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Should My Resume for a Professor Recommendation Be Different from My Resume for a Job?

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Hannah D. from South Alabama asks: “Currently, I am contacting professors to ask for recommendations, so I was wondering if the resume I provide to a professor for a recommendation request would include all of the same content as my resume for a job?” Thanks for your question, Hannah.  As you contact professors for recommendations, make sure to follow their specific instructions as each may have differing standards.  Better said, make it easy for your professor to follow through and offer a meaningful recommendation on your behalf. Generally, I wouldn’t think it would be necessary for you to use a … / 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 »




What’s the Difference Between a Resume and a CV?

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Christian from Chamberlain University asked: “Whats the difference between a CV and a resume? Why would one be preferred over the other?” Thank you for your question Christian. If you’ve looked for job search tips online, you’ll find that Resume and Curriculum Vitae (CV) seem to be used interchangeably. While they are similar, they are not the same! There are distinct differences and specific situations where one is preferred over the other. Length and Content Resumes are brief and focused documents which rarely exceed 1 or 2 pages. They focus on your educational and occupational experiences and work best when the content … / Read more »




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 »




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 »