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How to Choose a Resume Writing Service

Benefits and Drawbacks of Professionally Written Resumes… If you feel you are capable and qualified to write a compelling and effectual resume, then by all means give it a shot! Save your money!  My goal is not to sway you in one direction or the other in that regard. The only thing I suggest is that you have someone else […] Keep Reading...

Interview Tips and Advice

How to Prepare for an Interview… There are many things to consider when interviewing with a potential employer, especially in a face-to-face scenario versus a telephone interview, but here are a few helpful reminders for you: 1) DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Research is perhaps the most crucial cornerstone to success in an interview. Read all you can about the company you’re […] Keep Reading...

Focused Resumes = Effective Resumes

Focus, focus, focus! I have a lot of clients who want me to write them more of a “generic” resume so they can send it out to many different employers in many different industries. Although I can do this and have developed a good method for doing so, I still do not think this is the way to go…ever! If […] Keep Reading...

Curriculum Vitae versus Professional Resume

What is a CV? I’d like to clear up some confusion on this subject because I have a lot of clients who want me to write them a CV (or Curriculum Vitae) without really know what one is. In short, a CV is really just a fancy term for an academic resume. In the United States, a Curriculum Vitae is […] Keep Reading...

Sample Resumes

The Problem with Templates… If you are surfing the web and looking for a good resume sample or template to use as a guideline for your own resume, make sure the sample you settle on is appropriate considering your background, the industry you’re in, and your career intentions. Because when it comes right down to it, different styles of resumes […] Keep Reading...

Add Value Every Step of the Way When Writing Your Resume

Value-Added Throughout the Hiring Process… The hiring process is just that: a process. You start with initial contact in the form of a cover letter and resume. I call this the Paper Phase. If these “papers” are well written and enticing enough for a hiring manager to consider you, then they’ll likely proceed to the Interview Phase. Now, they may […] Keep Reading...

How to Write a Resume

What to do… I truly hope you weren’t looking for one universal formatting methodology because, in truth, there is no cookie-cutter way of writing a resume. What works best for one person may not be best for another. Some people will benefit from a Chronological resume whereas that format may be detrimental to someone who has jumped around a bit […] Keep Reading...

Types of Resumes: Chronological, Functional, Targeted, & Combination

Which One is Right for You? The different types of resumes serve different purposes and it’s really up to you to choose which one is best for you, however I typically recommend a Chronological format for the average job seeker. A Chronological resume lists your work history, including the years, with your most recent position listed first. I can tell […] Keep Reading...

Cut to the Chase When Writing Your Resume!

Straight to Your Experiences… I can’t tell you how many resumes I’ve seen over the years where I had to read a page and a half of nonsense before I got to the “meat” of it. This goes along with my theory that you don’t want to give a hiring manager a novel to read, you want to make it […] Keep Reading...

How Many Pages Should My Resume Be?

A One-Page Resume is No Longer the Standard… A common misconception is that a professional resume should only be one page. However, that’s not really the case these days. I while back, before the miracles of technology, I would have agreed. But now that most resumes are being read on a computer screen versus on paper, there’s no need to […] Keep Reading...
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