Writing a Resume? Here’s How Far Back It Should Go

Choosing to launch a job search is a big decision. Not only does it signal that you’re ready for something new, but it also means you’ll need to commit time and energy to the process. Often, getting your resume in order is a crucial step. If you can’t showcase your capabilities effectively, your job search… Read More »

You (Yes, YOU!) Can Make Yourself the Best Candidate in Your Field

Many professionals strive to be one of the best at their current workplace. It allows them to excel in their position, achieve recognition, and potentially advance. Plus, being viewed as a top performer can give you job security, as most companies aim to keep their best and brightest on staff. However, by taking the right… Read More »

Is Your Resume Looking Scary?

When you are looking for a job, the quality of your resume matters. It markets you to the hiring manager, so you need to make sure your resume stands out from the crowd for all the right reasons.  It isn’t uncommon for parts of a person’s resume to look a bit “scary” to the hiring… Read More »

New Year, New Industrial Resume!

  With the new year just around the corner, many people have their eyes set on the future. If you’re looking for a new industrial position, now is the perfect time to polish your resume, giving it a fresh look and ensuring it will entice prospective employers into calling you for an interview. One of… Read More »

Want to Get Your Resume in Front of Decision Makers? Read This

  When you send off your resume, it can feel like you’re tossing it into a black hole. Many job seekers aren’t sure if their application is actually being seen by a person, especially if you don’t receive any communication back regarding the submission. In fact, when you apply for a job at a large… Read More »

Want Your Receptionist Resume Read? Use These Tips

  There are two phases to getting your resume read. First, you have to get passed the ominous Application Tracking System (ATS), and that can be a feat by itself. Once you’ve cleared that hurdle, you have to entire the recruiter or hiring manager to review the content. By following certain standards, you can increase… Read More »

Are These 4 Crucial Items Missing From Your Resume?

  Have you ever glanced over your resume and wondered why this document is so important? To most job seekers, it’s a necessary requirement of applying for jobs. But, it’s so much more. When you start looking at your resume like the powerful document it’s meant to be, it takes on a new level of… Read More »

Want to Move Your Resume to the Top of the Pile? Use These Tips!

  It’s been estimated that for each and every job posting advertised that recruiters can receive as many as 300 – 500 resumes from eager candidates. That’s a lot of reading and screening! Unfortunately, most recruiters have very little time to spend on each resume, so they skim through them looking for specific things, make… Read More »

How to Avoid Adding These Red Flags to Your Resume

  Your professional resume speaks loudly to recruiters, even if it’s not a human being. What you put on a resume, what you leave off, and how you present your career and educational history impacts the way that recruiters will react. Does your resume include any potential red flags that could be blocking your way… Read More »

Gap in Your Resume? How to Make it No Big Deal!

  Trying to find a new job can be difficult, but it can be even more stressful if you have a glaring gap in employment appearing on your resume. This gap could have occurred due to a period of unemployment, the choice of returning to school, taking time off to raise a family, dealing with… Read More »