Eliminate the Fluff in Your Resume

If you don’t need it, get rid of it! If it’s not important, don’t add it to your resume. If you were a cook 10 years ago but now you’re looking for a job in retail management, don’t clutter up your resume with irrelevancy. There’s a fine line between what is relevant and what is not, so use your better […] Keep Reading...

Do NOT write a novel and call it a resume!

I repeat: Do NOT write a novel and call it a resume! Too many people make this mistake. They want to write this wordy, drawn-out thesis outlining their life story and their career aspirations. They have all these skills and accomplishments and they want to include them all in there somewhere. The problem is, most people just don’t know when […] Keep Reading...

Forget About “Core Competencies” in a Resume

“Core Competencies”…what a crock! It doesn’t matter if you’re a waitress, an administrative assistant, a nurse, a teacher, a sales executive, or a district manager – anyone can say they are “Self-Motivated”. Anyone can say they are “Goal Oriented” as well. In fact, most people do. Especially if they include a Core Competencies section in their resume. This, to me, […] Keep Reading...

Importance of a Good Objective Statement in Your Resume

You need an Objective Statement! There are a lot of people out there who say you don’t need to include an Objective Statement on a resume. They say it’s not important. That it’s outdated. Well, I disagree. A strong, concise Objective Statement can go a long way. First off, it immediately tells the reader what job you are applying for. […] Keep Reading...