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Pongo Resume Secures $2MM in Funding from Avidia Bank

Pongo Resume, a full-service career web site that provides all the tools and support job seekers need to secure a great job, has acquired $2MM in funding from Avidia Bank. The bank currently has nine locations throughout Central Massachusetts and strives to help fund local small businesses and contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Central Mass community.  More »

Entire Pongo Resume Customer Support Team Earns Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) Status

Pongo Resume has achieved its goal of a Customer Support team made up exclusively of Certified Professional Resume Writers (CPRWs). Having completed the training and certification process, Pongo’s support specialists are well versed in the rules and best practices of resume and cover letter writing.  More »

Pongo Resume Again Named to Prestigious Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies

Pongo Resume, the premier full-service online resume-building resource that provides a suite of tools to help job seekers market and manage their careers, has been named to the Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine's annual list of the nation's fastest-growing companies, for the second consecutive year.  More »

Wall Street Journal - Years Can Be Assets in a Job Hunt

Confront the stereotypes. In your cover letter or résumé, say you're "very adaptable to changing corporate policies and direction," . and "be ready to talk about previous situations where things changed at work and you adapted easily."  More »

Pongo Resume Named to Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies

Pongo Resume, the premier full-service online resume-building resource that provides a suite of tools to help job seekers market and manage their careers, has been named to the Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine's annual list of the nation's fastest-growing companies.  More »

Pongo Resume Adds Customized Job Search Tool Powered by Indeed.com

Pongo Resume announces a partnership with Indeed, the web's most comprehensive search engine for jobs. With the addition of the exclusive Job Search Tool powered by Indeed, Pongo has expanded its repertoire of services to provide customized job searches for all Pongo subscribers at no additional charge. The Job Search Tool enables job seekers to search thousands of job listings across all industries, and apply for jobs on the spot while customizing their resume as they search.  More »

The Ladders - Parse Your Resume. Make Sure Your Skills are Transferable to The New Industry

Get ahead of recruiters and hiring managers who only want to consider candidates with industry experience. Make it clear that your experience outweighs your lack of tenure in a specific field.  More »

Forbes.com - Resume Writing 101: Pongo Resume Shares Top Ten Tips and Best Practices

Pongo understands the tremendous challenges facing today’s job seekers—among them the need to create an eye-popping resume that will help them stand out among the sea of candidates and rise to the top of the resume reader’s list.  More »

Metrowest Daily News - Pongo Resume Adds Interview Tips as Job Seeker Resource

Pongo announces the addition of Interview Tips, a multi-media Web 2.0 interview tips resource, to its suite of resume-building and jobs-related tools.  More »

Pongo Resume Expands Suite of Job Search Tools; Adds New Multi-Media Web 2.0 Interview Tips Application

Pongo Resume, the premier full-service online resume-building resource that provides a suite of tools to help job seekers market and manage their career, today announced the expansion of its suite of job search tools with the launch of Interview Tips, a multi-media Web 2.0 training program designed to give job seekers the skills and confidence to ace their job interviews and secure a job.  More »

Yahoo! Finance - Pongo Resume Expands Suite of Job Search Tools

Pongo announces the expansion of its suite of job search tools with the launch of Interview Tips, a multi-media Web 2.0 training program designed to give job seekers the skills and confidence to ace their job interviews and secure a job.  More »

New York Times - Getting Up in Years, and Getting the Job

Do not list the years when you graduated from college or graduate school. Leaving off the date might raise a red flag, but usually it doesn’t. When a résumé is screened, they are looking for specific things like degrees and the minimum experience requirements, not dates.  More »

Pongo Resume Records 17th Consecutive Growth Quarter

Pongo Resume, the premier full-service online resume-building resource that provides a suite of tools to help job seekers market and manage their careers, today announced the company recorded its 17th consecutive growth quarter since launching in 2004.  More »

NECN - Tips for Job Seekers in the Tough Economy

In this NECN Extra, Pongo gives tips about how to search for a job in a tough economy.  More »

ABC News - How to Help Unemployed Friends

Patricia Lewis's boss called her into his office at a community bank in Sarasota, Fla., to deliver some bad news: He was eliminating her job as marketing director because of tight budgets.  More »

ComputerWorld - As Unemployment Rises, So May Use of Video Resumes

Unemployment brings about its own boom in the use of social networking and tools such as video resumes.  More »

MSNBC - Out of Work? It's Time to Get Connected

LinkedIn and Facebook see membership rise as those out of work stampede to the Internet to find jobs.  More »

Career World Magazine - Building an E-Portfolio: Resumes Are Good. Are Electronic Portfolios Better?

