“The longest journey begins with a step.” That’s how the saying goes, anyway. It’s certainly true of resume writing, that’s for sure. It can be a daunting task to boil down a career into a one or two page summary of highlights that is brief yet effective. This is the challenge resume writers face and […]

The toughest part of any project is getting started. This is especially true when it comes to writing a resume. For a long time professional, organising your entire work history into one or two pages of effective summaries can be a challenge. It’s equally daunting for students and those of us who are changing careers, […]

The Chronological Resume in Detail

June 12, 2012

If you’ve been reading page after page of facts, tips and tricks regarding how to write a resume, you may be overwhelmed. It really is a lot to consume and learn, especially if you truly wish to effectively apply these guidelines to write the kind of resume that works. If you want to achieve a […]

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Your Resume: Is Form as Important as Content?

May 21, 2012

When writing a resume, many of us pay so much attention to content that we find ourselves neglecting form and proper design. We list all relevant skills, achievements, education and more in intricate detail and we end up not giving enough of our time to the effort of designing a resume that actually looks good. […]

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Anatomy of a Resume

April 14, 2012

Writing a resume isn’t too hard if you compartmentalise it, breaking it down into its individual parts. Regardless of whether you’re an experienced professional with a long employment history writing a chronological resume or a transitional worker crafting a resume using the functional format, approaching a resume systematically is vital. Let’s examine a resume using […]

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Resume Template Types Commonly Used

March 24, 2012

Choosing the proper resume format can make all the difference between getting a job interview and waiting for a call that never comes. The two major resume templates, or formats are chronological and functional. Each has specific occasions where they should be used and picking the right format for your situation is vital. The Chronological […]

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Preparing to Write Your Resume

February 17, 2012

A well-written resume that gets results needs to be targeted and it needs to be exact. It will not just trot out your past work record and duties. It will say, “This is what I can do for you,” and that is what will get you the interview. A resume can’t be generic. It needs […]

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Resume Design & Layout Tips

January 22, 2012

How a resume looks and feels can be just as important as what it says. A job seeker can be the most qualified person in the resume pile, with a resume directly targeted to the specific job with plenty of real-world examples of accomplishments and still not even get called for an interview if layout […]

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How to Write a Winning Cover Letter

December 7, 2011

In these days of electronic resume submission, the art of writing an effective cover letter has been lost. In many cases, companies just ask for an online resume submission and make the cover letter optional. Even when online submission is not the case, many job seekers will email or even snail mail a resume with […]

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A Look at a Targeted, Achievements-Oriented Resume

November 3, 2011

For a resume to get results, it must be based on the job seeker’s achievements, not just past job duties. A proper resume also needs to be targeted to the job at hand. By writing a targeted resume that is based on quantifiable accomplishments, job seekers greatly increase their chances of getting a job interview. […]

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