Resumes & Cover Letters

23 11, 2022

Transferable Skills – Why You Need Them on Your Resume

2022-11-22T11:08:15-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How To, Internships, Job Efficiency, Motivation, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

12,000 employees and rising have been laid off by US tech companies as a result of cutbacks. It has arguably never been more important to set yourself apart from the – increasing – competition when it comes to finding new employment. Someone who may have been competing against 10 other applicants could now be competing with hundreds. Job seekers are left with the same question: What makes me more qualified? Three words – Highlight Transferable Skills. […]

3 11, 2022

Advice for a December Graduate

2022-11-02T14:46:43-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Motivation, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters, Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Congratulations December Graduates! Whether you are graduating a semester early or a semester late, you are finally at the finish line. Completing your degree is an exciting accomplishment, you should be proud of making it to the end! Before you begin wrapping up your final exams and assignments you may be thinking, when is the best time to start applying for a job? There is no clear answer. Based on your plans, goals, and needs your next step may look different than your fellow graduates. However, if you are ready to begin your professional career, we have some advice [...]

1 09, 2022

Have You Checked Your Resume Lately?

2022-08-29T14:15:51-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How To, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Writing your resume can seem like an overwhelming task and you may be asking yourself, ‘where do I even begin?’ Whether you are composing your resume with the anticipation of graduating or updating your resume for the first time in years, there are a few crucial components that should be included on ALL resumes. We are here to break it down for you! […]

2 08, 2022

What NOT to Add to Your Resume

2022-08-02T13:32:08-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How To, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We have previously discussed what you should be putting on your resume, but we thought it was also important to discuss some things you might be adding that are unnecessary. We understand that in some cases, you feel you need to bulk up your resume, but sometimes simple and sweet is the key. Adding unnecessary information can be mistaken as unprofessional and may deter the employer from considering you for their open position, so you’ll want to be diligent in making sure these things are not on your resume. […]

8 03, 2022

Lying on Your Resume

2022-03-04T15:31:04-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Believe it or not, 85% of people admit to lying on their resume, and a misrepresentation of your skills or experience can only hurt you, if not immediately, then in the long run. It’s a quick way to burn bridges and hinder your reputation, and I can almost guarantee you will be found out. You may be thinking, “What’s the harm in a slight exaggeration?”, or worse, you may not even realize you are doing it. We’re here to put your mind at ease so you can confirm your resume does not contain any of these falsifications, and if it [...]

17 02, 2022

How to Compose a Resume

2022-02-17T09:27:50-05:00Categories: How To, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Writing your resume can seem like an overwhelming task and you may be asking yourself, ‘where do I even begin?’ Whether you are composing your resume with the anticipation of graduating or updating your resume for the first time in years, there are a few crucial components that should be included on ALL resumes. We are here to break it down for you! […]

26 10, 2021

What *NOT* to Include On Your Resume

2021-10-19T11:05:06-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your resume should be a document that explains in detail; your experience, education, and skillset. The purpose of a resume is to provide a parallel between your background and the positions you are applying for. The information you list here should be relevant, and precise. That’s why we wanted to expand on our previous blog (if you missed our blog on that, you can read that here) and share phrases that you should leave *off* your resume. Check it out! […]

31 08, 2021

Perfecting Your Resume Objective & Summary

2021-09-02T08:39:08-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|0 Comments

If you've been working on your resume recently, you've probably pondered including a beginning paragraph. These few sentences are known by a few aliases: resume summary, resume statement, resume objective, etc. Many years ago, the resume objective was popular. It positioned where you stood in your career and the type of job you were looking for. Now however, the summary is more popular, for a few reasons. Wondering if you've set up the beginning of your resume correctly? Read on to find out. Rethinking the Objective The traditional mindset behind the opening paragraph was that it would state what type of [...]

20 07, 2021

Creative Resumes: Are They Ok to Use?

2021-07-20T12:00:53-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Have you ever seen a resume that grabs your attention with a burst of color? Creative resumes are a great way to get noticed, however, you don't want the wrong kind of attention. Dressing up your resume with colors and graphics can be a smart move, but only in certain situations. You have to be careful because you risk distracting from your qualifications and achievements. Today we'll be discussing when it is appropriate to use a more creative resume, and why you should (or shouldn't!). When to Use a Creative Resume The easiest way to know if you should have [...]

6 05, 2021

Resume Gaps: Fighting the Battle

2021-05-06T11:35:01-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Explaining an employment gap in your resume can be extremely challenging. It’s something that may raise flags to employers, so you will almost always be questioned about it. Whatever the reason for your absence from the workforce, a potential employer will typically want an explanation. While a gap in employment isn’t great to have on your resume, it’s certainly not a deal-breaker. It’s just important that you approach it correctly, and we’ll explain the best way below. […]

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