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Posted August 07, 2014 by

Top 20 Resume Writing Tips

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Working on your resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The Internet is filled with tips and tricks on how to create a winning resume. Some articles explain what sort of language to use; others offer advice on what information to include and what to leave out. And along with each article come numerous samples of resumes, from simple and straightforward to ornamented and outlandish. Sometimes, the sheer amount of information available about resume writing can feel overwhelming. Here we offer a concise, effective list of the best tips for writing an interview-winning resume. (more…)

Posted November 14, 2013 by

How to Include Your Extra-Curricular College Activities into the Resume

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A resume example. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Starting in high school, many students begin to load up on extra-curricular activities in order to dazzle college acceptance boards. Often, this leads to carrying on with activities or organizations that become personally important. For some it could be volunteering at a legal aid society, community pantry or other outreach program. For others, activities involving ecological initiatives or political organizations are a good match for their personal interests as well as the career field they find themselves drawn to. While loading up on extra-curriculars can help edge you to the head of the line with admissions boards, many university students struggle over whether or not to include it in their formal resumes. (more…)

Posted July 19, 2013 by

10 Steps to a Better Resume male photoThere is no right or wrong way to write a resume. But competition for jobs is fierce right now. You need to develop a resume that sets you apart from the masses. It can’t be a passive piece of paper. It must be a passionate representation of who you are and why you are the best person for the job.

In today’s competitive job market, it’s important that you help employers see the benefits of hiring you over someone else. Organizations need to know that you will help them attain their corporate objectives. Your resume is the first step in expressing that message to them. Here are some helpful tips to get you started. (more…)

Posted February 14, 2012 by

Use the Right Resume in Your Job Search

William Frierson of CollegeRecruiter.comNow that we have rung in 2012, it is time to start (or restart) your job search.  Of course, you are going to need a quality resume to help you in this process; however, what type is best to use?  There are two resume formats to consider: the chronological resume and the functional resume. (more…)

Posted August 17, 2006 by

A New Twist On An Old Friend – The Chronological Resume

What is a chronological resume? A chronological resume is a resume in which you list your past jobs and educational qualifications in reverse chronological order, beginning from the latest or the present one first. This is the traditional and most well known resume format.
Why Use A Chronological Resume?
A chronological resume is especially effective for mid-career professionals and new grads that have limited work experience. It allows the employer to see all of your qualifications including education upfront. Your resume shouldn’t read like a Ph.D. Dissertation – it should get straight to the point, and the chronological resume does this and more: