Category Archives: Resume Advice

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

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

Putting Less in Your Resume Versus More

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When you show up to your interview with a short and concise resume you will have an advantage over the person who hands the interviewer a long rambling life story. Put yourself in the shoes of employers who interview for a living. Depending upon the size of the company, employers may receive hundreds of resumes a day. Employers are prioritizing resumes based on the relevance and readability of information. If the potential employer has to turn the page to read about your education and then turn back to read about your work experience, then you will more than likely get overlooked. Continue reading

Using Resume Examples – For and Against

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It does not matter if you are a graduate fresh from college, a mom wanting to return to the workforce or a successful business person wanting to make a career change, you are going to need a good resume. For many people, their first step in creating a resume is to find an example that they can follow. You may get that example from a friend, college class or an internet site. Let’s talk about Use of Resume Examples – For & Against. Continue reading

5 Steps to a Winning Resume

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To succeed in a volatile job market requires you to have a winning resume that demonstrates your value to employers. This is extremely vital in a job market where unemployment is on the rise and competition is fierce. Thus, it is important to have a resume that over delivers and positions you to out beat your competitors. To possess a flawless resume, which is not only well written, but well planned and organized on paper, is definitely your recipe for success. Continue reading

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