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!

What’s the Best Resume for Me?

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: January 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Recently, a visitor to our Facebook page asked this question.

Although it may seem easy to answer, it’s really not. Lacking details as to what the individual’s background contains and the job being sought, there is no set response.

Resumes Have Changed – Have You?

Unlike 10 to 15 years ago, today’s resumes aren’t a simple listing of your professional and academic experience. These documents are now targeted toward distinct industries. In other words, they’re specialized. No longer can you submit a resume that proves you are a jack of all trades, because that’s not what hiring managers and recruiters want to see. They want in-depth knowledge of your niche in a certain industry.

Therefore, there is no such thing as a one-size-resume fitting all. Something as simple as format can differ widely with candidates. An individual in accounting would choose a conservative approach, whereas a ‘creative’ would want a design and fonts with a bit more flair.

Resume Basics

Although resumes are – and should be – as different as people’s personalities, there are certain basics that must be included in every resume. These are:

1. A strong opening summary that paints the individual as the perfect candidate for the position

2. Showcased accomplishments that are quantified

3. Professional experience that doesn’t go back more than 15 years

4. An education section – or training section – highlighting post high school academics or specialized training

In order to stand out from the crowd and to showcase what’s unique about your knowledge, skills and abilities, you need a resume that dovetails your talents to the position requirements.

Settling for anything less will only add time to your job search.