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Asked by maureen on June 21, 2017

I just graduated high school and I'm applying for a job. I have no work experience. What should I include on my resume? I was going to put I was the captain of the varsity baseball team to show leadership and communication. Should I include volunteer information? Any suggestions?

VFC, Broadridge, Quest have responded.

Yes, include your athletic experience and any other "non-classroom" school-related activities you may have participated in as well.  Volunteer information is also great to add, any experience you have…

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Asked by Angela on May 19, 2017

Is it ok to e-mail companies directly expressing an interest in an internship/entry level position if they have no job openings that fit my profile? Is this more effective than applying for posted jobs? I feel that if a specific opening is posted hundreds of people apply and it is very unlikely to be invited for an interview.

Quest, Worthington, Cardinal Health have responded.

Hi! 

YES, it is OK. In fact, it shows initiative which is an attribute admired by many hiring managers. If there is nothing available, there is a chance that a hiring manager or recruiter would…

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Asked by Emily on May 17, 2017

I'm currently applying for jobs, and I want to know if I should be including a cover letter with my resume if the company doesn't specifically ask for one? If so, what should I say in the cover letter?

Cardinal Health, Cigna, Worthington have responded.

Great question! I think all recruiters have a different opinion on cover letters. For me personally, I do not typically review cover letters and usually only look at the resume. If recruiters are receiving…

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Asked by Tanya on March 12, 2017

What type of personal information should I include on my resume?

Mutual of Omaha, Cardinal Health, ADM have responded.

Great questions! When is comes to personal information, one should not overwhelm their resume and just keep it simple and straight to the point. The routine route one goes with is Full Name, Address, City,…

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Asked by Tanya on July 8, 2016

What should I not include on my resume?

HPE, Hersheys, Caterpillar, ADP, ManpowerGroup have responded.

The points below is really about keeping your resume professional and for the hiring team knows the facts about your skills sets and experience to make a decision.

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