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Understand Smart Resume Packaging vs. Exaggeration Print E-mail
Understand Smart Resume Packaging vs. ExaggerationTo get ahead in a competitive entry-level job market, some college students are giving serious thought to the unthinkable: Lying or wholesale exaggeration on their resumes.

As one Monster member puts it:

Show Your Experience on Your Resume the Right Way Print E-mail
Show Your Experience on Your Resume the Right Way

How Older Workers Can Balance Experience with Relevancy

When older workers hit the job market, they tend to take two common -- and ill-advised -- strategies for resume preparation.
Many 40-plus job seekers adopt an "I am what I am" approach. Believing there's no sense in repackaging the defining moments of their careers, they simply update the top of their traditional chronological resume with a brief description of recent projects, while subtracting a few lines from the bottom to abbreviate (not eliminate) mention of a job at a company they left a quarter of a century ago.

Nine Tips to Writing a Winning Employment History Print E-mail
Nine Tips to Writing a Winning Employment History Hiring managers have love-hate relationships with resumes. They need resumes to find candidates to fill job openings, but they often have to wade through piles of poorly written work histories. If you give a hiring manager the information needed to make a quick decision about your credentials, you will have an edge over other applicants.
Refresh Your Resume Print E-mail
Refresh Your Resume

A resume refresher doesn't need to be painful. And your efforts could pay off with big dividends. Arm yourself with an updated, high-octane resume, and this could be the year that you land a better job.

Now is a great time to reflect on your recent accomplishments and add them to your resume. Let these ideas guide you.

Keep Your Online Resume Secure Print E-mail
Keep Your Online Resume Secure

While you may hear about online fraud, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As Monster is primarily a free service, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on Monster is a safe way to conduct a job search and manage your career. However, you do need to be mindful about the type of information you include on your resume. For example, you should never include the following personal information: 

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