Gaps in Work Experience

By |April 20th, 2015|

If you have had a sporadic employment past, there are a couple of ways you can minimize attention to the gaps in your work experience. One way is to use a functional resume. If you have not yet read our Functional Resume post, you can do so here. Or you could eliminate the months from […]

Work Experience

By |April 13th, 2015|

When you begin writing your work experience section, you may consider titling it something else like Work History, Professional Experience, or Experience—don’t! Well, you can if you would like, but we will tell you why we think you ought to stick with Work Experience. It all starts with the applicant tracking system (ATS). An ATS […]

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By |April 6th, 2015|

If you are struggling to fill one page with resume material, you may add hobbies as filler; however, ensure you list hobbies that are relevant to the position. Envision an applicant applying for an administration position. The employer is going to be looking for someone organized and detail oriented with good communication skills and professional […]

Skills and Achievements for Your Resume

By |March 30th, 2015|

Skills and achievements play an important role in a resume. They reveal how appropriate you are for the position and demonstrate your work ethic and level of accomplishment you bring to your jobs.

To know which skills and achievements to put on your resume, please read our Identifying Transferable Skills and Qualifications Required to Perform the […]

Resume Heading

By |March 23rd, 2015|

If you were an employer, what would you like to see in the heading of an applicant’s resume? Would you like to see an unreadable name in Gigi font? What about an embarrassing, inappropriate email address? Or how about no contact information?! Any of the aforementioned mishaps are enough to have your resume meet the […]