Many veterans don't worry about updating or even having a resume until they need to look for a job. But by then, it can be too late. Anxious about finding a job as soon as possible, many job seekers do a slapdash job, creating a resume that doesn't present a full picture of their achievements.
That's just... Read More »
Like many military veterans, Jess Doe (a pseudonym) had trouble articulating the responsibilities of her civilian job. Her single-page resume (below) reflects that problem. Doe's most current position, for example, as an assistant instructor at a taekwondo studio in Wisconsin, lists but two responsibilities... Read More »
Any career expert will tell you that resume customization is key to standing out in a job search. You need to include key details that will spark the hiring manager's curiosity and make her want to take a second look. However, divulging such personal information as your ties to the mob? Not a good idea. Read More »
In most cases, designers don't want job recruiters to associate their portfolio with going to the bathroom. But for a pair of aspiring admen, it was their entire strategy. And it worked. After dropping off their "Toilet Book," Akos Papp and Laszlo Szloboda, both 24, Wednesday landed coveted jobs as a junior... Read More »
By Sean Weinberg
Let's visualize, shall we? Close your eyes (on second thought, don't close your eyes), clear your mind, and imagine a resume.
What do you see?
Do you see a piece of paper? Nice paper? Bullet points? Times New Roman font? You might be something slightly different, but probably only... Read More »
In today's competitive job market, even the most finely honed of resumes can wind up in the recycle bin. To better the odds of landing an interview (and a job!) some workers have turned to a more inventive way to get the attention of hiring managers: the presume.
The presume, pronounced just like... Read More »
If you've read our resume tips, you might think every resume consists of one white piece of paper, with 10-point Times New Roman as the font of choice and a carefully-selected smattering of numbers, statistics and accomplishments. We set out to find examples of resumes that broke the norm in one way or... Read More »
Compiling a resume in which the majority of your experience comes from retail may seem difficult at first. "I worked at this store, I sold these products" is the typical mindset of many retail employees. However, with a little thought, you can make your retail experience work for you. Think about what you've... Read More »
If you've been working in the warehouse and industrial environments long enough, you may have been promoted to supervisor or manager. This leads to the inevitable question -- how do you best represent your leadership talents on a resume?
Always look for opportunities to quantify your experiences, by... Read More »
"Have you heard about a 'mini-resume' that fits on a personal business card?" one of my readers asked. "I was wondering about your opinion on these resume cards. Part of me says it's a good thing, another part not so much."
The first time you hear about a business card resume, it can sound like a gimmick,... Read More »
It was only a matter of time before it joined the category of print products headed for publishing's ashheap -- the one-page resume.
It's actually quite remarkable just how long the one-pager survived without a major challenge. Resumes still fly by the hundreds to employers' desks, or desktops, with proper... Read More »
When Sally transitioned from the military to civilian life, she needed a resume that focused on the skills she acquired in the military that would be most relevant to the private companies she was targeting. She turned to Janet Beckstrom, owner of Word Crafter.
Janet created a presentation that focused on... Read More »
Robert Davis was completing his military tour of duty in Afghanistan and he needed a resume to help him transition to a federal job. As a computer engineer and security manager, he supported covert activities for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
Because the nature of his work was top secret, it was... Read More »
A great internship during college can be an excellent springboard for future internships and can help graduating seniors land their first entry level job.
AOL Jobs talked to Dr. Cheryl Minnick, internship coordinator and career advisor at The University of Montana, to learn how a great student resume can... Read More »
Lisa Marshall had spent her entire career in the mortgage industry. But faced with market volatility and shrinking opportunities, Lisa needed a resume that expanded past the mortgage industry and positioned her as a desirable candidate for other finance-related roles. Lisa turned to ACRW resume writer Wanda... Read More »
Writing a resume as a recent college graduate can be quite challenging. When you're just starting out in your career, you have limited professional experience to prove the value you can bring to an employer.
By focusing on successes achieved during college and proving how these skill can be transferred to... Read More »
Barbara Kelly lost her job along with many other retail bank and credit union managers and employees. She decided she wanted a position with FDIC offering her retail banking experience. She turned to Kathryn Troutman, president of The Resume Place, Inc., to redesign and target her private industry retail bank... Read More »
Our resume experts have hand-selected the best (and worst) resume examples across industries, companies, job titles and resume styles. Use them for reference and inspiration when creating your own resume. Read More »
Cherie Brown was trying to get into a Nurse Practitioner program. She turned to University of Montana career counselor and resume writer Cheryl Minnick for guidance on how to craft a resume that would make her a desirable candidate for this highly-competitive program. Cherie had several obstacles to overcome... Read More »
Veronica needed help crafting a resume to land a new position as an electronics adjuster/assembler. She turned to Tessa Weeks, owner of Make Every Word Count, to help her build a more powerful resume. To make Veronica stand out, Weeks focused on more than just Veronica's technical skills. Weeks showcased... Read More »