Change is Coming!

We all know change is inevitable, right? Well, after much thought and consideration, and nearly 30 years of improving resumes for people across the globe, Peterson’s has decided to wind down our interests in ResumeEdge. While the service will be temporarily unavailable to new users, there’s a new strategy in the works, and we hope to introduce a new version shortly – please check back soon for more information.

If you just signed up for ResumeEdge, don’t worry, we’ve got your back and will continue to provide you with our services through March 31st. We know that many of you have come to rely on ResumeEdge, and we want to thank you all for your trust in our product, and encourage you to come back for more information on how to access the new product.

Thank you again, and we’ll see you soon!

Enter the workforce with confidence. Resume Writing (Entry Level)

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Fast-track your job search.

When seeking your first job, your resume should set you apart in a job pool filled with candidates with similar backgrounds. Even if you only have internship experience, a well-crafted internship resume can impress a hiring manager with evidence of your commitment and strength of character. Don’t let your resume be the weak link in your job search. Let us help you show potential employers you have what it takes to succeed.

Resume Writing / Entry Level

Our resume writers work with you one-on-one to create a resume that gets noticed by hiring managers. Here’s how the service works:

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1. Questionnaire: Complete our online questionnaire to help us learn about your history and accomplishments

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2. Interview: A 45-minute phone consultation to help us determine your goals, get clarity around the questionnaire and answer any questions you have

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3. Draft: You’ll receive your first draft in as few as 3 days

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4. Refine: You’ll have 7 days after receiving your first draft to request additional modifications

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5. Finalize: Your completed, professional resume is delivered to you

We don’t just satisfy 98% of our customers… we wow them.

  • “My resume writer was fantastic. If I ever need to use this service again I will be working with her. She took care and highlighted my talents and turned my weakness into assets. I absolutely love her work.”
  • “You did wonders with my resume. In fact, I am certain my "new and improved" resume (thanks to you) is what landed me my current job. I got a great job with Zurich Financial Services! A Zurich (on-site) Recruiter called me within hours after posting my resume on! So, thank you very, very much.”
  • “I would like to say a big thank you for Emily's help - the quality of work is brilliant and my resume looks much better now, and I'm very impressed by the cover letter as well. Emily understood my needs and did a terrific job consolidating the info I provided in a clear and concise way. Last but not least Emily is responsive (always replied to my emails very quickly even though we live in different time zones), friendly and helpful, and the turnaround time in finishing up the work was impressive. In the future if I need assistance with my resume I would like to get Emily's help again.”
  • “I loved that that my writer recommended things to me according to my background and field. I was pushed to really dig deep to find eye-catching information. I feel much more confident venturing out into the job market then I did a week ago.”
  • “My writer is a real pro. She knows the hiring process and has the gift of being able to write crisp bullets that make my career experience look excellent. She communicates well and offered excellent suggestions and tips that really improved my resume and LinkedIn profile.”
  • “Kevin took my very unexciting resume and turned it into a thrilling read. The reason I chose ResumeEdge was because your writers made a personal phone call. That was the key to making my resume look and sound like me.”
  • “I really liked that my editor gave me a call, and that she was so personable. After speaking with her, I felt much more comfortable about paying for this service, and I am sure after reading my resume and cover letter that I will have no trouble getting interviews!”
  • “My writer took the time to get to know me and was able to provide input in areas I had not thought of. It was tough because I had to let go of some of my old identities to start in a new career, but she took me over the hump and captured who I am--and what I can give.”
  • “Great news! I accepted a position as the Director of the Program Management Office with Dignity Health. Thank you so much for all of your guidance. Without your help on my resume and cover letter, I would have never gotten the interview. Because of your fabulous work, they called me within two days of my application!”
  • “Thank you for your help with my resume, cover letter and LinkedIn Profile. I submitted the resume Sunday, was called in for an interview on Wednesday and received an offer today!”

The best way to fill in your entry level resume (and avoid overstuffing)

Any writer can tell you about the nightmare of the blank page. The most terrifying thing about it is... endless possibilities. There seem to be an infinite number of ways to do something wrong and only one way to make it perfect. That fear can be stupefying. But with a resume there are myriad “right ways” and the best thing you can do is present yourself as a package – something that focuses your talents clearly as they pertain to the job which you are seeking.

I’ve got nothin’!

For an entry level resume you may have little (or no) professional life to point to. That’s okay – every bit counts. Don’t be shy about your accomplishments. Evaluate your experiences and you will see that you’ve got more background than you think.

The internship at the cracker factory (even though you just entered Cheez-it vs. Ritz data) and that summer job as a cheer camp counselor (that’s L-E-A-D-E-R-S-H-I-P!) are quality resume fodder.

It also proper to include relevant coursework, master classes, and thesis/publications - and feel free to put the grades you received on these if they were good. Volunteer and extracurricular experiences can be useful as well – particularly if you worked in a leadership position.

See? … and you thought you had nothing.

I’ve seen resumes with pictures that seem just crammed with paragraphs of information – am I missing a chance to promote myself?

A study by The that tracked eye movement demonstrated that recruiters only spend an average of 6 seconds scanning a resume before deciding whether to consider an applicant. What does this mean? That clear and concise text that is arranged properly is superior to lots of bells and whistles.

As it turns out pictures and paragraphs only distract the reader – wasting valuable seconds. Keep your resume to the point – for example, no one is ever going to read 200 words about your objective. Simplify, man!

My friend’s resume is 3 pages long…Should I have more pages?

It’s true that the age-old "one-page" rule CAN be broken, since most of the time recruiters are looking at electronic copies and don’t have to kill trees or waste filing cabinet space on your resume. However, the common wisdom is: one page of resume for every decade of experience.

If you are entry level you likely haven’t broken the 10 year mark, so try to stick to a page. But don’t stress over it – if you slip onto two pages it's okay. Be careful not to squash material that is relevant or make the font so small as to be illegible just to make sure that you’ve got the perfect one-pager.

Well… I was in Brownies.

The goal on your resume is to have as much recent relevant experience as possible and that means leaving out starring in the eighth grade musical and emphasizing what you’ve been up to on the highest possible level. Cut everything you can – particularly High school material and earlier – as soon as possible.

Quantify! Quantify! Quantify!

If at all possible, talk numbers. It’s proven that this draws the attention of recruiters. If you taught a Sunday school class, list how many kids were in that class and don’t be afraid to have a range if you can't remember.

Instead of:

“Taught Sunday school class to elementary school students”


“Taught three one-hour weekly religious school classes to15-20 1st – 4th graders."

Ultimately, the lesson here is not to be too worried that you have too little. White space is actually a good thing! Just make sure that your information is relevant, specific, and concise – that’s much more important than cramming your pages full of fluff. There are only 6 seconds - make them all count.