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 talent or art? One of the hardest decisions you will encounter during your professional career is the decision to change jobs. The safe choice is to stay in your current job, where [...]

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 resumes that achieve the ‘WOW factor’ when the reader looks at your resume 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 from the crowd. That is why, when writing a resume, you need to find your success [...]

Improve your resume with these resume writing strategies to generate more interviews—and ultimately job offers. As a resume writer with 16+ years of experience, I know it’s critical to write a resume that is visually appealing, keyword-rich, and accomplishment-based to highlight the value you can bring to an organization. You don’t get a second chance to [...]

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 different types of formats commonly used by job seekers. Chronological Resume Format A chronological resume in which the information is organized by dates the most recent position first, working backward 10-15 years. This stresses the positions you [...]

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 get ready 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. [...]

How to Write a Resume to Increase Job Interviews

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

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 are [...]

Resume keywords and phrases are critical to include when writing your resume and cover letter. Use the right ones to gets your resume passed 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 [...]