Formatting Choices that Can Hurt Your Resume

Formatting Choices that Can Hurt Your Resume

If you’ve ever skimmed the Internet for resume examples, you’ll find dozens of samples ranging from very simple to very complex. With so many different options and choices, it can be overwhelming trying to decide exactly how to set up your own resume. Do you stick...
How to Create a Core Competencies Section on Your Resume

How to Create a Core Competencies Section on Your Resume

Recruiters spend just a few seconds skimming your resume to decide whether they want to learn more or move on. An easy way to attract their attention – and that of ATS – is to have a solid core competencies section that quickly highlights your key skills. One mistake...
Why Autumn is a Great Time to Update your Resume

Why Autumn is a Great Time to Update your Resume

The year is starting to wind to a close. Summer vacation is over, the kids are back in school, and fall and winter holidays are quickly approaching. Before you get caught up making Halloween costumes, deciding who’s cooking the Thanksgiving turkey, and trying to...
Distracting Resume Details that Can Work Against You

Distracting Resume Details that Can Work Against You

Many people take a “big picture” approach to their resumes. They make sure that all of the foundational information that a hiring manager would be looking for is there. This is great because you definitely want to include your contact information, skills,...
Is your Resume’s Style Working For or Against You?

Is your Resume’s Style Working For or Against You?

How your resume looks is just as important as what it says. After all, if your resume is a jumbled mess and looks unprofessional, is a hiring manager going to take the time to stop and read it? Probably not. You want your resume to be clean, crisp, and visually...