Functional Resume Template: Showcase Your Talents

When it comes to your job search, you need to focus on your strengths. For most job seekers, those strengths can be shared in a traditional chronological format. For some, though, that's not the best approach to take. If you fall into the minority, you need to know how to showcase your talents Read More

Job Interview Questions: How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

A job interview can be a nerve-wracking event, and you might have received all kinds of information on how to ace yours. Be yourself. Drive the interview. Embellish. What’s a job seeker to do? One of the job interview questions that might throw you off is one that seems pretty innocuous: “Tell me Read More

Resume Summary: How to Sell Yourself in 3 Seconds

If you haven’t written a resume in 15+ years, the likelihood is that yours begins with a big, fat objective. Unfortunately, that’s not the most effective thing to share to draw an employer’s attention. Ditch the objective and create an eye-catching resume summary instead. Objectives Are All About Read More

The Benefits of a Functional Resume

Typically, when one thinks of a resume, it's a chronological format, listing positions starting with your current (or most recent) and moving backwards. But a chronological resume isn't always the best option. There are times when the benefits of a functional resume far outweigh the standard Read More

Resume Writing Basics: Three Things You Must Have

Resume writing isn't something most people do on a regular basis. That means we're a little wary on the resume writing basics. You probably didn't know that, on average, people change jobs 12 times in their working life. And remember that your time in the workforce could be 40–60 years, so that's a Read More

Cover Letter Writing

Most job seekers can agree that a resume is a non-negotiable component of a good job-search strategy. But when it comes to cover letters, they get a little less certain. Let's discuss cover letter writing and if you need to include one or not. Is a Cover Letter Necessary? If you were to sit down Read More

How Long Should Your Resume Be?

There’s no doubt that you have probably received all kinds of conflicting information about resumes and how to market yourself in the job search. One of those “controversial” topics is about resume length. One page? Two pages? Three or more pages? While less may be more, that’s not a sure-fire Read More