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Using Power Verbs to Get the Interview

Verbs are the action of a sentence; they are the part that packs all of the punch. And if you want to get the interview, you'd better have power and impact.  More »

4 Simple Rules to Make Your Resume Standout

In order to be successful in your job search, people say you need to make your resume stand out from the rest of the people applying to the same position. This is really not as difficult as one might think. The hiring managers at Pongo can tell you many stories about the resumes we've received over the years for a variety of the positions we've posted. From our experience, just by practicing these four simple rules, your resume will easily stand out from your competition:  More »

Writing a Keyword Summary: What You Need To Know

If you have ever seen Keyword Summary listed on a resume but are not sure what the purpose of it is or how to write this section properly, you're not alone. The Keyword Summary is new to the resume building process and was added when electronic resume submissions became commonplace.  More »

Where Did My Resume Go? Uncovering The Mystery

After you send your resume, what happens to it once it reaches the employer? Done right, it can avoid an employer's black hole and land you on the short list of prime candidates.  More »

Why Your Resume Can Use a Second Proofreader

Sometimes it takes someone else to point out something you don't see on your resume that could lead to disaster. Here's what a resume can have in common with your car's brake lights.  More »

Sending Your Resume? Make It a PDF

Here's a quick question for you to ponder: What's the most popular format for submitting resumes to employers? Is it PDF? Word? Plain text? Or something else? In most cases, PDF is the way to go.  More »

Resume Tips: How to Write a Summary of Qualifications

Your resume should start with a summary of qualifications that spotlights your most impressive and relevant accomplishments, skills, and experience. Use these tips and examples to inspire you.  More »

7 Resume Tips from 7 Resume Professionals

In a recent meeting with Pongo's Customer Support Team, I asked what tips they give out the most. It was pretty amazing how quickly the answers came flying out. Here's a list of the top 7 tips from these 7 CPRWs.  More »

Ever Wonder What Santa's Resume Looks Like?

Have you ever wondered if Santa has been happy in his work? Have the elves ever gotten the better of him? Did he ever get stressed out at the prospect of a reindeer rebellion that would delay Christmas? If he wants a job change, we've built a resume for him.  More »

Want a Readable Resume Summary? Opt for a Bullet List

Writing your resume Summary section and getting the hiring manager to read it can be difficult. But here's an idea you may want to consider: Write the Summary in bullet form rather than paragraph form.  More »
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