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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, Corporate Warriors - This article suggests creating a resume portfolio as a way for you to stand out from the crowd of resumes that flood recruiter and HR inboxes. He suggests your focus should be on key accomplishments, quantifying the results if possible and at the very least, providing good qualitative results..

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?