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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT

Resume tips, trends and insight to help unlock your potential.

5 Resume Tips & Tricks Your College Career Center Doesn’t Know

July 10, 2017 Tips  0

It’s graduation season and for many the thrill of accomplishment wanes as the reality of getting a job sets in. We see many recent grads and in nearly every case the anxiety is the same. We understand and empathize and try to offer encouragement. But the most important thing we can offer is a dose […]

6 Resume Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions

January 11, 2017 Tips  0

For resume writers, January is a banner month for new business. The phone rings off the hook with folks pledging loyalty to their New Year’s resolutions. And with those phone calls come a barrage of old wives’ tales, myth, folklore, and legend. Here are a few common myths, mistakes, and misconceptions:  “My resume must be […]

Getting started is the hardest part…

August 17, 2016 Tips  0

Every day prospective clients call with the same dilemma: “Where do I begin in preparing to write my resume?” It’s not as difficult a job as you might think. Your resume is not an English composition assignment. It’s a promotional marketing project. If you don’t promote your value, no employer will perceive your value. If […]

Don’t give away the goods!

May 10, 2016 Tips  0

Client after client tells us how friends or fellow colleagues in transition ask for copies of their resume. Flattering, right? Well, that depends on what the other person is planning to do with your content. A couple of times a year we get a new client and the resume they arrive with looks remarkably like […]

I was “let go.” How do I explain that on my resume?

March 15, 2016 Tips  0

Putting a positive spin on a job that ended under less-than-positive circumstances can be a challenge. However, depending on the circumstances, it can be presented in a way that minimizes speculation and possible questions. Jobs that end because of a reduction in force (commonly known as a layoff or downsizing) should be addressed in the […]

Are objective statements necessary?

March 14, 2016 Tips  0

Yes, but today we call them positioning statements or headlines. These are used to present to the reader at the top of the page what you are and who are. Remember when you were in school? You learned to write a paragraph and the first thing you had to develop was a topic sentence. Think […]

Resume and career transition

March 11, 2016 Tips  0

When you have been in the same job or with the same employer for many years, it’s only natural to wonder how relevant your history has become. The primary goal of any resume is to communicate the expected benefits a new employer can expect to gain by hiring you. To do this, you must demonstrate […]

One-page resume. Fact or myth?

March 11, 2016 Tips  0

Should resumes only be one page? We get asked this question all the time. One of the biggest misconceptions people have about resumes is the rule that resumes should never be longer than one page. If you have been in the job market for a long time, it is almost impossible to completely capture  a […]

The perfect resume: 4 things to consider

March 3, 2016 Tips  0

When writing or updating your resume, here are the top four things to consider: Is your resume strategically focused? A resume is, or should be, a strategically focused document that sells your qualifications and experiences in their best possible light. The high school and college placement office approach, which focuses heavily on tasks and duties, […]