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