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  • My ATS May Not Like Your Resume

    My ATS may not like your resume. Here’s why. You might be wondering, where does my resume go when I apply to a job? Often it probably feels like it goes into a black hole and a human never even looks at it. Sometimes that is true. But most of the time once you apply to a job… more

  • How to Really Start Writing a Resume

    I am often asked for resume writer recommendations. Many HR pros get this question. Often there is a hope for a magic pill here. A wonderful resume with little work and at low cost. But even those who understand what information is needed are surprised by the questions a good res… more

  • Your Resume Needs a Short, Relevant Summary, Not an Objective

    Every time I review resumes at Cleared Job Fairs, I see a lot of resumes with professional summaries and objectives and skills lists that take up most of page one. Don’t be this self-focused! A resume needs to show how you can help the potential employer, now. You need a me… more

  • Bury These Resume Strategies

    This Halloween season let’s put these resume strategies in the resume graveyard. Remember that your resume is an ad to get you an interview and ultimately a job, so stay focused on the items that sell you the best. Highlight your achievements and demonstrate how you meet an emp… more

  • Don’t Talk About Weight Loss on Your Resume

    We see a lot of resumes. That means we see some really interesting stuff on resumes. The most recent one that caught our eye was a paragraph on how the job seeker had lost weight, along with specifics on his current body fat percentage. Maybe this job seeker thinks it’s rele… more