Student and Recent Graduate Resume Strategies

High school and college students and recent graduates often find themselves challenged when composing their first resume, whether for employment, internship, academic, or program application purposes. However, the simple strategies outlined below can help you independently write your own winning resume with confidence and ease. Despite similarities with regular resumes in format and structure—as well…

Resumes, Hiring & Cultural Fit

The need for a career change and an updated resume often results from a breakdown in employee-employer synergy, making one or both parties feel as if they are headed in opposite directions when it comes to vision and values. Frequently, this incompatibility reflects a lack in cultural alignment, or cultural fit, which is also a…

Resume Success in 2017

With the onset of a new year comes a focus on self-reflection and improvement, which for many includes pursuing a promotion or career change. To this end, it is essential to present a professional, polished resume aligned with recruiters’ and hiring managers’ criteria for selecting interview candidates. Here’s why… Resume, Interview, and Hiring Statistics: 5…

Resume Content: Less Is More

Resumes Should Be Streamlined In today’s day of one-line Tweets, social media posts, and texts, brevity with words has become an art of its own. We have become accustomed to quickly surveying bits of information, skimming for only the essentials as the rest is sifted away for us. Although beyond the world of social media…

Resumes and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): How to Get Through with Success

Technological advancements have taken over the workplace, going so far as to replace the human workforce in some instances. By the same token, technology has also seized command of the job application process through applicant tracking systems (ATS). As many of you know, most resumes are initially scanned by an ATS before they are reviewed…

How to Write a Compelling Bio

Bios serve an important purpose for professionals and business owners, offering a snapshot of the individual behind the success. Think of a bio as your own advertisement or infomercial that makes you come to life as a professional with an individual personality and voice. An extended “business card” of sorts, a bio provides an introduction…

Student and Recent Graduate Resumes: What to Highlight

Student and recent graduate resumes follow the same basic format as regular resumes (header, top summary, sections, and bullet lists of highlights under each category). The same as any resume, the purpose of a student or recent graduate resume is to present the applicant ahead of the competition as a dedicated, well-rounded, accomplished, innovative, and…

6 References List Tips

References lists are an essential component of the job application process, along with cover letters, resumes, and interview follow-up letters. When composing your resume, make sure you are also armed and ready to go with a solid list of current references should the opportunity for an interview arise or if a potential employer is particularly…

Why Should I Keep a Current Resume?

The value of keeping a current resume is underestimated by most people, especially those who consider themselves to have job security. Even if you have had the same employer for years or decades, it is important to keep a current resume for the following reasons: If employment disaster strikes without warning, you are empowered to…

Top Five Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Here is a list of the top five resume mistakes to avoid. Eliminating these commonly-made pitfalls from your resume will showcase your strengths, align your abilities with the position at hand, and offer prospective employers a polished, professional presentation that stands out from the vast sea of competition. Give this list a read, then print…

  • All About Writing
  • All About Writing
  • Recent Posts

  • Categories