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…

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….

Tips to Get Your Resume Noticed…

We all know that the competition is fierce when it comes to landing a job. There are potentially hundreds of resumes sent in response to any given job posting. So how do you make sure your resume doesn’t end up in a black hole? Here are some pointers:  1). Skip HR. Try contacting the hiring…

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…

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…

Job-Hunting: Sometimes It’s Okay to Settle.

With everyone talking about how to reach higher, fulfill your dreams, live your best life, etc., taking a less-than-perfect job can feel like giving up. But if you’ve been out of work for a while and the bills are piling up, you may have to. Is this such a bad thing? Sometimes, the job you…