Resume Writing

  • 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

  • 8 Words To Never Use On A Resume

    8 Words To Never Use On A Resume

    My friend, Don Goodman, from Resume Wizards recently gave me his personal 18-point checklist for creating a good resume. As I read through it, all the bad resumes I've ever read came flashing back to me. Continue Reading

  • Is A Fancy Resume A Waste Of Time?

    Is A Fancy Resume A Waste Of Time?

    By Marian Schembari It's not even big news anymore when someone does something "crazy" to get a job. Whether it's a Google or Facebook advertisement, a shoe in a box, or a resume in Trafalgar Square, job seekers are getting more and more aggressive about standing out. Personally -- and as someone who has... Continue Reading

  • 4 Hidden Resume Mistakes That Will Cost You The Job

    4 Hidden Resume Mistakes That Will Cost You The Job

    Most employers will tell you that job seekers routinely make obvious, painful errors on their resumes that cost them the job. And while there are online tools that will help you avoid making some of these mistakes, such as punctuation errors, most tools won't catch these four major blunders. Continue Reading

  • Real Resume Help: What Every Resume Needs -- But Usually Lacks

    Real Resume Help: What Every Resume Needs -- But Usually Lacks

    Some job seekers have problems selling their skills. They list their basic duties, which most job seekers have in common. You can stand out in a job search by positioning those skills so they set you apart. Think of how a salesperson sells a car. He doesn't tout the fact that the car has four wheels, windows... Continue Reading

  • What Not To Put On Your Resume

    What Not To Put On Your Resume

    By Kelly Eggers According to a 2010 Accountemps survey, 28% of executives say the resume is where most job seekers make mistakes in the application process. But what exactly constitutes a mistake? We talked with career coaches and resume writers to find ten gaffes that will guarantee that your resume never... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Can Tweeting Help You Write a Better Resume?

    Can Tweeting Help You Write a Better Resume?

    According to employment experts at My Job Group, a network of regional job sites in the United Kingdom, résumés written by job seekers who are actively involved on Twitter were better written and more likely to land on an employer's short list. After analyzing 500 resumes, they found that... Continue Reading

  • Six Resume Phrases That Every Hiring Manager Hates

    Six Resume Phrases That Every Hiring Manager Hates

    Lately, I've been seeing so many hackneyed phrases on resumes at every professional level. Here are the top six phrases I see job seekers using to describe themselves over and over again that are sure to get your resume tossed in the "no" pile. trustworthy team player flexible good... Continue Reading

  • Resume Writing Advice That You Should Ignore

    Resume Writing Advice That You Should Ignore

    Over the years as a career professional, I've had clients tell me about some pretty bad resume writing advice they have received. Here are the top five pieces of advice that I believe all job seekers should ignore. Continue Reading

  • Five Quick Ways to Get Your Resume Tossed in the

    Five Quick Ways to Get Your Resume Tossed in the "No" Pile

    Submitting a resume to a recruiter or hiring manager is often the first step in building a relationship with an employer. Job seekers make decisions about what to add and omit from their resume in an effort to put their best foot forward and land an interview. But frequently, job seekers adopt a writing... Continue Reading