En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Resume

The Key Components of Your Resume

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: August 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

Whether you’ve been out in the workforce for many years or you’re a recent graduate, everyone’s resume should include these following key components. Lacking these may be why you’re not getting call in for the interview. Contact information: It sounds basic, but it’s very important to have your name and contact information visible on each... » Read Full Article

How to Create Your Career Change Resume

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: December 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

So you’ve decided to take your career in a new direction. In a sea of competing job seekers, how do you make sure your resume stands out?  How are you going to convince an employer to take a chance on you? What skills can I transfer? The first question you should ask yourself is, “What... » Read Full Article

4 Resume Mistakes Commonly Made

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: November 21, 2013 at 8:58 am

The company you want to work for is hiring and there’s an opening for which you’re perfect. You rush home to create your resume and, in all of the excitement, you made some errors that end up costing you an interview. Over the years I have seen a number of mistakes, here are the top... » Read Full Article

Are Resumes Outdated?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 5, 2013 at 8:52 am

With Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media popping up like wildflowers, many candidates wonder – Do I really still need a resume? The answer is yes. Here’s why. No Social Media is Perfect If you think it’s difficult to write a resume – condensing your skills, knowledge and achievements down to one or two pages... » Read Full Article

What’s the Best Resume Format for You?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

In a tight job market, candidates worry about everything from the font choice on their resume to its size. They wonder – “Should I put my LinkedIn url on my resume or should I only include my email?” They worry about whether they have enough experience or too much or not the right kind. All... » Read Full Article

Tailoring Your Resume to Refine Your Job Search

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

You wouldn’t buy a suit two sizes larger than you normally wear. And you would not wear a bathing suit to a business meeting. You want your clothes to fit, be appropriate, and get noticed for all the right reasons. The same holds true for the one-size-fits-all resume. Your resume needs to be appropriate, fitting,... » Read Full Article

Do You Have a Question About Resumes or Job Search?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: September 24, 2013 at 8:28 am

I’m pleased to announce that the first in our Ask an Expert Series will air this Thursday, September 26. Click on the graphic to reach the event site.   I will be available (live, on air) from noon to 1 pm Central Time to answer your questions on: 1. Resumes 2. Cover Letters 3. LinkedIn Profiles 4. Interviewing... » Read Full Article

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