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4 Tips to Find Accomplishments to Put on Your Resume

If you're a regular reader of the Pongo Blog, you've probably read a few posts that have preached the benefits of putting accomplishments on your resume instead of just listing your past job duties. But many job seekers struggle to come up with accomplishments. Here's how you can overcome that struggle.  More »

How to Write Your Degree on a Resume

Last week, when I was sitting with my buddy Kati, one of the CPRWs on Pongo's awesome Customer Support team, we got to talking about the questions that come up over and over as people are building their resumes. She mentioned that a lot of people have trouble deciding the best way to spell, capitalize, and punctuate their degree. Here's the answer to that question.  More »

3 Resume Writing Tips to Stand Out Among Hundreds

There's a saying that success means doing what others won't. And that's especially true when it comes to resume writing. Not to rattle your confidence, but it's common for employers to receive over a hundred resumes for a single job opening. Plenty of them aren't even from qualified candidates. But that still leaves a boatload of resumes. Follow these 3 simple resume rules to grab the employer's attention.  More »

Delivering Your Resume In Person: Good Idea or Bad?

A job seeker reached out to Pongo's Customer Support team this week with this question: Would it be a good idea or a bad idea to walk in and present my resume and cover letter in person, instead of applying online like everyone else? That's a tough one. It might help. But then again, it might not.  More »

Should You Dumb Down Your Overqualified Resume?

When you believe you're overqualified for a job, it may mean you have to dumb down your resume and cut some stuff, no matter how proud you may be of what you've accomplished in your career. But would you?  More »

When to Use a Plain Text Resume

One thing about resumes that seems to get swept under the rug is the idea of creating a plain text version. We all know how daunting it is to write your resume in the first place, so after all that time and effort you put into making your resume perfect and visually appealing, why would you need to make it…boring? This post will tell you.  More »

Do Second Opinions Help or Hurt Your Resume?

Second opinion. When I hear those words, the first thing that comes to mind is a bad diagnosis. Like when one doctor swears you have cancer while the second opinion reveals that you don't. Second opinions are a big deal in that respect, but are they as big a deal to your job search and career?  More »

Ask Pongo: Which Heading Do I Use for My Experience?

Our online Resume Builder gives you five different options for headings that identify your work experience. Since our templates are fully customizable, we suggest figuring out which of the five works best for you. This blog post explores the five options.  More »

9 Quick Resume Fixes from a Career Expert

By now you've probably seen our Don't Be Dave video resume spoof. Dave's cringe-worthy video blunders are fun to watch, but if you're hungry for usable tips to help your job search, check out this recent post on AOL's Jobs blog by Barbara Safani, expert resume writer, job search strategist, and owner of Career Solvers.  More »

Last Day to Update Your Resume!

Just kidding! Today is really just the last day of our Update Your Resume Month giveaway, when a simple Tweet can win you a month of unlimited Pongo services and a free resume critique. To conclude this month-long observance, I want to leave you with some tips on updating your resume if you haven't done so yet.  More »
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