Resume Help

Which Resume Is Right For You?

As the saying goes – there’s more than one way to skin a cat. The same can be said for resumes. Different circumstances call for different resume types. So which is the best for you?  Chronological Functional or Skills-based Combination What’s the Difference?  Simply put – focus area. Each resume type focuses on a different…

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Top Resume Writing Tips of 2019

When writing a resume, it’s sometimes easy to get carried away and overlook the basics. With 2020 only three months away, now’s a great time to review your resume to ensure a solid foundation for the new year.  Update the Basics Make sure your address and personal information are up-to-date and accurate. While you’re at…

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This Week in Career Advice: 5 Stylish Resume Designs

  We’re all familiar with the plain-jane resume templates found in Word. Unfortunately, since we’re all familiar with them, using them increases your chances of having a resume that looks like everybody else’s. If you want your resume to stand out among the thousands of other pages of single columns and Times New Roman, check…

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How Good Does Your Resume Look?

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting principles for writing a sparkling resume. Each article presents one or more keys to creating a professional and effective resume that generates interviews. How Resumes are Read Resumes are rarely read. Resumes are first scanned, usually by HR (Human Resources) or the internal recruiter. Resumes…

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Don't Worry About the “One-Page Resume Rule”

Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Unfortunately, many listen to this outdated advice and devise ways to cram a complete professional history into one sheet. So much so that most job seekers expand…

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What Do You Think About Lying on Your Resume?

It is tempting to put little white lies on your resume. These might include overstating your knowledge of required software (“If they call me, I’ll teach myself over the weekend”), a certification (“They’ll never go through all that trouble to find out”) or extending dates at a former employer (“They can’t find out. The company…

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