Resume Tips

  • RezScore's 4 Favorite Resume Hacks

    RezScore's 4 Favorite Resume Hacks

    By Sean Weinberg Believe it or not, but the entire team at RezScore loves resumes. We love their usefulness, their flexible nature, and the fact a resume gets you hired. (Who doesn't love that?). Since we're all about resumes and we're just a smidge nerdy, we've naturally come up with our very own set of... Continue Reading

  • How To Customize Your Primary Professional Branding Tool: Your Resume

    How To Customize Your Primary Professional Branding Tool: Your Resume

    Your resume is the primary branding tool to introduce and position yourself to the professional world. It is, quite simply, the most financially important document you will ever own: when your resume works you work, when it doesn't you don't. Properly executed, a carefully branded resume insures that... Continue Reading

  • 5 Silly Resume Mistakes That Cost You The Job

    5 Silly Resume Mistakes That Cost You The Job

    By Sean Weinberg Everyone has had that "Oh, shoot!" moment. Whether it was when you dropped that carton of eggs or forgot the index cards with your wedding vows on them, all you can even think or say is "Oh, shoot!" Your job search probably has a few of those moments sprinkled throughout as well. We're all... Continue Reading

  • 10 Things Career Changers Need on Their Resume

    10 Things Career Changers Need on Their Resume

    By Alina Dizik In the last few years, executive resume writer Mary Elizabeth Bradford has noticed more of her clients seeking a career switch, even after having built successful careers in another field. Nowadays, mid-level career changers -- such as software developers who now work in finance or... Continue Reading

  • Resume Solutions: What To Do When You Have Skills For Multiple Jobs

    Resume Solutions: What To Do When You Have Skills For Multiple Jobs

    "I've always been successful with whatever has been thrown at me. How do I take all my varied skills and combine them into a resume that works?" -- Karen W., Ohio. Continue Reading

  • What Does Your Resume Font Say About You?

    What Does Your Resume Font Say About You?

    There are a lot of decisions involved in constructing the perfect resume: what work experience to prioritize, what details to provide, what skills to exaggerate. But one deal-breaking decision often gets slight attention: What font to use? Continue Reading

  • Sell The Gap On Your Resume

    Sell The Gap On Your Resume

    By Elinor Stutz A common question from job seekers these days is, "How do I explain being out of work for a year or longer?" This is where a few sales techniques may successfully be applied. The first is to approach the problem from a positive standpoint and leave fear behind. Whenever you meet with... Continue Reading

  • Keeping Your Resume Out Of The Online 'Black Hole'

    Keeping Your Resume Out Of The Online 'Black Hole'

    The online "black hole" -- in job searching, it's the equivalent to where that missing sock goes in the dryer. While there is no magic formula for getting your resume noticed online, there are some tricks of the trade to make sure it's not automatically sent to the "just not that into you" folder. So before... Continue Reading

  • Top Secrets Of Expert Resumes

    Top Secrets Of Expert Resumes

    It seems that no matter how good we have it, we all want a better job. That means keeping track of job listings, networking, tracking down leads, analyzing potential employers and scheduling interviews. But these depend on other people, word of mouth, and the quality and quantity of job postings available at... Continue Reading

  • The Pocket Resume: Every Job Seeker's 'Must Have' This Fall

    The Pocket Resume: Every Job Seeker's 'Must Have' This Fall

    This fall, think small. Shrink your resume and take it everywhere you go. It's called a pocket resume and whether you print it on a business card or plop it on your iPhone with an app, it's a great way to share some of your strengths. Because of its diminutive dimensions, you won't give most of your... Continue Reading

  • What Hiring Managers Really Want To See

    What Hiring Managers Really Want To See

    When you're job searching, simply getting the attention of potential employers can be a challenge. Of course, there are always a few tricks to keep employers intrigued, no matter what job you're eager to land. Wondering what hiring managers want to see? Here, job-search experts weigh in on what makes job... Continue Reading

  • Moving Past Black And White: 4 Ways To Add Some Flair To Your Resume

    Moving Past Black And White: 4 Ways To Add Some Flair To Your Resume

    We've heard about it constantly for the past three years: There are more job seekers applying to fewer jobs, leaving employers with fat stacks of resumes on their desks and little time to review. This situation leaves employers with little choice than to immediately reject a vast majority of resumes without... Continue Reading

  • Let's Get You Hired! 3 Very Effective Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

    Let's Get You Hired! 3 Very Effective Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

    If you are in your fifties or sixties, I don't have to tell you that you have an uphill battle when it comes to finding a job. Believe it or not, I am helping more and more job seekeres in this age group, and they consistently tell me that they don't feel valued. They say that companies seem to want younger... Continue Reading

  • A Resume Is Not Enough: Why Students Need Professional Online Profiles

    A Resume Is Not Enough: Why Students Need Professional Online Profiles

    Perhaps you've heard about LinkedIn, the professional social network, but you're not sure exactly what it is. Or, you've set up a LinkedIn profile but you don't really know what to do with it. Continue Reading

