Successful careers don’t happen by accident. New York Times bestseller and professional resume writing expert Martin Yate CPC is the author of 17 Knock Em Dead career books, each addressing a different aspect of resume writing, job search, and career management; his work is published in 63 foreign language editions.

Smartest Strategy for Scheduling Your Next Job Interview

Martin Yate offers smart strategies for picking the best day and time when scheduling your next job interview.

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To Change Industries, Make These 5 Tweaks to Your Resume

Martin Yate describes 5 tactics to implement, modifying your resume, that enable you to change industries more easily.

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Avoiding the Resume Black Hole: Why 95% of Resumes Never Get Read, and What You Can Do About It

Martin Yate explains why 95% of resumes never get read and how you can make your resume one of the 5% that does get read.

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Why a General Work-History Resume Doesn’t Work Now

Martin Yate describes how to analyze what employers are seeking so your resume will stand out in the crowd much more effectively than a standard resume.

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What Recruiters and Hiring Managers Want in a Resume

Martin Yate describes why and how to identify and deliver what employers want to see on your resume – relevant accomplishments.

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Supercharge Your Resume and Cover Letter: Respond to These Six Key Phrases in Job Postings

Martin Yate helps you identify the transferable skills required by some ‘meaningless’ terms used in job postings, so you can address what the employer really wants to know about you.

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Returning to Work After Caring for a Parent

Often personal crises, like caring for an elderly parent, eliminates having a job. Afterwards, job hunting can be challenging. Here’s how to recover.

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Resumes for the Unemployed and Overqualified

Martin Yate explains how to create an effective resume even if you are unemployed and overqualified.

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Integrating Your Personal Brand into Your Resume

Martin Yate shares how to include your brand in your resume in a way that strengthens both and makes you more appealing to an employer.

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New Requirements for Resume Success

Martin Yate explains how to focus your resume to meet the new requirements of today’s employers.

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Do You Need a Resume AND a LinkedIn Profile?

Martin Yate explains how resumes and LinkedIn Profiles work together to support your job search.

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Killer Tactics to Get Your Email (and Resume) Read

Martin Yate shares 4 professional resume writing tips for your email address and subject line that will make your resume magnetic to employers.

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Keyword Secrets to Get Your Resume Noticed

Martin Yate shares how and where to include keywords in your resume to be most effective.

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Executive Briefing Cover Letters

Martin Yate describes the Executive Briefing cover letter, which highlights your qualifications that meet the requirements of the job.

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How to Manage Employment Gaps on Your Resume

How to handle unemployment gaps of up to 2 years on your resume.

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Are Cover Letters a Waste of Time?

Martin Yate explores the usefulness of cover letters to a successful job search.

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What Should Your Cover Letter Contain?

Martin Yate describes how to manage the 3 key components of a successful cover letter.

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Job Interview Question: Explain Your Employment Gap (Examples)

How to answer the job interview question about your gap in employment for unemployed job seekers or job seekers who have been unemployed for a long period.

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How to Leverage Body Language in Interviews

In job interviews, your body language is a key indicator that can strongly impact your success – or not. Martin Yate explains how to best handle your body language.

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Win the Job Offer Even with a Bad Interviewer

Martin Yate offers 5 excellent strategies for helping a bad interviewer see you as the best candidate for the job.

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