Resumes

  • Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

    Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

    Jump on these job search trends and increase your chances of landing a position. Continue Reading

  • Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

    Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

    By Leslie Anglesey Your resume may only be a single page, but it's a potential minefield when it comes to your career. On one hand, you want enough information so the employer sees what a stellar candidate you are. On the other, you don't want to step into any pitfalls that will give the hiring manager reason... Continue Reading

  • 'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

    'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

    Ever ace an interview only to find out you didn't get the job? If so, you likely asked yourself a lot of questions about what went wrong: Did I talk about myself too much? Was my handshake too aggressive or too weak? Did I wear the wrong outfit? The painful truth is that it probably wasn't any of those... Continue Reading

  • 1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

    1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

    Q: I was just fired from my job. I am at a bit of a loss on how to move on from here. I had been out of work for five months prior to this position and worked there for 2.5 months before being terminated. In those weeks, I did not rack up any accomplishments I would typically list in a resume. Should I... Continue Reading

  • Resumes In 2012: What's Old, What's New?

    Resumes In 2012: What's Old, What's New?

    By Justin Thompson It seems everyone has an opinion on what a resume should contain, how many pages it should be and how it should be formatted. So as we enter into a new year, what are the universally agreed-upon elements that are in, and which ones are now passe? Here are some of the best practices when... Continue Reading

  • 3 Ways To Beat Applicant Tracking Systems

    3 Ways To Beat Applicant Tracking Systems

    By Mona Adbel-Halim Campus career centers were designed to aid both their students and their alumni during their job search needs. While resume advice and mock interviews are fine and dandy, you also need to work toward teaching your students how to navigate new technologies to obtain jobs. With the increase... Continue Reading

  • Go To A Paperless Resume: 4 Ways To Get Results

    Go To A Paperless Resume: 4 Ways To Get Results

    By Mona Adbel-Halim As you search for a job, keeping track of numerous different resumes can be difficult. Have you ever considered moving to a paperless resume as a way to keep track of your work history and experience? Paperless resumes are easy to create and use. There are a number of sites that offer... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

    Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

    By Sean Weinberg Whether you wrapped presents in the mall or were a lifeguard last summer, you probably have worked at least one seasonal position in your career. Seasonal work is a great way to gain experience, make some extra cash, and close large gaps in employment. But what happens when it's time to... Continue Reading

  • Anatomy Of An Outstanding Resume [Infographic]

    Anatomy Of An Outstanding Resume [Infographic]

    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... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Overused Resume Buzzwords

    Top 10 Overused Resume Buzzwords

    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... Continue Reading

  • 4 Reasons Resumes Are Rejected

    4 Reasons Resumes Are Rejected

    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... Continue Reading

  • The Top 10 Ways To Scare An Employer With Your Resume

    The Top 10 Ways To Scare An Employer With Your Resume

    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... Continue Reading

  • Are You Afraid? 4 Scary Truths About Your Resume

    Are You Afraid? 4 Scary Truths About Your Resume

    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. Continue Reading

  • What Happens When You Send Out a Resume?

    What Happens When You Send Out a Resume?

    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:... Continue Reading

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Spelling Errors Send Red Flags To Employers

    Spelling Errors Send Red Flags To Employers

    By Justin Thompson, The Work Buzz Really, I had the simplest of intentions. By sending out a link to The Oatmeal's classic graphic of "10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling" as a reminder to job seekers everywhere that a lot is two words, I opened a vortex of commonly misused or misspelled words that drive... 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

  • 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

  • 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

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