In today's competitive job market, creating the best resume possible may seem daunting. It can help to view the process much like an elaborate puzzle that comes together piece-by-piece.
Begin by making sure all your contact information at the top of page -- the header -- is current and free of errors.
In... Read More »
By Anthony Cintron
Are you a flexible, motivated, skilled problem solving go-to-person with a proven ability to listen actively and attentively? I bet you're also a strategic thinker with an excellent ability to meet demanding deadlines too.
Just be sure not to put that on your resume if you want to get an... Read More »
By Ryan Mack
Recruiters spend countless hours reviewing resumes and screening candidates. In fact, they spend so much time scanning resumes that they can often do it in a minute or less.
As disappointing as that may be, given all the hard work you put into your resume, it's the unfortunate reality. And... Read More »
By Gerrit Hall
Peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Ben and Jerry... some things are just meant to be together.
Just like these great pairs, your cover letter and resume should be a match made in heaven. When written the right way, these two documents complement each other in a way that engages the... Read More »
By Sean Weinberg
There are plenty of occasions where it is perfectly fine to be a little scary. Halloween, scary movies, and when your friend has the hiccups... all great opportunities.
However, you never want to be scary in your job search. With the job market as tough as it is right now, scaring away a... Read More »
By Sean Weinberg
It's Halloween and we all know what that means: it's time to be scared.
Whether you like scary movies, haunted mazes, or a great monster mask, there are plenty of opportunities to get the heebie-jeebies this holiday. If you're a job seeker, you know there is plenty to be scared about. Read More »
By Mary Marino
For job seekers, the process of finding and landing your dream career can be quite nerve-racking. Pair that with the fact that many job hunters don't really know what happens once they hit "send" and you've got a pretty confused group of people.
It's a question we may not think about a lot:... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
"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. Read More »
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? Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »