Resume Articles

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  • Six Steps to A Blockbuster Resume

    By ResumeEdge.com - The Net's Premier Resume Writing and Editing Service.-- A resume has one purpose – to market your skills, achievements, professional background, academic history, and future potential to a prospective employer. Much like a 30-second commercial, today's resume must provide maximum data as quickly as possible, differentiate you from all other candidates, and be attractively packaged.
  • E-Resumes: Getting More Bites with Bytes

    By Laura Edwards, Resident Headhunter, ExecSearches.com - Learn how to get your online resume in front of anyone you want by sending your private URL to human resource directors and recruiters who, in this world of rampant viruses (some even cleverly titled, "Resume"), are unwilling or afraid to accept resumes as attachments in e-mail. What's more, with your own URL, you can show off your knowledge of the Internet while leapfrogging ahead of your technologically-challenged competition.
  • Chronological vs. Functional: Which Resume is For You?

    By Laura Edwards, Resident Headhunter, ExecSearches.com - Resume formats vary in all shapes and sizes. The most common formats - outside of the academic resume - are chronological, functional and what I like to call the combination platter. Determining which one is right for you is as easy as deciding where you have been and where you wish to go next.
  • Address Gaps In Your Career History In Your Resume

    By Peter Newfield - Did you try your hand at consulting after a layoff? Take time off after the birth of a child? Have a disability that lasted several months? Life would certainly be easier if your career history could be perfectly presented on a resume. But for many job seekers, a few missing years can haunt you when sending these critical documents to headhunters and prospective employers. How do you tactfully and accurately address the missing years in your resume and/or cover letter?
  • Burn Your Resume, Build a Resume Portfolio

    By Don Straits - You might want to consider burning your resume, but that might be a little extreme. You could set your house on fire! But I do want you to stop thinking in terms of the traditional one- or two-page resume. I know virtually every book on resume writing and almost every career counselor and recruiter across the country will tell you to write the traditional one- or two-page resume.
  • Seven Keys to Successful Resumes

    By Wayne Parker - A resume or vita is a important tool for professionals, and others, in seeking for a job. This article summarizes how to evaluate your resume to see if it will be attractive to a potential employer.
  • Lying On Your Resume

    By Jim Owen - Embellishment is a common--and risky--practice. Eager to win that coveted position, job seekers are sometimes tempted to be "creative" when writing their resumes. But that doesn't surprise Edward C. Andler. "Cheating on resumes has become distressingly common," says Andler, a "resume detective" and the author of The Complete Reference Checking Handbook, published by Amacom Books. "And many people are getting by with it, which appears to be making others follow suit."
  • Get help writing your resume

    By Genevieve Thiers - In this marketplace, a great resume can get you anywhere. The problem is, there are not that many great resumes out there. Most resumes contain at least one mistake, and most have more than one. The trick to writing a good one is to carefully craft each section to reflect your particular talents. Use the following steps to create a concise, inspired resume.
  • Writing A Super Resume

    By n/a - Express your qualifications and stand out from the crowd. Argh! It's time to rewrite your resume. What may feel like the world's most tedious task--puffing yourself up and bragging about your accomplishments on paper--doesn't have to be so painful. Just remember one thing: Your resume should stand out from the crowd. Employers, especially those who have posted openings on large Web sites, receive hundreds of resumes for a single position. You must express your qualifications for the desired job in a concise, clear, and aesthetically appealing manner. Here are a few ways to get your resume to the top of the stack.
  • Curriculum Vitae vs. Resumes?

    By Peter Newfield - Resumes and C.V.s -- What's the Difference? According to the dictionary, a resume is "a summary, as of one's employment, education, etc., used in applying for a new position." Conversely, a curriculum vitae (C.V.) is noted as "a regular or particular course of study of or pertaining to education and life." In other words, a RESUME is a career and educational summary meant to highlight your skills and experience and a C.V. is a list meant to document every job and degree you've ever received in your life.
  • Internet job hunt poses new questions about resumes

    By Joan Lloyd, C.S.P. - Should I send my resume as an attachment or pasted in an e-mail memo? Should I format it in Word and then save it in ASCII, so it prints out properly? I heard my cover letter should be typed into the subject of the email, not sent as an attachment? What are the rules for an Internet job search?
  • Finding the Fairytale Job: How to Tell Your Story in a Resume

    By Laura Edwards, Resident Headhunter, ExecSearches.com - The average headhunter will spend about eight seconds looking at your resume before moving on to the other hundreds of pieces of paper on his or her desk. Capture that headhunter's interest with a resume that tells your story accurately and effectively, and grabs attention.