How to Write a Resume

Resume Templates

Using standardized resume templates, either a free template or a general step by step resume software product, can simplify the resume writing process. However, many sample resume templates are only as good as the examples they provide.

A free resume template is a great way to initially begin the resume writing process, but they are only the first step in how to write a resume. Resume templates are just as their name defines a box template that your information is placed into. Very little concern is given to the order and flow of your information, and specific qualifications you can provide […]

Writing a Resume to Refresh Your Professional Image

Tip #5: Is Your Resume Writing Reflective of your Career Objective

Refresh your resume. If your job search appears stalled, take this time to review your resume and your overall professional image. This includes your cover letter, professional social media sites such as Linked-In, and your professional references.

If employers have already seen your resume and you have not received any responses back, then this might be your cue to give your resume a second look. Check your resume for spelling mistakes, typos, and poor grammar. Those are a definite turn-off to any potential employer.

Do you think your online resume would pass […]

How to Make a Resume to Standout in Seconds

Whether you are looking for your first job or an experienced career veteran, your resume will have about 20 seconds to catch an employer’s attention. 20 seconds is the amount of time an employer spends reviewing your resume for the first time. Within this 20 second time frame; an employer, human resources department, or career recruiter will decides whether or not you he or she will qualify your professional work experience, education, skills, and qualifications as meeting the job opening requirements. This quick once over glance by the potential employer could determine if they call you in for an interview […]

How to Make a Resume for my First Job

You are brand new to the workforce and you don’t have any experience to put on your resume. Don’t worry. There are other ways to make your resume look great and to get you noticed by employers. For beginners, writing a resume serves a slightly different purpose than it does for an experienced professional in the job market. If you are right out of school or just entering the workforce for the first time writing a resume can seem like a challenging task

Generally, an employee’s work experience or post high school education (college, university, trade school, or certifications) are primarily […]

How to Write a Resume for the New Year

If you’re brand new to the workforce or you are an experienced work professional looking for those next job opportunities, updating your resume profile and your work experience gained throughout the year is critical to your long term job security.

The New Year brings a sense of renewal and revival in the job market. The holidays are over and companies are now looking ahead to what their objectives and goals are for the coming year. Employers return to new annual budgets and a sense of getting back to work that often drives hiring in the first quarter of the year. Therefore, […]

The Resume Objective

Objective: College graduate looking for a career where I can make a difference.

Objective: I have a bachelors in Business and Management I am looking for a position where I can use my skills to benefit a company.

Objective: I have a passion and an aptitude for Business and Management. As a recent graduate, I am bringing you my academic achievements and education so that I can begin my career as a member of your organization.

Which of these three resume objective examples are more likely to get an employer’s attentions? The simple truth, None of Them!

Most resume formats, examples, templates, and so-called […]