Category Archives: Resume Advice

How to Translate a Military Resume to Civilian Resume

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Your resume is not what gets you hired. Your resume is what gets you the interview where you can present yourself in the best light so you will be offered a job. Use action words in your resume. Write short concise sentences. Do not worry about using sentence fragments, they are allowed and even expected on a resume. Write in an active voice verses a passive voice. Instead of writing that computers were maintained by you write instead that you oversaw computer maintenance. Continue reading

Free Resume Samples – For & Against

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Getting a job is hard work and aside from the education and training you need, you also have to understand how to write and send in a good resume if you hope to get the job. When you need to write an impressive resume there are a few things you can use to help you.

Free resume samples are basically an idea of what you can do with your resume. There are lots of free samples online and they are all there to help you make a decision as to what you will include in your resume. They give you advice about what layout to use and offer the best and most professional option. Continue reading

Using Action Verbs on Your Resume

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The resume is a marketing document that promotes your relevant talents, skills, experiences, and contributions you have made at your current and past employers. It gives an outline of who you are as a professional and what value you can offer to the company. Your goal is to provide a content rich resume that will make you stand out among other applicants and secure a job interview and eventually win you that desired position. Continue reading

How to Write Combination Resumes

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Are you trying to compose a resume, but you are not sure where to start? There are many different styles of resumes out there, but we recommend you looking into using the “hybrid” combination resume. When you are writing a combination resume, you will have the option to emphasize your abilities and skills, your education background, and who you have worked for. If you have the flexibility to place your information in an order that suits your style, tastes, and background, then the combination resume is a great idea. This style of resume is also great in enabling you to tweak things much easier for specific employment situations. Continue reading

The 20-second Resume Scan

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For all job seekers their resume is the exhibition of their experience and skill sets. Especially in some fields like software engineering, the resume plays an important role in defining the job prospects of the candidate. The 20-second resume scan of a candidate done by employer often decides the fate of the candidate. Due to this reason, it is very important that the candidate gets his / her resume ready to grab employer’s attention. Continue reading

Tips for Writing Career Changing Resumes

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Not all resumes are created equal, and not all resumes will be written for the same purpose. For some, their career will never change throughout their working life. But most of us are not so lucky. Many of us will find ourselves out of work and faced with a job market that will not offer anything that directly relates to our past experience. Writing career changing resumes contain many of the same elements as any resume, but some things are different. Continue reading