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 […]

How to choose a font for your resume.

The Best Fonts to Make Your Resume ATS and Recruiter-Friendly

It might not seem like a big deal, but did you know something as simple as the font you pick for your resume can have a huge impact on your chances of scoring your dream job? Learn how to pick the best font for resume content, what font size your resume should be, how good […]

Top resume tips and bad avice you probably shouldn't follow.

5 Popular Resume Tips You SHOULDN’T Follow

Most resume tips resources are primarily made up of common sense and tried-and-true methods, but there are a few pieces of advice out there that could hurt more than they help. Use caution when it comes to these 5 resume tips: Resume Tip 1: Hide gaps or short-term gigs in your resume by removing exact dates […]

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 […]

executive soft skills on your executive resume

How to Showcase the Top Executive Soft Skills on Your Resume

As you climb the corporate ladder into senior management and the executive ranks, the hard skills on your resume (like your ability to design, sell, or use Microsoft Excel) lose some of their importance. A greater emphasis is placed on executive soft skills. These abstract instincts and abilities have been developed over the course of a career […]

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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 […]