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Resume Formats—Which to Use?

RESUME WRITER: Dodie T.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: August 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

It’s time to put together your resume. You’ve reviewed your work history, assessed your skills, abilities, and strengths, and compiled examples of your quantified accomplishments. The next question is, “what format do I use?” While each person is unique and should have a resume tailored to their needs, there are three general formats that are... » Read Full Article

MAKE YOUR RESUME A JOURNAL OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

RESUME WRITER: Bea N.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: December 26, 2013 at 11:10 am

MAKE YOUR RESUME A JOURNAL OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS Writing a resume can be tricky today. The competition is tough, with hundreds of job seekers competing for the same position. If you want to be placed high on a recruiter or hiring manager’s “Must See” list and stand out in a crowd, start by showcasing your... » Read Full Article

How to Create Your Career Change Resume

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
CATEGORY: ,
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

Overqualified? Underqualified? What’s the Best Resume for You?

RESUME WRITER: Lou H.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: November 5, 2013 at 8:23 am

by Lou H, ResumeEdge Certified Writer, CPRW Whether you find yourself overqualified or under-qualified for a position you want to apply for, the best way to approach your resume is to focus on how your unique knowledge/skills/expertise can help the potential employer. Dovetail your background with the position responsibilities to fit the company’s needs. Make... » Read Full Article

Three Steps to an Outstanding Engineering Resume

RESUME WRITER: Vicki H.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: October 15, 2013 at 8:58 am

by Vicki H, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – Engineers are trained to put all of the elements of a solution together, and often produce exciting results. Engineers launch spacecraft, obtain patents, and master tough algorithms all before breakfast. But when it comes to the design and development of engineering resumes, sometimes complex and multi-faceted careers can... » Read Full Article

Will a Professional Resume Improve Your Chances?

RESUME WRITER: Vicki H.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: October 1, 2013 at 8:19 am

by Vicki H, ResumeEdge Certified Writer - In dealing with challenging job markets, candidates are often too focused on how they see the world. Businesses that hire candidates can be good sources of information on professional resumes and how to improve your chances of getting hired. Here are some topics exploring the business world’s perspectives... » Read Full Article

Minimizing Job Hopping On Your Resume

RESUME WRITER: Kelly L.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: August 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer Job hopping used to be a huge red flag for hiring managers. While it’s still a big issue, it’s not uncommon to have several jobs lasting only a year or two, especially in this weak economy. Contributors to Job Hopping The job market’s evolved. Decades ago, companies offered career-long... » Read Full Article

Why Most Resumes Are Never Read

RESUME WRITER: Craig S.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: August 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

by Craig S, ResumeEdge Certified Writer - You’ve sent that shiny resume out all over the place. Any moment now, the world is going to knock at your door! Then, reality sinks in. The phone doesn’t ring. Your email doesn’t ping. Nothing but junk mail and bills in the mailbox. Sound familiar? You’re not alone.... » Read Full Article

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