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Writing Cover Letters

Writing Cover Letters

Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog brings you the top career articles with the best advice. This week, we’re looking at resources to help you write a cover letter! 

Cover Letter and Resume Tips

Cover Letter and Resume Tips

What makes a great cover letter and resume? Linda Spencer, assistant director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard University, offers advice on how you can showcase your value in a simple and quick way that will get your interviewer’s attention.

How To Update Your LinkedIn Profile

How To Update Your LinkedIn Profile

With 2016 coming to an end, now is the perfect time to review and update your LinkedIn profile to prepare for the coming year.

Improve Your LinkedIn Headline

Improve Your LinkedIn Headline

While we all know LinkedIn profile headlines are important — and that a boring headline can be just as deadly as a bad one — few of us actually know how to write a perfect headline that’ll make us stand-out among a sea of unremarkable candidates.

How to Spice Up Your Plain Jane Resume

How to Spice Up Your Plain Jane Resume

Watch as The Futur’s Chris Do and Jose Caballer review everyday resumes and offer advice on how they can be improved. 

How Long Should My Resume Be?

How Long Should My Resume Be?

After working multiple jobs over several years, it can be tempting to include your entire work history on your resume. But should you? The short answer is no. Generally speaking, you should limit your resume to two pages and only include the most relevant and recent positions you’ve held. Forbes’ Liz Ryan argues “your most […]

What Do You Think About Lying on Your Resume?

What Do You Think About Lying on Your Resume?

It is tempting to put little white lies on your resume. These might include overstating your knowledge of required software (“If they call me, I’ll teach myself over the weekend”), a certification (“They’ll never go through all that trouble to find out”) or extending dates at a former employer (“They can’t find out. The company […]

Don’t Worry About the One-Page Resume Rule

Don’t Worry About the One-Page Resume Rule

Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Unfortunately, many listen to this outdated advice and devise ways to cram a complete professional history into one sheet. So much so that most job seekers expand […]

How Good Does Your Resume Look?

How Good Does Your Resume Look?

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting principles for writing a sparkling resume. Each article presents one or more keys to creating a professional and effective resume that generates interviews. How Resumes are Read Resumes are rarely read. Resumes are first scanned, usually by HR (Human Resources) or the internal recruiter. Resumes […]

Customize Your Resume for Today’s Job Search

Customize Your Resume for Today’s Job Search

The résumé that landed you a job five or ten years ago may no longer be as effective as it once was, especially if it was the “one size fits all” type. In order to conduct a successful job search, it’s essential that you custom fit your document to the targeted position and its challenges. […]