The most comprehensive and practical list of resume tips out there.
If you’re like me, you might have “one page only!” ingrained in your brain when it comes to how long a resume should be.
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 […]
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 […]
Reddit user u/cityoftress recently asked employers for “the funniest, craziest or weirdest thing you’ve seen on a resume.” We found a few doozies, but even the worst resumes can be fixed. #1 – Orienting Details A 3×4 table under the header of Soft Skills. The bottom right cell read: Detailed Orientated with “detailed” being centered […]
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 […]
“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 […]
After submitting resume after resume and hearing nothing back, you might be considering a daring new approach. Maybe it’s time to ditch that trusty Microsoft Word resume template in favor of a bold, creative resume that won’t be missed and can’t be ignored. Before you spend your weekend crafting your resume into a pizza box […]
How can you be certain your job search process is not outdated? With the workplace evolving at a breakneck pace, it just makes sense that your resume should evolve, too. New resume formats are making it easier than ever to highlight the very best parts of your work experience. For one, the vast majority of resumes […]
The job outlook for investment bankers is good for 2016. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for financial analysts will grow by 12 percent from 2012 to 2024. That’s good for you because your skills will be in high demand. But that demand doesn’t mean that the most competitive investment banking jobs won’t […]
The traditional resume format for internships is a chronological format, primarily because this format highlights education and experience (work or volunteer) first. An internship resume should include the following categories (in order): Contact information Full name Address Preferred phone number Email address Resume objective (a single sentence outlining what you can bring to the internship/do […]
You feel you already have a pretty great resume: solid work history, relevant skills and keywords, and the best resume format to fit your career and highlight it all. You’re ready to take the spring job market by storm (or by gray rainy drizzle). But before you send it off to face those applicant tracking […]
By reading through resume examples, job seekers can get an accurate sense of how they compare with others in the field. Do they have sought-after credentials? Do they know the latest tools? Do they have enough accomplishments to climb another step up the ladder? While it’s common to search through resume examples to answer these questions […]
The traditional resume format is a reverse-chronological format, which best highlights a long, detailed work history. In contrast, a functional resume format focuses on skills and makes work history a footnote. It’s best suited for those with unconventional or sporadic career paths. A happy medium is the hybrid resume (also known as a combination resume), […]
While it’s common for job seekers to spend lots of time agonizing over the content of their resumes, many overlook the importance of their resume format. On average, a recruiter or hiring manager is only going to spend six seconds reading your resume, which means that you need to make it easy to read at a glance. […]