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Posted August 06, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Need Help Writing Resumes for Jobs? 10 Tips that Will Get Them Noticed

In order for recent college graduates to write resumes for jobs that recruiters and employers will notice, they should consider applying these 10 tips to their documents in the following post.

Your resume provides employers with the relevant information they need to decide whether to invite you for an interview, or not. But first, a recruiter has to be impressed enough to actually read your resume. And for that to happen, your document must be focused and concise; in just a few seconds, it must project you as a candidate

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Posted March 05, 2012 by

A Walk in the Park – Resumes Made Easy

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.” – Author Unknown

Career AlleyWhen I’m hiring for a position, I like to read candidates’ resumes from the back page forward (assuming a chronological resume format). This allow me to get a feel for their education and progressive work experience. Of course, every hiring manager is different and may have different preferences in terms of format. Much of what (should) drive the use of a specific resume format is the person’s experience and type of job. There are four major basic formats (and probably hundreds of variations) – chronological, functional, combination, or targeted. The descriptions and potential uses are covered in the first bullet point below. In addition to format, content and writing style are important as well. More important than any of the items mentioned is that your resume be error free (misspellings, typos, etc.) and accurate (as in don’t try to “fudge” the dates, companies you worked for or period of time you worked). Putting all of this together into a resume that will get you hired can be a daunting task to say the least. Luckily, tons of resources (free as well as paid) are available on the internet to help you with this. A few of them are listed below. (more…)