Resume Font Wars – Serif versus Sans-Serif

Resume Font Wars – Is their really a standard font? or do you have a choice. You might not realize that some fonts are easier to read than others, which can be helpful. But most of all, when formatting your resume, it’s probably best to pick one of the universal fonts with the best readability.

Basic Resume Tips

There are as many opinions on the subject of resumes as there are job seekers! Some of the more popular opinions are centered on the use of objectives, summaries, profiles, title headings. Also there are different ideas for using keywords, reference statements, personal interests, salary history, dates, graphics, fonts, and of course, the length of the resume. Then there is … Read More

Reverse Chronological Resume Example

reverse chronological resume example

Below you will find an example of a resume written in the reverse chronological resume format. This is the most widely used resume format. In this example the resume starts out with job title headlines (Sales Management) to quickly allow the reader to identify the job seeker’s profession. The job title headlines are followed by a list of qualification highlights … Read More

Functional Resume Example

functional resume example

Below you will find an example of functional resume for professional who is highlighting three major areas: administrative support, customer service and management. This sample starts with summary of qualifications to put emphasis on skills in customer service, word processing, computers, accounting, data archiving, office, telephone reception and problem solving. Rather than listing specific details, the job seeker lists responsibilities … Read More

Resume Verbs – Synonyms to Spice Up Your Resume

There are few things more boring than a resume that repeatedly uses the same exact resume verbs in sentence after sentence. Total snorefest! To engage your readers, you must spice up your resume by highlighting strong action resume verbs that bring your background to life. While not every synonym will be the perfect fit to convey your exact meaning, by … Read More

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Résumé Gets Noticed

I recently saw a movie where the job seeker printed her résumé out on pink paper and sprayed perfume on it. (OK, it was Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde – I admit it.) While this technique will certainly get you noticed by hiring managers, I don’t recommend it for the senior level corporate professional. So what steps can you take … Read More

Create a Resume Opening that Wows

Nothing piques reader interest quite like a succinct and powerful resume opening. Correctly executed, it can effectively target the document, ensure relevant keywords are integrated, and encourage close analysis of your work history. Here’s how: 1) CREATE AN OPENING PARAGRAPH SUMMARIZING KEY SKILLS What types of positions are you interested in? Go through your work history and identify key skills … Read More

The Differences: Junior vs. Senior Level Resumes

Of course there are (and should be) differences between a senior level resume and someone who is just entering the job market or early in their career. Certainly it would look a bit strange for a senior leader or executive to reference education at the top of their resume. It would also look odd for someone with a limited amount … Read More

Explaining Short-Term Jobs in Your Cover Letter and Resume

With the economy still recovering from a tough year, many people may have been laid off once or even twice within a relatively short period of time. While this was once viewed as taboo, employers have become more sensitive to this type of circumstance. But even if employers are understanding, it’s a good idea to acknowledge multiple short-term jobs carefully. … Read More

Using an Executive Summary on Your Resume

In the not-so-distant past, the resume objective section was widely used. The resume objective, simply put, is a 2-3 line statement summarizing the goals you have set for yourself and the position you seek. Many experts in the field feel that a section on resume objectives may be omitted. They suggest the use other useful information instead. A resume objective … Read More