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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 […]

Ebony Joyce featured resume template free download

Featured Resume Template from Ebony Joyce

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 Ebony Joyce out of the Indianapolis area. Be sure to follow her on LinkedIn and check […]

Diana YK Chan featured resume template

Featured Resume Template from Diana YK Chan

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 Diana YK Chan out of the Toronto area. Be sure to follow her on LinkedIn and […]

Featured Resume Template from Kyle Elliott

Featured Resume Template from Kyle Elliott

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. First up is “Caffeinated” Kyle Elliot out of the San Francisco Bay area. Be sure to follow him on […]

Best resume formats advice from job search experts

Ask the Experts: Best Resume Formats, Worst Advice, and How to Stand Out

Whether you’re selecting a resume template or formatting your own, the way you structure your past work experience could make or break your your job search. So we asked 7 experts — job search strategists, resume writers, and recruiters — to weigh in on the best resume formats, worst formatting advice, and a few novel ways to […]

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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 […]

How to write a military to civilian resume.

Military-to-Civilian Resume: How to Translate Your Service Experience

How to write a military-to-civilian resume Get started by creating a master military resume Consult your VMET and fitness evaluations for ideas and resume content Translate your military titles and skills for civilian readers Focus on experience that is relevant to the job for which you’re applying Top-load your resume with targeted keywords and accomplishments […]

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 […]