6 Tips to Stand Out from the Millennial Workforce

Millennials represent the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. In fact, 35 percent of the labor force is made up of workers between the ages of 21-36, according to a Pew Research analysis of the last census. That means more competition for available jobs and more of a need for you to stand out.

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Why You Should Think of Your Resume as Your Brand Statement

Editor's Note: This post was originally published April 2018 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Your resume is a crucial document, making a pivotal first impression on potential employers. They all include details about a job applicant's education, experience and skills, but making yours stand out in a crowded field could be a big step toward landing a great job. Think of the resume as a statement of your personal and professional brand, defining what makes you exceptional and an ideal fit for the position you want.

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Optimize your Resume for a Digital Job Market

Editor's Note: This post was originally published January 2018 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Finding a job used to mean pounding the pavement and giving a physical resume to a company with an open position. Of course, those days are gone. Businesses now use digital means to find the best applicants, and that's completely changing how people advance their careers. In fact, a study from LinkedIn found that over 3 million jobs are posted on LinkedIn in the U.S. every month—and that's just one online resource. 

If you're looking for the next step in your career, you could probably use all the help you can get. Thankfully, this list of quick tips can give you the edge you need. 

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