Resume Help

  • 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

  • September is Update Your Resume Month

    September is Update Your Resume Month

    September is a time for new beginnings. The kids go back to school, fall begins, and many companies start aggressively recruiting after the slower-paced summer months. September is the perfect time to update your resume; it has even been designated as International Update Your Resume Month by Career Directors... Continue Reading

  • Resume Tips from Recruiters

    Resume Tips from Recruiters

    Mike O'Brien, Climber.com Most job seekers are satisfied with a resume that does a "good" job positioning them and presenting their skills and experience. But according to national online recruiting expert Climber.com, "good" isn't enough in today's tight job market-particularly at the leadership level.... Continue Reading

  • Resume Helper: Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot by Misusing Bullets

    Resume Helper: Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot by Misusing Bullets

    Bulleted lists are often used on resumes to highlight specific talking points and areas of achievement. But too frequently bullets are misused, and they end up diminishing the impact of the talking points rather than enhancing them. Here are a few common mistakes candidates make when using bullet points on... Continue Reading

  • Functional Resumes Should Be Renamed Dysfunctional Resumes

    Functional Resumes Should Be Renamed Dysfunctional Resumes

    Recently, someone showed me a resume and asked for a critique. The resume had absolutely no chronology; no company names, position titles, or dates of employment. It simply grouped work experience into categories with no reference to where this experience occurred. When I asked her why this information was... Continue Reading

  • Resuscitation For Your Ailing Resume

    Resuscitation For Your Ailing Resume

    I review a lot of resumes. And most of them have at least one of four major problems related to content, style, and form. Does your resume fall into one or more of these categories? If so, it may be time to perform a checkup on your resume to improve the overall health of your job-search campaign. Continue Reading

  • Bad Interview and Resume Blunders: Tales from the Trenches

    Bad Interview and Resume Blunders: Tales from the Trenches

    In today's competitive job market, small errors, omissions, and lapses in sound judgment can cost a job seeker an interview or a job offer. I turned to hiring managers, recruiters, and HR professionals to hear about the bad interview and resume mistakes some candidates make when searching for employment. Continue Reading