Resume Writing Tips and Strategies to Increase Interviews

Knowing how to write a curriculum vitae, CV, or resume for a career change is a learned skill, or should we call it a talent or art? Changing jobs is one of the most complex decisions you will encounter during your professional career. The safe choice is to stay in your current job, where you [...]

How To Scrutinize Postings To Write Targeted Resumes

It is essential to scrutinize job postings to write targeted resumes for specific jobs – job postings and descriptions will help provide keywords and direction when you are stuck. You can find useful and helpful information to incorporate into your career documents directly from job postings. Before creating or updating your resume and cover letter, [...]

Writing a resume that achieves the WOW factor when it lands on the reader’s desk will require you to showcase your accomplishments. If successful, you will earn an interview. The document must show your value and make you stand out. That is why you must find your success stories when writing a resume. The best [...]

Improve your resume with these resume writing strategies to generate more interviews—and, ultimately, job offers. As a resume writer with 24 years of experience, I know it’s critical to write a visually appealing resume that is keyword-rich and accomplishment-based, to highlight the value you can bring to an organization. You don’t get a second chance [...]

A Resume Format and a Resume Template Are Different

There are differences between a resume format and a resume template. Below is a brief description of four formats that job seekers commonly use. Chronological Resume Format A chronological resume in which the information is organized dates the most recent position, working backward 10-15 years. This stresses the positions you held and the companies where [...]

How to Navigate the Transition from College to a Career

So, you are finished. You’ve completed all your college credits and had your diploma in hand. Now you have to search for—or start—your first job. Job searching after graduating from college can be a chaotic and stressful time. You have to deal with the demands of job-hunting, interviewing, and starting a new career. Do you [...]

How to Write a Resume to Increase Job Interviews

Are you struggling to write a resume to generate more interviews for positions of interest? You are not alone! Let’s discuss the critical components when writing a resume that will grab the reader’s attention. First of all, you need to understand that your resume is a marketing tool and marketing a product. That product is [...]

How Long Should My Resume Be?

Are you a job seeker wondering how long a resume should be? When developing a resume, people seem to get overly concerned and stuck on this question. Let’s shed a little light on this topic and clear up some confusion. The One-Page Myth Have you heard along the way,  your resume needs to be no longer [...]

Job References – Should You Include Them on Your Resume?

How and when to present your job references is often a question I get asked. As you already know, your resume and cover letter are your chance to influence potential employers. If they impress the employer, you’ll get a chance to say even more about yourself and your qualities at the job interview. At some point, employers will [...]

Resume keywords and phrases are critical to include when writing your resume and cover letter. Use the right ones to gets your resume past the applicant tracking systems and into human hands. Most companies use digital databases, called applicant tracking systems or resume screening systems, to search candidates. The human resource department will search queries [...]