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23 04, 2018

7 Components of a Strong Resume

2018-04-23T12:06:52-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

There is a lot that goes into building a compelling resume. Everyone has a different background, so the way you set up your resume will always be somewhat unique. However, there are certain basic rules that should be followed, and components that should be present. Today, we'll walk you through what those are, and how you can implement them in your resume. 1. Legible Font No matter how amazing your resume is, it won't do any good if recruiters can't read it. When you are deciding which font to select, don't get too crazy. Go back to basics with common [...]

8 09, 2017

Link Roundup 9/8/17: Resumes & Qualifications

2017-09-08T10:42:59-04:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re going to be starting your job search soon, it’s smart to begin working on your resume. Whether you’re completely rewriting it or just doing some fine tuning, this week’s Link Roundup has all the tips you need. We’ve also included advice on marketing yourself for a job even if you are under or overqualified. Finally, we end the links with a few tips to make you more successful at work. Read on! […]

11 08, 2017

Link Roundup 8/11/17: Making Smart Job Search Decisions

2017-08-11T09:56:21-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Starting a job search involves many decisions. Deciding what font to use on your resume, deciding which photo to use on LinkedIn, deciding who to reach out to, etc. All of these decisions can play out in different ways, and they may be good or bad. Thankfully there are plenty of mentors and career experts to help you avoid those pitfalls. Today we have some great advice on decisions to be made on resumes, in interviews, and at your job. Read on to find out what they are! […]

9 08, 2017

5 Helpful Resume Formatting Tips

2017-08-09T10:14:53-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In a previous blog we discussed how you can optimize your resume, and today we’re going back to basics and talking about formatting. How you format your resume influences your chances to move forward in the hiring process. If you make it easy for a hiring manager to understand, they are more likely to bring you in! Today we’ll be discussing a few easy and simple formatting choices you can make to help your chances. […]

24 05, 2017

Tips for Proofreading Your Resume

2017-05-24T08:28:34-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Your resume ultimately serves as the determining factor that either moves you forward in the hiring process, or leaves you behind. For this reason, it’s astonishing that some candidates don’t proofread their resumes prior to sending them. Since a resume is so important, it’s smart to give it a proper read over. While proofreading certainly isn’t fun, one small grammar mistake could wind up costing you the job. Something so trivial shouldn’t cost you the job. To help, we’ll be discussing proofreading tips when working on a resume. […]