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Blue Sky Resumes is a small team of professional writers and job search experts. We offer one-of-a-kind resumes, smart career advice and fantastic customer service. This is our blog.


How to Write Great Resume Bullet Points

So you’ve read lots of resume advice, and you know that your resume needs strong, results-focused bullet points. But try as you might, you don’t really know how to write those bullet points. I sympathize – it’s very hard to write about yourself in this way. Most of us have been taught to be humble […]

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Personal Branding is Out. Reputation Building is In.

Personal branding has become a hot topic over the last few years. Seems everyone has one, or wants one, or feels as though they should have one, even if they’re not sure what it is. I’ll be honest, I’ve long been a naysayer when it comes to personal branding. But today I came across this […]

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The simple resume writing hack that will transform your job search

Have you noticed how often product marketers use testimonials? It’s very rare to find a website that doesn’t include rave reviews from clients. And remember those toothpaste ads that used to claim “9 out of 10 dentists recommend this toothpaste?” Marketers do this because they know how effective testimonials can be. After all, if they […]

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The Resume Objective: Why It Needs to Go the Way of the Dodo

Does your resume start with an objective? A description of what you want out of your next position? If so, ask yourself why. Is the resume objective there because you think that’s the most effective way to start, or is it simply there because that’s what you’ve seen other people do? In truth most people […]

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The Ricky Gervais Guide to a Successful Career

After Ricky Gervais insulted most of the Hollywood elite at the 2011 Golden Globes, a friend of mine declared: “His career is over. He’ll never work in America again.” I understood where he was coming from. After all, Gervais had called Bruce Willis “Ashton Kutcher’s dad,” claimed that the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press […]

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5 Ways to Start Your Resume With a Bang

Everyone tells you that it’s important to start your resume with a powerful introduction that makes a strong first impression … “you only have 20 seconds” goes the standard advice. And it’s true. Employers are busy and they get hundreds of resumes for most positions which means standing out is vital. But how do you […]

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Don’t Tar All Career Websites with The Ladders Brush

Recently, a class action lawsuit was filed against the American jobs website The Ladders. To those of us who have been following the Ladders controversy for some time, the case comes as no surprise but while investigating the details of the complaint, I came across an online discussion between job seekers who were assessing a […]

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