Category Archives: Resume Advice

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

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