As a journalism major at Arkansas Tech University, Ryan Casey McShane has spent his college career building a great background in writing and public relations. But he felt an ordinary resume couldn't do justice to his experiences. So McShane got creative. He put together an e-portfolio with copies of articles he has written, layouts he has designed, and other accomplishments.  More »

Times Union - Is the Resume Dead? The Experts Weigh In

To the individual job seeker, the resume documents what they have done but does a poor job of communicating what they can do.  More »

Examiner.com - Cover Letters and Resumes (Part 4): Top Resume Writing Tips

Cover letters and résumés are so important that they can mean the difference between landing a first interview or receiving a generic “we’ve decided to pursue another candidate” e-mail from an organization (if they communicate with you at all).  More »

Worcester Business Journal - Top 40 Under Forty: Rodney B. Capron Jr.

Pongo's President & CEO, Rodney Capron, Jr. is named one of Worcester Business Journal's 40 Under Forty.  More »

U.S. News & World Report - What's Good and Bad About Temp Work

Temp agencies are often the place to jump-start a job search. They provide an option for those who have growing gaps in their résumés and those who are looking for extra money without entering (or going back) into the workforce full time.  More »

MarketWatch - Pongo Resume Partners with State of Texas to Provide Online Job Search Tools

Pongo enters into a licensing agreement with the State of Texas to deliver online resume and letter building tools to be used by people seeking employment opportunities in that state.  More »

BostonHerald.com - How the Economic Downturn Can Make For a Personal Upturn

A tightening economy often forces you to reassess your career situation, which is so intimately connected with your personal life, and the result is often surprising. A slump in the economy – with the implied or actual threat of a layoff – can be the catalyst that pushes you out of your complacency and into a hard look at what’s working and what’s not in your work-and-home dynamic.  More »

Boston Business Journal - Resume Lies

Hiring managers know job candidates are putting their best feet forward and typically don't include every career detail on resumes. But outward lies and deceptions on a resume are more common than you might think.  More »

Pongo Users Grow to 4 Million Strong as Job Seekers Prepare to Get Hired

Pongo Resume, the premier full-service online resume-building resource that provides a suite of tools to help job seekers market and manage their career lifecycle, today announced the company has experienced record-breaking revenue growth since its inception in 2004. With 13 consecutive growth quarters, Pongo has shown a 450% increase in revenue, and increased its user base to over 4 million registered users. In 2007, Pongo users created nearly 900,000 resumes through PongoResume.com (+42% from 2006).  More »

Christian Science Monitor - Seven Things Employees Want Most to Be Happy at Work

Ask bosses what makes employees happy at work, and many are likely to think in terms of tangible rewards: a good salary, a pleasant office, generous benefits. Those play a role in job satisfaction, of course. But increasingly, workplace specialists are discovering that for many workers, the "happiness factor" depends heavily on intangibles, such as respect, trust, and fairness.  More »

Online Resume Building Site Secures Industry-Leading HACKER SAFE Certification

Pongo Software, LLC, the premier provider of web-based software including the Pongo Resume Builder suite of career management tools at PongoResume.com, has received a HACKER SAFE certification from ScanAlert, the leading provider of web site security services and owner of the HACKER SAFE trustmark.  More »

Pongo Software Acquires 10minuteresume.com

Pongo Software, LLC, a premier provider of web-based software, has announced its acquisition of all rights to the 10 MINUTE RESUME trademark and 10MinuteResume.com domain name from Portable Resume Corporation (PRC), a pioneer in the online resume industry.  More »
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