Top 10 free resume builder reviews.

Top 10 Free Resume Builder Reviews

Free resume builders are useful tools that help you easily assemble your work history and experience into a well-organized resume. A good resume builder enables you to create a resume that fits the job you’re going for and highlight the best aspects of your professional profile. Not many sites are objective, so here are our […]

Side Hustle on your CV

Why a Side Hustle Makes a Great Addition to Your CV

Finding good employment isn’t easy in today’s world. More people are alive than at any prior point in the history of human civilization and US unemployment rates are down again at 4.7%. The level of competition is intimidating. With the days of lucking into a great position with an underwhelming CV far behind us, we […]

500 Free Microsoft Word Resume Templates

Looking for a standout resume template compatible with Microsoft Word? Below are four sources offering quality Microsoft Word resume templates that are totally free and easy to download. These sites have over 500 Word resume templates between them. Microsoft Word Resume Templates from Microsoft Office You’ll find some resume templates built-in to your Microsoft Word […]

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 […]

This keyword list will help you determine the top resume keywords to put on your resume.

Top 500 Resume Keywords to Boost Your Resume

What Are Resume Keywords? Job listings include the hard skills and competencies an applicant needs in order to be a great hire. These abilities become keywords used by recruiters and hiring managers to quickly identify top candidates whether they’re skimming with their eyes or using software to filter applicants based on the resume keywords. “The first thing […]

Create a leadership skills resume

How to Showcase Leadership Skills on Your Resume

Leadership is an essential function of successful management that helps to maximize work efficiency and to achieve organizational goals. Regardless of the type of the job you’re looking for or a company’s size, leadership skills are paramount. They belong to the group of the most sought-after soft skills that employers look for in candidates. Your […]

What should your legal resume look like in 2018? Photo by Sebastian Pichler

What Should Your Legal Resume Look Like in 2018?

Lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries, legal assistants, and other legal industry professionals work in a complicated industry filled with paperwork, documentation, and data. But that doesn’t mean that a legal resume should read like a lengthy legal brief. Today, legal job postings online are the norm rather than the exception, which means that legal recruiters and […]

Are you resume keyword stuffing?

Are You Guilty of Resume Keyword Stuffing?

Many hiring professionals use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to narrow down applicant pools. Savvy job seekers have responded by researching ATS and learning about optimized resume keywords. In short, recruiters can search their ATS for the specific skills and keywords most relevant to the job description, so applicants increase their chances of being found by strategically identifying […]

Recruiters hate the functional resume.

Why Recruiters HATE the Functional Resume Format

“Recruiters hate the functional resume,” a veteran recruiter in the healthcare industry told Jobscan. “It’s a waste of time.” Most resumes utilize the classic reverse-chronological format. Your name and contact information go at the top, followed immediately by your employment history. Starting with your current or most recent position and walking backwards through time, this format […]

Knowing how to fill out a resume is also about knowing what to leave out.

When to Leave a Job Off Your Resume

Remember this: A resume is a marketing document that quickly shows a potential employer how you are a fit for their job. It is not a career biography. To determine which jobs in your past to leave off your resume, consider the following questions from Lori Williams, Resume Writer and Career Coach at Unstoppable Communications: Will […]