Resume Samples: Chronological vs Function Resume Formats

Happy Friday! I’ve talked about these 2 resume formats before: chronological and functional. Both can work quite well, depending on your skill set, your career goals, and your experience. Here is an overview of each with a resume sample for each format. Chronological Resume Format:  This is the most common resume format. A chronological resume…

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Stumped? If not, congratulations, and this article will probably be a bit tedious to read.😉 But, if you are stumped by this question, then this article is for you. You may have noticed that almost everything in our current culture urges us to keep trying, keep reaching, to keep your eye on a professional goal…

Your Resume is More Than a Laundry List.

When you think of a resume, you probably think of it as a list of the places you’ve worked and what you did at each job. Ahhh, but it’s so much more than that. So what is a resume? 1. Your resume is an opportunity to shine. Instead of listing every little thing you did…

The Importance of Creativity

So, as most of you know, I am a copywriter. This is something I truly love to do, and it pays the bills while constantly keeping me challenged. What you may not know is that I’m also a musician and visual artist. In addition to helping to paying the bills, my writing work also funds…

Afraid to Make a Change? You’re Not Alone.

I heard a radio program the other day about the job market, and caller after caller spoke about their own endless period of unemployment. “I’ve been unemployed for 10 years,” says one caller.”Now that I’m over 40,” explains another, “nobody wants to hire me.” “I was an executive for 20 years,” says a mother of 4….

Writing About Yourself is Hard.

Many of my clients come to me and say “I’m a pretty good writer, but for some reason, I can’t seem to write about myself.” Welcome to the club! I am a professional writer, and write on behalf of others every day. You’d think it would be easy for me to sit down and craft…

Stuck when you’re writing? Stop trying… and just write.

When you sit down to write your resume, a marketing piece for your business, or your new novel, a blank white page can be intimidating. What do you put first? How do you grab the reader’s attention? What do you say? Here are some ways to get “unstuck” and free yourself up so you can…

Quick Resume Tip: How Long Should Your Resume Be?

Resumes are tricky – too long, and the reader loses interest. Too short, and it looks like you don’t have much experience. The length of your resume depends, to some extent, on your particular field and how long you’ve been working. There are some guidelines, however, to make sure your resume is the ideal length. …