Things you should remove from your resume immediately

Hiring managers rarely have the time or resources to look at each résumé closely, and they typically spend about six seconds on their initial fit/no fit decision. If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect resume to highlight them.

Here are 34 things you should strike from your resume right now.

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15 Types Of Profile Pictures To Avoid On Linkedin

Let’s face it (pun intended) having a respectable profile picture on Linkedin is not just important but critical to ensure you’re communicating your best self to the world.

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The Six Most Sabotaging Job Interview Mistakes

Here are a few unexpected mistakes to learn from, and the best practices for avoiding them.

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30 powerful words to add to your resume now

To make your resume pop for employers who’ll be reading many similar documents in a short time period, you need dynamic action and accomplishment words.

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How to answer the 3 hardest job interview questions

Let’s face it: there’s no such thing as an easy job interview. You’re trying to make a good impression and find out more about the company and the job, and you only have a small window of time to do it. Oh, and unless you’re one of those weirdos that likes high-pressure situations, you most likely have a serious case of nerves.

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5 negotiation tips for people who hate confrontation

Mostly, the discrepancy boils down to being afraid of a negative result, or disliking confrontation, period. Twenty-eight per cent of respondents said that they were afraid to negotiate salary, while 19 per cent said they didn’t want to be perceived as pushy, and eight per cent were scared of losing their job. These are not unreasonable fears in a post-recession job market, but they’re also not based on reality. The vast majority of managers expect workers to negotiate, especially when they’re contemplating a new job.

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10 types of jobs that will make you most welcome in Canada

If the recent upset victory for Donald Trump has you fantasizing about moving to Canada, you may be in luck — Canada is, in fact, looking for a few skilled men and women (actually, thousands of them).

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10 types of jobs that will make you most welcome in Canada

If the recent upset victory for Donald Trump has you fantasizing about moving to Canada, you may be in luck — Canada is, in fact, looking for a few skilled men and women (actually, thousands of them).

As Business Insider’s Chris Weller previously reported, Canada’s fast-track system for immigration called Express Entry is perhaps the quickest way for skilled workers to transition into a role in the country. The Canadian government has committed to an application processing time of six months for most cases.

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These 5 resume mistakes are keeping you from getting hired

Writing a resume is time-consuming and, let’s face it, a bit of a chore, even for those who can string a few good words together on occasion. It’s never easy talking about yourself, or recounting all your life’s work (literally) in a page or two. So, once you’re done writing, and before you email your CV to a hiring manager, take a minute to proofread it closely — very closely — for a few common resume mistakes. It could just mean you save your application from hitting the trash, instead of the “to interview” pile.

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8 signs your job interview isn’t going very well

For many, the worst part of the job search is that awkward silence after you’ve had a job interview when all you can do is wait for the phone to ring. Have you ever thought that you absolutely nailed the interview and still not gotten the call? I know I have, and the disappointment can be crushing.

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