Category:Resume Advice

How Can I Incorporate Personal Projects into My Resume?

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Pratik from Spark Institute asks: “I am making an app on my own time. How can I talk about side projects that are relevant to my career on my resume?” Thanks for your question, Pratik.  Think of your job search as your own personal sales and marketing campaign.  You are the product so you need to know all of the features, values, and benefits you can offer to a prospective employer.  You are connecting with people through your search, especially prospective employers and decision makers to highlight your value proposition (what you can do for them) detailing how you can … / Read more »




How Can I Improve My Resume and LinkedIn Profile?

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Mavathy from The University of Texas at Dallas asks: “I am currently looking for full-time job opportunities. How can I improve my resume and LinkedIn profile?” Thanks for your question, Mavathy.  Today’s job market is great as indicated by the lowest unemployment numbers in nearly two decades.  However, this doesn’t mean that it is easy to land a good job. Today’s job market is extremely competitive, even for entry-level, full-time opportunities.  In fact, statistics indicate that 250 resumes are received for every corporate job opening.  It is important to recognize the competitive nature of the job market.  Once you realize … / Read more »




How Can I Get More Interview Opportunities with My Resume? What Can I Do to Improve My Interviewing Skills?

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Rich from University of Texas at Austin asks: “I am a graduate with a degree in biochemistry and a degree in computer science. Furthermore, I have an insurance license and completed an insurance class. The thing is that when these attributes get brought up in an interview for a job not related to these courses, degrees, or licenses. I am asked why I did not go for those in my field(s) even though I have an interest in sales. How do I answer their questions? Also, there is a huge gap between these accomplishments and I only have 5 months … / Read more »




How to Write a Resume That Caters to the Job You’re Applying For

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An Article by contributor Hannah Whittenly. In 2018, the American labor market is enjoying some of the lowest levels of unemployment in history, but this does not mean that you should be complacent in your job search. This is the best time to get the job you really want, one that is aligned with your skills and expectations. Although the dynamics of looking for work have changed in recent years, resumes are still the foundation of a successful job search. Here are four recommendations on how to craft your resume for the purpose of getting the best job possible: List … / Read more »




How I Can Land a Job Requiring a Specific Degree Type Even When I Don’t Have the Preferred Degree?

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Rhonda from University of Maine asks: “I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business with concentration in Healthcare, Business Management and Health and Wellness. I have reviewed various available jobs along with each position’s qualification.  It seems some of the openings require a specific degree. Can I apply for jobs that are asking for a degree that doesn’t specifically match mine?” Thanks for your question, Rhonda.  The simple answer to your question is, “Yes, you can”. Consider that I have degrees and background in sports management, yet I was able to land employment as a trainer and career coach after doing … / Read more »