Category:Resume Advice

5 Tips to Improve Your Resume in 30 Minutes or Less

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Article by contributor Michelle Riklan. It’s hard to know where and how to start updating your resume, especially if you haven’t updated it in a while. Should your resume be one page or two pages? Which of your accomplishments and skills will convince a recruiter to call you for an interview? All these questions might be running in your mind, unless you’re happy with sending 26 resumes just to get a couple of interviews that don’t even lead to a job offer. You don’t need days to upgrade your resume. Just follow the simple tweaks below and you’ll already be … / Read more »




What should I include on a Cover Letter or Letter of Introduction?

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Celeste from National University asked: “I am currently working on a Letter of Introduction/Cover Letter template, and I need some guidance on what to include.” A cover letter is a document that introduces you to the employer. The letter allows you to convey your passion and interests in the position and organization. In addition, it allows the recruiter to assess your written communication skills. Personally, I love writing cover letters! It can be difficult to discuss how my unique background can be of value to the employer and the letter gives me a chance to connect my skills and experiences … / Read more »




How can I address my career change and new degree on my resume?

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Britany from Johnson & Wales University asked: “I have a finance background, and have decided to change fields to Information Security. Grad school starts soon, and it has been hard to land a job in finance. Should I pursue IT roles now instead? If, so how do I address that on my resume? Thank you” Congratulations on starting graduate school and thank you for your question. I understand wanting to apply to positions within IT since you have been having a difficult time finding a job in finance. Prior to starting graduate school, I was in a similar position.  I was … / Read more »




How to Write an Effective Resume Skills Section

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An article by contributor Rudeth Shaughnessy. Your resume is your ticket to attracting the recruiter’s attention and getting them to determine you are a viable candidate for their role. In the few seconds they scan your resume, you need to convince them that you are a candidate with the potential to fill their role. One of the most important sections of your resume to persuade them is your skills section. You may be thinking that the person reading your resume can just infer your skills by reading the other content in your resume. Or isn’t the skills section just a filler … / Read more »




How Do I Make a Resume?

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Shin from Houston Community College asked: “I have never made a resume before. How do I make one?” Thanks for your question Shin – A resume is the ultimate selling tool for you to leverage when applying and interviewing for jobs. It is becoming the most popular way of applying to positions in today’s job market. Many employers are moving to electronic systems when prospective candidates simply upload an electronic copy of their resume instead of filling out long applications. In some cases, all that is required is a link to your LinkedIn Profile. Your resume has now become a … / Read more »