of a recruiter in those few seconds, and the best way to achieve this goal is through modern, effective telecommuting resume […]

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8 Resume Strategies to Make You More Marketable

Do you feel like your resume is mediocre compared to others in your field, or perhaps on paper you don’t shine as bright as you do in person? Virtual Vocations can help! As the largest online database of telecommute-only job openings we’ve learned a thing or two about what employers are looking for in potential hires. […]

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Never Include These 13 Things on Your Resume

Hiring managers only spend six seconds on a first review of your resume before deciding if it (and you) are worth a closer look.  If you want your resume to strengthen your candidacy, rather than getting you canned, ensure that it is free of these 13 things that will spell disaster for your hirability: 1. Your […]

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8 Ways to Shorten Your Resume and Increase Your Hirability

“A crisp, focused resume demonstrates an ability to synthesize, prioritize, and convey the most important information about you. Think about it this way: the *sole* purpose of a resume is to get you an interview. That’s it.” —Laszlo Bock, SVP, People Operations at Google Lengthy resumes can be the Achilles heel of even the most distinguished […]

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Resume Revival: 6 Creative Ideas from Around the Web

Is your resume a lifeless document that sends your job applications down a dead-end street to the land of no job offers? It’s time for a change!  Revive your hirability via a resume makeover inspired by these six creative ideas we’ve collected from around the Web. Classically Rated Proof that a black and white resume doesn’t have […]