Resume Writing

Selling Yourself—Show Up Strong Even if You’re a New Grad

You’ve just graduated from university or college. You have the skills, the passion and the drive and you can’t wait to start a career in your field. You send out your resume to a position that seems like the perfect fit for you. When there’s no response, you send out your resume again. And again. And again. Pretty soon you’ve fired your resume off to dozens of different companies and you haven’t heard a word back from anyone. Sound [...]

How to Write a Resume

Having a good resume is more important now than ever before. Companies often receive hundreds of applications for one job opening, so they use special software to screen each resume to reduce the pile to a more manageable level. This has two very important implications for job seekers: first, you have to write your resume in a way that will pass through their software successfully; second, hiring managers will still have to read through a lot of resumes, so you [...]

How a typo can kill your resume

Submitting any type of document that is riddled with spelling errors and typos is a bad reflection on your professionalism – but when it’s your resume, it can be the ultimate mistake. This is not new information. Everyone knows that your resume should be perfect without any spelling or grammatical errors, but most resumes out there are not perfect. You’re in luck. If you only have one small typo in your resume, chances are that a hiring manager will let [...]

Why personal interests on a resume are a waste of time

“I enjoy long walks on the beach, hiking with my family, and playing soccer in my spare time.” Is this a resume, or your online dating profile? It baffles us as to why people think it is important, and even appropriate, to include your personal interests on your resume. Whatever your argument is – we’ve already heard it. You want the hiring manager to view you as a real person. You want to use your hobbies as interesting talking points [...]

8 grammar mistakes that can kill your resume

Although it is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, English is also known as one of the hardest languages to learn. Those of us who were lucky enough to learn English as a toddler growing up in an English-speaking household, have never had to face the daunting task of comprehending the rules of English grammar. However, that may be the problem we are now facing. As we spend our days reading newspapers, websites and business documents, [...]