How Many Resumes Do You Need?

Some of my clients ask me if they need to create a separate resume for each position they apply for. I think that this approach is a little overboard (and takes a lot of time). While it’s not necessary to create a new resume for every job, it can be a good idea to have…

Don’t Have a Degree? Here’s What to Do on Your Resume…

So you’ve looked at what seems like hundreds of job listings – and every single one you’ve seen requires a degree. Problem is, you don’t have a BA . Don’t worry – here are some ideas to make your resume stand out, with or without a degree. Don’t lie. If you’re feeling intimidated by your…

Quick Resume Tip!

Resume Tip: Put the Most Relevant/Important Items FIRST!  When writing both your job descriptions and your resume as a whole, be sure to place the most important and relevant facts first. For instance, if you were an Administrative Assistant, put your accomplishments or large projects ahead of (or instead of) any menial tasks, such as…

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…

Resume Tip: How to Choose the Right Font

We all know that the content of your resume is important. Often, we spend our time thinking of what to include on a resume and this takes up most of our energy. Then, with whatever time we have left, we focus on the format. Formatting is important – even as important – as the content….

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 Tip: Limit the ‘Jargon’…

Many people seem to think that fancy language yields the best results. Do one Google Search on resume samples and you will see hundreds of resumes that contain long descriptions and big words. You are impressed, and also, perhaps, embarrassed: you have no idea what the resume is saying, even if it’s in your field….