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Does Your Resume Show You At Your Best?

Does Your Resume Show You At Your Best?

A publisher sent me a book on resume writing the other day. As I was paging through it, I realized something: it's been years since I've sent anyone a resume. During that time, a dozen clients have come and gone, but no one asks for a chronological list of my work history. Which is good, because I don't really... Read More »

From Sleeper to Keeper

From Sleeper to Keeper

Would you go to see a movie if the movie trailer was boring or buy a book if the information on the book jacket was dull? Probably not. Yet when people craft their resumes, they generally introduce their candidacy with a summary statement that is so unmemorable and generic that it looks like hundreds of others... Read More »

Resumes and Age Bias: To Date or Not to Date?

Resumes and Age Bias: To Date or Not to Date?

Every day I talk to people who are concerned about putting their full employment or graduation dates on their resume. The concern is that by showing a full chronology or revealing a graduation date, hiring managers will "do the math" and figure out how old you are. Once they have this information, they may... Read More »

Five Ways to Rehab Your Resume

Five Ways to Rehab Your Resume

Just in case you haven't heard it enough: It's tough to get a job these days. So tough, in fact, that it's not unlikely for a job seeker to spend six months or longer looking for a job before actually getting one. Although it's common for today's job search to take a while, there are ways to increase your... Read More »

Sample Resume: Account Manager

Sample Resume: Account Manager

Strong sales resumes showcase how you grow the business, keep the business, introduce new product, and keep your customers happy. I love writing resumes for sales professionals because frequently they work in organizations where performance metrics are tracked on a regular basis so they have a lot of good,... Read More »

Sample Resume: Administrative Assistant

Sample Resume: Administrative Assistant

As an administrative assistant, Amy knew she would be competing against many other candidates with similar competencies. She needed a way to stand out from the sea of applicants who would be vying for the same positions. Through conversation with Amy, I learned that she had done much more than just the typical... Read More »

Sample Resume: Customer Service Manager

Sample Resume: Customer Service Manager

This resume was submitted by Linda Dobogai of Aberlene Resume & Career Services. Read More »

Sample Resume: Customer Service Representative

Sample Resume: Customer Service Representative

As a customer service representative, Mary's performance was measured on a regular basis. Yet she never thought to showcase on her resume her ability to meet or exceed company expectations for customer service. By reviewing previous performance appraisals, monthly productivity reports, and a stack of thank... Read More »

Sample Resume: Executive Assistant

Sample Resume: Executive Assistant

Ann managed all the day-to-day responsibilities of an executive assistant. But through my conversation with her I learned that she put in place multiple systems to make life easier for the team she supported. Her resume focuses on how she created efficiencies within the department that ultimately saved time... Read More »

Sample Resume: General Manager

Sample Resume: General Manager

George's role as general manager was a mixture of operations and business development responsibilities. He was also quite tech-savvy and wanted that to come through in his resume. We broke out George's accomplishments into two main categories: one that showcased his operations knowledge and another that... Read More »

Sample Resume: IT Manager

Sample Resume: IT Manager

Rodger Gonzales was looking for a new role as an IT Manager, but his resume was not leading to any interviews. He turned to Jennifer Hay, President of IT Resume Service, to help him create a resume that would help him get noticed. After interviewing Rodger and learning more about his background, Hay realized... Read More »

Sample Resume: Nurse

Sample Resume: Nurse

This resume was submitted by Linda Dobogai of Aberlene Resume & Career Services. Read More »

Sample Resume: Operations Manager

Sample Resume: Operations Manager

Cynthia wore many hats as the operations and office manager for this specialty foods distributor. A brief profile was included at the top to show her big picture value to employers. An areas of expertise section was included to make sure that the resume had all the right keywords to demonstrate her skill... Read More »

Sample Resume: Physician Office Assistant

Sample Resume: Physician Office Assistant

Reba had never written a resume before. She has held two positions in the past 22 years and the one time she changed jobs during that period, she found out about the physician office assistant position by word-of-mouth and she didn't need a resume to apply. Reba was unsure as to how to discuss anything other... Read More »

Sample Resume: Sales

Sample Resume: Sales

Randy had a strong record of achievement that was well documented. By reviewing his monthly sales numbers and productivity awards we were able to put together a resume that proved he was a top performer in his field. Sales professionals in general, can build powerful resumes by showing how well they perform... Read More »

Sample Resume: Sales & Servicing

Sample Resume: Sales & Servicing

John's original resume listed several of his automotive service job tasks which included interacting with customers, overseeing a team of mechanics, and processing warranties. His resume looked pretty "vanilla" and similar to so many others who do customer-facing and administrative work. When I spoke to John,... Read More »

Does This Resume Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Resume Make Me Look Fat?

Most job seekers I meet have some sort of "special circumstance" or blemish on their resume that they feel makes them unattractive to a hiring manager. For some, it's accounting for the dot-com they worked for that went bust after nine months or the year they took off from work to care for an aging parent or... Read More »

How To Put Your Resume Online

How To Put Your Resume Online

I came across Emurse long before it became an AOL service and was impressed with it from Day One. Emurse is a simple concept with an easy purpose. Mix the letters of e-m-u-r-s-e up and you get "resume." Quite simply, it is your online resume. Here are 10 things you should know about having your resume online... Read More »

10 Ways Your Resume Irks Hiring Managers

10 Ways Your Resume Irks Hiring Managers

CareerBuilder.com writer Fashion designer Coco Chanel had a personal rule: Before she left the house, the style icon always removed one piece of her ensemble to avoid the faux-pas of wearing too many accessories. Were Chanel alive today and working as a hiring manager, she would likely offer similar advice to... Read More »

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