Strategies for Years and Dates on a Resume

years dates on resumes

Standard resume advice is to present your resume in reverse chronological fashion, going back ten to fifteen years. Not every career is a straight trajectory.  There are turns, set-back, and breaks.   That standard model does not fit every job seeker. Should you show a straight-forward reverse-chronology of your history?  Is the answer to omit the dates to disguise the gaps … Read More

Business Development Manager Resume Example


The business development candidate had experience across a few different media-related industries in the marketing and business development departments. The main challenge in crafting this resume was discreetly incorporating the short time at which the candidate spent at each job, as to not raise a red flag about their discipline and stick-to-itiveness. We made their skills the main focus of … Read More

Is This Right? Resume Writing Techniques

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Resumes are different from many other documents. There are particular standards and techniques used when writing a resume that would be considered inappropriate on a letter, report, or other document. You may look at your new resume and ask, “Is this right?” If you are not looking at resumes on a regular basis, some elements of your resume may catch … Read More

Resume Trends for 2016

resume trends for 2016

As with clothing and shoes, resumes also evolve, and there are trends that take shape as candidates try to maintain a competitive advantage. Here’s a look at what’s trending for 2016. Crisp Designs with Sleek Fonts Avoid generic resume templates that you might find in your go-to word processing software application. Create your format; keep with the times with a … Read More

Strategies for a Legal Resume

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There are resume standards and certain categories of information that should be on all resumes. However, every resume should be unique because each person has a unique history and career goal. Let’s review resumes for attorneys and other legal professionals. Over the years, I have seen too many resumes for legal professionals that fall short in properly marketing the professional. … Read More

You’ve Got Six Seconds To Make a Strong Impression With Your Medical Resume

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It’s not uncommon for an individual to spend weeks preparing a medical resume. You’ll want to adequately communicate your relevant education and experience to show your desirability as an employee. One recent study revealed that a potential employer may spend no more than six seconds on a resume during the initial screening for applicants, so great care should be taken … Read More

8 Fatal Resume Mistakes

8 resume mistakes

Do you have a killer resume or is your resume a job search killer? Have you made one of these eight fatal resume mistakes? If so, don’t worry.  All of these mistakes are easily resolved.  Review your resume after reading this list, so you can revitalize your resume and give your job search a new life!  1.) Skipping the profile … Read More

A Fresh Resume Can Invigorate Your Job Search

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Have you been using the same resume for months and yet your phone is not ringing with interview invitations?  This is the time to improve your resume.  A fresh resume can energize your job search in several ways. Whether you work with a resume writing professional or decide to write it on your own, don’t delay.  The sooner you update … Read More

Resume Strategies for Lack of Work Experience

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If you are starting your career or transitioning to a new career, you may be concerned about your lack of work experience. The lack of direct experience does not mean you are not a strong candidate for your target job. You can demonstrate your qualifications and aptitude through other aspects of your experience. Consider these resume strategies to overcome limited … Read More

Take the Resume Content Quiz

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What belongs on your resume?   Some resume guidelines are firm and apply to all job seekers.  Other guidelines apply to most job seekers, yet there are exceptions in certain scenarios. Consider each of the following types of resume content.  Which items belong on a resume? Answer: “Yes,” “No,” or “Maybe.”  Then check out the explanation to see if you answered … Read More