ATS formatting mistakes for your resume

Don’t Make These ATS Formatting Mistakes

To understand why resume formatting matters to applicant tracking systems, you first need to understand how resumes move through ATS. Here’s how it works: After you submit your resume through an online application, it automatically lands in the ATS. Many systems then scan your resume, “parse” or pull out information, and rearrange your resume into […]

Top 10 free resume builder reviews.

Top 10 Free Resume Builder Online Reviews

Resume builders are interactive online resume templates that allow you to plug in information and build a cohesive resume. Some free resume builders are extremely structured and require little effort on the job seeker’s part, while other resume builders let you take the lead. Whatever your current needs are, we’ve got you covered. These are […]

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Job Seekers to Watch in 2019

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Job Seekers to Watch in 2019

You might be surprised to learn that YouTube is such an awesome resource for job seekers looking to learn more about the job search. Many of the top career experts and strategists have channels dedicated to helping job seekers succeed. Everything from resume writing to interview questions to mastering the perfect handshake can be found […]

How to Download a Resume from LinkedIn

Did you know LinkedIn offers users the ability to download a resume version of their LinkedIn profile? Did you know it’s actually a decent resume? Here’s an example of a resume downloaded from LinkedIn: How to Download a Resume from LinkedIn While your LinkedIn resume isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for your job search, this little-known secret […]

Differences between resume and cv.

CV vs. Resume: What’s the Difference Between a Resume and Curriculum Vitae?

A resume is a living document that should be customized for every job. A  curriculum vitae (CV) is a comprehensive document you may not change for months or years. There are other differences:  Length, update frequency, format, and focus. What is a Resume? Resumes are short documents, usually only one or two pages total, that […]

hard skills vs soft skills

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills (and How to Use Them on Your Resume)

There are two types of skills used in resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a glimpse into the job seeker. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often learned in school, through […]

how to write resume accomplishments and resume accomplishments examples

39 Resume Accomplishments Examples to Demonstrate Your Value

Resume accomplishments are work achievements performed by a job seeker that are both measurable and unique to their experience. Accomplishments on a resume are different than duties or responsibilities in that duties and responsibilities are virtually the same for any employee in a similar role. Using resume accomplishments in place of responsibilities makes the most […]

Resume Education Section: How to write and format your education

How to Format a Resume Education Section: Tips and Examples

Many job seekers put their resume writing energy into creating the bulk of their resume: the experience and skill sections. As a result, the education section becomes a bit of an afterthought. But with applicant tracking systems parsing resumes and analyzing for job description requirements, more attention (and better formatting) should be paid. We’re here […]

Resume summary vs. objective statement: which is better?

Resume Summary vs Objective: Which Resume Introduction is Right for You?

While objective statements are ideal for some job seekers, resume summaries work better for others. Each type of introductory statement highlights a different set of goals and serves a different purpose. And, for many job seekers, neither resume introduction statement will be the right fit. What is a Resume Objective Statement? If you’ve been at […]

How to write a resume objective statement.

Resume Objective Statements: FAQ, How-To, and Examples

A resume objective statement is one of two types of introductory statements often included at the top of a resume. It is the lesser-used option these days, second to a summary statement (more about summary statements later), due to its many notable pitfalls. However, at the right place and time, the once-popular objective statement still […]

Free Google Docs Resume Templates for Drive.

4 Sources of Free Google Docs Resume Templates

If you’re one of the many people that has become accustomed to using Google Docs rather than a traditional word processor through school, work, or personal projects, you can extend its use into your job search with these free Google Docs resume templates. Google Docs Resume Templates from Google Drive The first place to start […]

Free certifications to add to your resume.

5 Certifications to Add to Your Resume (For Free!)

While it might not be feasible for you to start a new degree program or expensive certification program, there are plenty of free and affordable certifications that help you add to your credentials. Certifications are a quick way to gain skills that will boost your resume and raise your value as a job candidate. While […]

How to prep for a video interview.

How to Sound and Look Professional in a Phone or Video Interview

Job interviews are stressful and only made worse when technology enters the mix. You want to present yourself as professional, knowledgeable, and poised, but that’s easier said than done while battling a noisy environment, spotty wi-fi, or malfunctioning headphones. Technological failures and poor planning are enough to ruin a good candidate’s chances of landing the […]