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Why Skills Shouldn't Be Just a P.S. on a Resume

The most important part of someone's resume is no longer education, or even experience

When I was creating the learning organization at LinkedIn, I needed to hire someone who would excel at coding and web development. After we posted the job, countless resumes came pouring in. Many candidates had engineering degrees from impressive universities and job titles ...

by Kelly Palmer  | September 26, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

(Infographic) 18 Tips to Help Your Resume Stand Out From the Rest

These quick tips can help you get your foot in the door at the company of your dreams

If you have your eye on a specific job listing, run the listing through a cloud generator, which will pull out the most prominent words that you should include on your resume. These words can help act as a guide for tailoring ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 30, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

How to land a job at a startup

Clearly stating your achievements in your résumé can get you a bigger chance of getting hired.

There's no doubting the reputation startups have acquired over the past decade or so: the rock star-like young professionals; the hip offices; the (eventual) perks.Startups are prime workplace real estate these days for every prospective new-hire, and they continue to set the ...

by Adiat Disu  | May 02, 2015 06:05:00
Startup Tips

Google’s head of HR: It doesn’t matter where candidates went to in college

Google seeks certain qualities in new hires. The prestige of the university where one's degree was completed and his grades aren�t part of it.

In its early days, Google's HR department prioritized candidates from Ivy League schools--mostly because it was efficient from a procedural perspective. But it also turned out to be a deeply flawed strategy, says the search giant's senior vice president of people operations, ...

by Geoff Weiss  | April 16, 2015 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Protect your company from resume fraud

Here are ways to avoid being a victim of résumé fraud, which is becoming rampant these days.

Entrepreneurs are always looking for talented individuals to help them grow their businesses. The résumé is the tool used to communicate the applicant’s qualifications. Sadly, statistics reveal that up to 50% of résumés contain one or more major misrepresentations. When reviewing those ...

by Doug and Polly White  | March 16, 2015 12:00:00