5 Top Tips to Improve your Resume Writing

Here is the second part of our article: 6. Don't put a photograph of yourself on the resume. This one is pure amateur hour and it can harm your employment search immensely. While virtually no books on the subject say to do this, some will try to add a photo the mix. It is never a good idea. 7.... [More]

10 Tips for Improving a Resume

When it comes to an effective job search, you need to craft a solid resume. Most people have a general idea of what resume writing is but they may miss a few fine points. To make sure this doesn't happen to you, familiarize yourself with the following ten tips. Use action words. That means the re... [More]

Pros of Dumbing Down Your Resume

You spend years working through challenging university coursework to obtain your degree, or perhaps a series of degrees, eager for knowledge and a rewarding career. Then you graduate and realize that your degree isn't always an asset. You may find yourself hearing doors of opportunity shut because y... [More]

Do’s of Updating your Resume

A resume is more than just a paper listing your education and work history. A well written one can be your entree to the career of your dreams. However, if you haven't recently updated yours, it may be holding you back. These tips will help you take your resume writing from ho-hum to wow.Do update y... [More]

Resume Writing Content Recommendations

You should put some effort into the content when it comes to resume writing.  You want the prospective employer to be left really interested in getting you in for the interview.  You can do this by including all of your skills and talents that would be useful in the new position.  You... [More]

How To Include Metrics In A Resume

So you have finally decided to give your resume that extra fillip by adding some statistics and metrics to it. Now a large number of people out there do not look at the value of numbers added to a resume, because they do not know the powerful effect of metrics. However, if you have a sales job, it i... [More]

The Top Ten Resume Mistakes

When you send off a resume to a potential employer, you want to have as strong a chance as possible of landing a job. This is why it is so critical to avoid the common mistakes that can plague a resume and lead to it being dismissed out of hand. Since we are all human and prone to making errors, it ... [More]

Conquer Resume Writing with Powerful Words

Writing resumes is a sticky business for most people. What should be said, and how to say it are often the two most stressful aspects of writing resumes. The various elements of resumes all hold their own important place in career success, but what most people don’t understand is the power of ... [More]

Including a graph in a resume

A question we get asked pretty often is whether a job sekers can include a graph in his/her resume. I know it might sound weird to some of you but it actually depends on your field and career level. As a rule, if you are just entering the workforce or are looking for an entry level job, I wouldn't r... [More]

How to make a good first impression with your resume

Do you remember that commercial you saw on TV the other day? The one with the catchy jingle that stuck in your head? This is good advertising right there, and you can learn from it on how to write a resume that makes a good impression on recruiters. Much like commercials, resumes need to grab the at... [More]