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 […]

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 […]

Wordsmithing your resume for tenses, titles, and other common problems.

Wordsmithing Your Resume: Tenses, Plurals, and Optimized Keywords

If you’re unsure whether to write your resume in past tense or present tense, traditional advice sides with common sense. If you’re describing something in your past, use past tense. Managed, coded, designed, marketed. If you’re describing something you’re still doing in your current job, use present tense. Manage, code, design, market.  Simple enough, right? Not so fast. […]

Resume Guides for Specific Industries

So many people write a resume focused on their needs – not the needs of the employers. In other words, they focus on their previous work history and responsibilities and what they want to do next. A good resume, however, focuses on results and achievements, and matches the needs of the job description for each […]

Why Resume KEywords Matter

Why Resume Keywords Matter

The accessibility of online job applications has bombarded hiring managers with more applicants than they can handle. That’s why most companies have turned to applicant tracking systems (ATS) to automate and simplify the vetting process. The downside? Many great job candidates are rejected sight unseen because they didn’t include strategic resume keywords. ATS Keyword Search Hiring […]

Creative Resume Formats: What You Need to Know

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 […]