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Posted May 30, 2017 by

8 resume writing tips for that second job search out of college

If you’re in an entry-level job and want resume writing tips for your next job, read on.

The resume format that you used for that first job out of college is going to vary greatly for your second job. It’s not about what you did in college anymore, it’s about what you did in that first job. More specifically – it’s about results, achievements, development, and growth. And directed specifically for each job.

We asked several experts who weighed in with their resume writing tips: (more…)

Posted December 16, 2014 by

College Students: Can You Use a Resume Template?

Mark Slack

Mark Slack

Getting ready to find your first internship or job? You probably have a lot of questions about how and where to begin.

Allow me to answer the following question, which will save you time and effort for the rest of your career: can you use a downloaded resume template?

The answer is yes, you absolutely can. Here are some myths about resume templates that need to be dispelled so that you don’t waste your time formatting a resume, or buying one for an outrageous price. (more…)

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…)

Posted February 07, 2012 by

3 Ways To Avoid A Resume Template And Make Your Resume Unique

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Have you ever been guilty of copying a resume template to make writing and submission flow a bit more smoothly?  Don’t feel bad if you have.  But do keep in mind that by taking this route you run the risk of appearing inauthentic to hiring managers who are looking for unique candidates.  It’s easier than you think to write your own resume, so let’s try to step away from the template and instead create an original one using the following tips: (more…)