Diversify Your Talent Pipeline

Texas has added over half a million jobs in the past year and unemployment is at 3.5% in Odessa and 2.6% in Midland, so recruiting in the Permian Basin has its challenges. Many companies are looking for ways to expand …

By Megan Baeza
Megan Baeza Executive Director
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How to Highlight Your Academic Accomplishments on Your Resume

Today, the average job listing gets more than 250 applications. That’s hard to contend with, even if you’re the most seasoned professional. But when you’re a student or recent graduate with little to no experience behind you, this can feel even …

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5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Your First Job

Applying for your first job can be intimidating. Luckily, there’s a way to significantly improve your chances of getting hired: including a cover letter in your application whether it’s required or not. Doing so shows a level of professionalism that …

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How Long Should Your Resume Be?

Your resume is the most important tool you have in your job-seeking arsenal. It gives potential employers a detailed look at your education, work history, skills, and achievements. In certain cases, your resume might also include additional information about any …

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Cover Letter Tips for Recent Graduates

Searching for your first job after graduation can seem daunting, but with the right tools, like a polished cover letter, you can stand out from other candidates. Here are five tips to craft an impressive cover letter as a recent …

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The Perfect Resume Guide From Expert Recruiters

As job-hunting experts, we’ve heard every kind of resume advice you can imagine. We’ve partnered with companies in various industries looking to find candidates for thousands of roles and through this work, we’ve identified the golden standard for resume writing.

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Should I Put My GPA on My Resume?

By Maribea Merritt
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How to Write an Entry-Level Cover Letter [Example]

By Maribea Merritt
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7 Important College Experiences Students Should Include in Professional Portfolios

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A common complaint from college graduates today is that employers expect too much experience for entry-level jobs. They have classes to attend and papers to write, social events, and possibly even part-time jobs. So, …

By CareerShift
Job hunting & career management solutions
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What Is a CV (Curriculum Vitae)?

As you’re searching for a job, you may notice that some postings ask you to submit your resume and others ask you for a CV. While you likely already know what a resume is, you might be wondering about a …

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130+ Resume Buzzwords + Resume Power Words—What to Use and What to Avoid

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By Maribea Merritt
Maribea Merritt Director, Career Education
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