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),…

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…

Unsure of Your Next Career Move? Stop Talking About “Work”.

A few weeks ago, I had one of the most fun and interesting resume writing projects I’ve had in a while. My client, we’ll call her Alice, had retired from a career spanning 3 decades (if I sound vague, it’s because I need to be very mindful of client privacy on the internet, so certain…

Your Resume: Keep it Real, Folks….

Hello and happy Tuesday! If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably read about Scott Thompson, chief executive of Yahoo Inc., who stepped down after an activist shareholder reported a discrepancy in his resume. Thompson claimed that he holds a computer science degree, but it turns out, he doesn’t. And now, the lie has been…