When it comes to the challenges of job hunting, simply getting your resume before a hiring manager can be an obstacle. Too few job seekers, however, are adept at making their experience and talents stand out on the page.
One example is the resume of Alex Doe (a pseudonym), below. He leads with a "summary of... Read More »
It's not always easy determining which information to include on a resume -- and in which order. Air National Guardsman Clay Doe, a pseudonym, thought that listing his planned bachelor of science degree was a priority, which is why he included it as the first item on his resume.
But Doe would do better to... Read More »
Like many military veterans, Jess Doe (a pseudonym) had trouble articulating the responsibilities of her civilian job. Her single-page resume (below) reflects that problem. Doe's most current position, for example, as an assistant instructor at a taekwondo studio in Wisconsin, lists but two responsibilities... Read More »
Compiling a resume in which the majority of your experience comes from retail may seem difficult at first. "I worked at this store, I sold these products" is the typical mindset of many retail employees. However, with a little thought, you can make your retail experience work for you. Think about what you've... Read More »
If you've been working in the warehouse and industrial environments long enough, you may have been promoted to supervisor or manager. This leads to the inevitable question -- how do you best represent your leadership talents on a resume?
Always look for opportunities to quantify your experiences, by... Read More »
A great internship during college can be an excellent springboard for future internships and can help graduating seniors land their first entry level job.
AOL Jobs talked to Dr. Cheryl Minnick, internship coordinator and career advisor at The University of Montana, to learn how a great student resume can... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Melissa Blaser* was targeting positions as an elementary school principal. She enlisted the help of Tracy M. Parish, president of CareerPlan, Inc. & Executive Career Solutions, to help land her dream job. Parish worked with Melissa to craft a compelling document with a clear value proposition, rather than... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »