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How to Write an Elevator Pitch for Job Search Networking

The job hunt involves online searches, applications, and editing your resume and cover letter, but the search shouldn’t end there. Developing your skills and networking are also vital parts of a successful job search strategy. While attending an event might make you squirm with anxiety, it offers a prime opportunity to build your network and […]

Should I include typing speed/wpm, my street address, my LinkedIn profile on my resume?

FAQ: Should I Include It On My Resume?

We answered some of the most commonly asked questions about what should and shouldn’t be added to your resume. Have more questions about what goes on your resume? Ask us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. Should I include all of my jobs on my resume? No. A resume is designed to market just how well […]

Resume Skills Section: How to write a skills section for your resume.

4 Ways to Write a Resume Skills Section (with Examples)

Whether you’re trying to catch a recruiter’s eye or rise to the top of an applicant tracking system‘s rankings, seeding your resume with relevant resume keywords should be a top priority. One simple way to do this is through a resume skills section. A designated skills list is an optional resume section and not part of a […]

Resume tips list

52 Resume Tips to Transform Your Job Search

Creating a resume for your job search should be easy. Download a template, write up your work and education history, then fire it off to eager potential employers. But once you start, the questions start piling up. Are objective statements still a thing? Do I put the company name or my job title first? Which […]

Jobscan Reports: 98% of Fortune 500 Companies Use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Taleo dominates the ATS market share.

Over 98% of Fortune 500 Companies Use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Applicant tracking systems, or ATS, are a type of software used by companies to assist with human resources, recruitment, and hiring processes. There are hundreds of companies developing ATS software and each system offers a different package of features. That said, ATS are primarily used to help hiring companies collect and organize large numbers of […]

Should you have a soft skills resume section?

Should You Include a Soft Skills Resume Section?

Before focusing my business solely on soft skills solutions for companies and organizations, I offered resume writing services and worked with hundreds of individual job seekers. I created a soft skills resume section for my clients who received excellent feedback from employers and began landing interviews and job offers. Of course, I recommend revising your […]

Resume Sections

Resume Sections: What You Need and Where You Need Them

Good resume design is all about ensuring that your most important skills, experience, and qualifications are easily understood by a recruiter or hiring manager. These days, that means your resume sections must make it easy for both human readers and the applicant tracking systems (ATS) they use. In order to do both, your resume sections and […]

Resume Accomplishments

Resume Accomplishments: A Resume Writer’s Take on Standing Out

As a resume writer, I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the importance of resume accomplishments throughout your job search. Accomplishments are the most potent element to set yourself apart in writing. It’s that simple. And they’re also very useful during job interviews. Most resumes are filled with roles and responsibilities, and that makes them […]