En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Cover Letter

Getting By and Doing Well Without a College Degree

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: October 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

Although many employers require a college degree, there are hundreds more that do not. When you find yourself in the job market, it is important to focus on your expertise and specifically target the position by accentuating experience and/or training that parallels what the company or organization is advertising for. Searching for a new position... » Read Full Article

Using LinkedIn During Your Job Search

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: August 18, 2009 at 8:17 am

The use of social networking via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has changed the landscape of personal interactions. The same is true for the employment field. Today, job hunters can use networking sites to reach a wider group of individuals in their field. Your best source for this is LinkedIn. Daily, I answer questions from candidates... » Read Full Article

Your Final Go-Thru

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: June 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

It is astonishing how many recruiters say they receive resumes and cover letters filled with spelling errors. A spelling slip-up, even a minor one, says more about you than the most articulate choice of words. For instance, is it “too” or “to”? Did you write “it’s” or “its”? Just those two words alone count for... » Read Full Article

The Resume and Self-Reflection

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: June 16, 2009 at 11:31 am

ResumeEdge attended the CCA national convention in Orlando on June 14th and June 15th. A common theme heard among the attendees is the notion that students must learn how to prepare a resume. Having a professional write the resume for them serves no educational value. We couldn’t agree more. Resume preparation, like leadership, is very... » Read Full Article

Resume Best Practices

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: June 2, 2009 at 8:12 am

Resume Best Practices & Standards1. Resume Design: Selecting the right design template to showcase your accomplishments based on your industry is important. If you’re in a conservative industry (banking, accounting), your template should reflect that and not lean heavily on designer fonts or frivolous designs.2. Page Length: Recruiters and Hiring Managers prefer resumes to be... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Using Consistency in Publication Presentation

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: June 17, 2008 at 6:24 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME Publications are generally included in a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for scientific and academic professionals. The standards of presentation have evolved so that consistency is maintained throughout. This includes: 1. Placing your and co-author names as they appear in the publication. 2. Bolding your name. 3. Maintaining consistency in presentation of... » Read Full Article

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