What's the difference between resume vs CV?

Know the Differences Between a Resume and CV

A resume is a short document of career highlights customized for each new job application. A CV is a long, in-depth breakdown of all your work, education, achievements, and projects within a specific field.  The difference is demonstrated by the word origins: The French résumé can be translated as “summary” while the Latin curriculum vitae […]

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Here’s Why You Should Not Include a Picture on Your Resume in 2020

In 2020, our communications—even corporate communications—are highly visual. We commonly speak in memes, GIFs, and emojis, so attaching a picture to your resume may seem like a good idea. But not so fast… There are several reasons why a picture on your resume could hurt your candidacy and, in most cases, no real benefits of […]

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Resume Branding Statements: Adjectives or Accomplishments?

A professional brand is the representation of your unique value proposition in the workplace. It’s comprised of your articulated passions, professional style, perceived strengths and predictable results. Each of us has a professional brand, whether whether or not we’ve carefully crafted our public reputation. Our brand is how our network, leaders, and co-workers describe us […]

Best resume format: hybrid resume

Why the Hybrid Resume is the Best Resume Format

The hybrid resume, also called a combination resume, is a combination of the chronological resume format and the functional resume format.  The hybrid resume highlights the job seeker’s skills and achievements section first (like a functional resume) followed by work experience (the focus of a chronological resume format). While the chronological resume format seems a […]

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You Don’t Need Numbers to Show Accomplishments on Your Resume

If you’ve recently updated your resume, you’ve probably become frustrated with trying to incorporate quantifiable accomplishments. Quantifiable accomplishments are all the resume rage because numbers convey impact quickly, efficiently, and can transcend language. As a resume writer, I’m always looking for ways to quantify the results my clients have created in their careers. But slapping […]

How to tailor your resume to the job description

How To Tailor Your Resume To the Job Description

If you want your job search to be efficient and effective, preparing your resume shouldn’t be a one-time experience. You’ll receive more responses from interested companies by taking some time to customize your resume for each new job description. Tailoring your resume connects the dots for recruiters and hiring managers who are overwhelmed by a […]

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6 Pieces of Resume Advice that Stand the Test of Time

While researching resume length recently, I wondered when today’s resume standards were established and how resume advice has changed over the years. I uncovered something surprising: An article from a 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times that, a handful of statements aside, seems every bit as modern as something that might appear on a career […]

Improve Your Resume

How to Improve Your Resume with Focus and Consistency

Many websites offer advice on how to improve your resume via fancy fixes and attention-getting flourishes, but it’s the simplest details that make critical differences. Your resume’s path to the “yes” pile lies in your ability to master the fundamentals. Take a step back and ask yourself what is really necessary. Still getting your resume […]

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Featured Resume Template from Irina Pichura

In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which include formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. Next up is Irina Pichura out of New York City. Be sure to follow her on LinkedIn and check […]

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Featured Australian Resume Template from Catriona Herron Watt

In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which include formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. Next up is Catriona Herron Watt of CV Saviour from Sydney, Australia. Be sure to follow her on LinkedIn or […]

How to write a federal resume.

How to Write a Federal Resume and Apply for a Federal Job

The US federal government employs over 2 million people, not even counting military service branches. Federal jobs are highly contested thanks to great benefits, role longevity, and social importance. While USAJobs, the prime job board for federal jobs, is a great place to find opportunities, applying for federal jobs and writing a federal resume can […]