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Category Archives: resume writing

  • Skip Your Resume Objective to Grab an Employer’s Attention

    What is the point of a resume? It is an ad, designed to get an employer interested in you. So why do so many people start out with a statement of what they want: “where I can contribute my skills to a growing blah, blah, blah..."  Most objectives are boringly similar and no… more

  • Military Service to Civilian Success: Translate Achievements

    A resume is an advertisement for what you offer an employer. Far too many people don’t understand this. How do you show what you offer an employer when your experience and success has come in the military environment? Focus on your achievements! The smartest thing you can… more

  • The Most Important Improvement to Your Resume

    Patra Frame relates the importance of using accomplishment statements vs. responsibilities on your resume. This is probably the single biggest improvement you can make to your resume, particularly in the security cleared sector. The formula to use: Task . . . Action . . . R… more

  • 5 Things to Avoid When Designing Your Resume

    Your resume is going to be scanned at some point in your job search so plan accordingly when designing it. This holds true even when you provide someone with a hard-copy of your resume. Gone are the days of sharing paper. If a recruiter gives your resume to a hiring manager, t… more

  • Don’t overdress your resume

    Resist the urge to dress up your resume with fancy graphics that you think are going to set your resume apart from all the others, unless you are in a creative field. The more window dressing you include the more likely a recruiter may pass your resume by. Why? Resumes are someti… more