  • 4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

    4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

    By Gerrit Hall Writing your resume can be overwhelming. Between the first draft, the revisions, the second opinions, your computer crashing, and submitting a final draft, it's easy for the task to fall through the cracks. However, the job search should be fun, not like beating your head against a brick wall. Continue Reading

  • The 500-Year Evolution of the Resume

    The 500-Year Evolution of the Resume

    Trying to craft the perfect resume is one of life's more frustrating endeavors. Not only is it not easy to describe mundane work-related activities in colorful terms, but in today's digital age, job seekers have to ensure that their resumes can make it past electronic scanners and applicant-tracking systems. Continue Reading

  • Anatomy Of A Memorable Resume

    Anatomy Of A Memorable Resume

    Important pieces to help you land the interview By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder A memorable résumé is crucial in helping you get your foot in the door. "The structure and strategy behind a résumé are often the keys to engaging employers," says Laura Smith-Proulx,... Continue Reading

  • Turning a Lot of Experience Into An Effective Resume

    Turning a Lot of Experience Into An Effective Resume

    How to use a varied work history to your advantage Perhaps, generations ago, students graduated from college and found jobs related to their majors. They stayed at these jobs for several years before moving on to the next job, which was still in the same industry but hopefully a step up. For today's... Continue Reading

  • How To Trick The Automated Screening Process And Get Your Resume Noticed

    How To Trick The Automated Screening Process And Get Your Resume Noticed

    Before you apply to any job opening, before you set up any account or profile on any website, before you do anything, wouldn't it be nice to have the inside story on what the manager is looking for in a candidate? Especially the required skills or knowledge that they want you to have, so you can highlight that... Continue Reading

  • 10 Useless Resume Words and 10 Eye-Catching Ones

    10 Useless Resume Words and 10 Eye-Catching Ones

    By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder "Generic hyperbole belongs on cereal boxes, not on resumes," says Duncan Mathison, a career consultant and co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough." "If it does not pass the 'so what, anybody can make... Continue Reading

  • Is Shaving Experience Off Your Resume a Good Idea?

    Is Shaving Experience Off Your Resume a Good Idea?

    By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder Just because you have enough work experience to cover three pages doesn't mean you need to include it all on your resume. In fact, trimming your resume to create a more targeted message about your skills and achievements can be a better way to land your next... Continue Reading

  • Four Tips for an Attention-Getting Resume

    Four Tips for an Attention-Getting Resume

    Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder Employers nowadays are generally so overwhelmed with applications for a position that they can't devote a great deal of time to each potential candidate. How can your resume spark their interest enough to garner more than just a passing glance? Here, experts... Continue Reading

  • How to Write Your First Resume

    How to Write Your First Resume

    From Robert Half International Almost every college graduate faces the same conundrum when searching for a first job: How do you demonstrate that you possess the necessary qualifications for a job when you haven't had a "real job" before? Fortunately, it's an easier question to answer than ones you may have... Continue Reading

  • Stand Out: Tell Potential Employers All About.Me

    Stand Out: Tell Potential Employers All About.Me

    By now you've probably been told a million times that the savvy job seeker must have an impressive online presence. When a potential employer Googles you, which these days happens more often than not, will you be an E-ghost, with nary a link to your name, or will your Facebook page, where you look like a... Continue Reading

  • Seven Ways to Keep Your Resume Out of the Trash

    Seven Ways to Keep Your Resume Out of the Trash

    By Kelly Eggers If your resume and cover letter seem to be lost in the black hole of job applications, you're not alone. In a 2009 survey of 10,628 job seekers conducted by New York-based executive recruiter FPC, 42% said not getting a response to their resumes was their biggest frustration. While not all... Continue Reading

  • How to Avoid the Resume Black Hole

    How to Avoid the Resume Black Hole

    Have you ever encountered a situation where you post for an open job position online and never hear back from the hiring manager? Do you often feel like your resume has landed in a black hole of applications? Most people do. But Chris Forman, founder & CEO of StartWire, has created a novel approach to... Continue Reading

  • Top Secrets of Expert Resumes

    Top Secrets of Expert Resumes

    It seems no matter how good we have it, we all want a better job. That means keeping track of job listings, networking, tracking down leads, analyzing potential employers and scheduling interviews. But these depend on other people, word of mouth, and the quality and quantity of job postings available at any... Continue Reading

  • Transferring Your Resume from Military to Civilian

    Transferring Your Resume from Military to Civilian

    By Beth Braccio Hering for CareerBuilder.com Duncan Mathison, co-author of 'Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough,' recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job. "He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of... Continue Reading

  • 10 Things HR Won't Tell You About Your Resume

    10 Things HR Won't Tell You About Your Resume

    Condensed from Reader's Digest Magazine, April 2011 Use key words and not colored paper -- plus other resume tips from potential employers. 1. "Once you're unemployed more than six months, you're considered pretty much unemployable. We assume that other people have already passed you over, so we don't... Continue Reading

  • One Typo You Should Have on Your Resume

    One Typo You Should Have on Your Resume

    I've frequently received mail from readers infuriated by the fact that many job seekers and career professionals write the word resume rather than résumé with the accent marks over the two "e's." The grammar police can be seen out in full force on some occasions, and some people seem to revel in... Continue Reading

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