It’s actually okay to use “I” on your resume.

But you wouldn’t think so, because most people seem to have the view that using “I” is a no-no when it comes to resume writing, and that third-person (or no “person” at all) is the way to go. While I wouldn’t write an entire resume in a narrative, 1st-person format (although there are always exceptions),…

Resume Tip: List What You’ve Accomplished, Not Just What You’ve Done

Most of the resumes I see contain a list of jobs, and under each is a series of bullet points detailing the responsibilities and tasks associated with the position. And, I have to admit, after reviewing hundreds of resumes with this format, I get a little bored. You scheduled meetings and presentations, coordinated events, and…

First Impressions: How to Write a Great Cover Letter

After scouring what feels like thousands of job postings, you finally find The One. It’s the perfect job, and fits your qualifications and goals perfectly. In the posting, they ask you to submit your resume and a cover letter. You really want this job – so how do you write a cover letter that makes…

Resume FAQ: Should a Resume Only Be One Page?

I get this question a lot from clients. My answer: the length of your resume depends on multiple factors. Unfortunately, a many folks subscribe to the idea that a resume should be crammed onto one page and will do whatever it takes to get it to fit. Ideally, a resume shouldn’t be more than 2…

Resume Writing: How Creative Should You Be?

It seems that in the push to stand out from the crowd, job-seekers are finding new, innovative ways to communicate their skills and work experience to employers, shunning the more traditional resume formats in favor of interesting (and sometimes downright weird) designs. A friend on Facebook recently pointed me to Business Insider’s article “13 Insanely…

Your Resume: What to Include, and What Leave Off

When you write your resume, figuring out what to include can be the most difficult part. Should you have an objective? What about a photo? Should you list every responsibility you had under each job, or just a few highlights? Read on to find out what you should focus on when creating a resume built…

Still Feeling Stuck After New Years? Read on!

Hello and Happy New Year! With the holidays behind you, you’re probably getting back into your normal routine. You may find yourself back at your desk at work, trying to get into the swing of things. If you’re unemployed, you’ve logged onto your computer and opened up your resume, and know it’s time to start…

Photo Tips for Your Website and Beyond!

Along with content, high-quality images are a crucial element of your website. Pictures can say a 1,000 words, and help engage the reader. Think of the websites you visit often: chances are, they have both words and images. While too many pictures can become distracting, or even disorienting (think of those annoying ads that pop…