Resume Tips

What your resume should look like in 2017

  Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lisa Smith. Lisa is a designer by profession and writer by choice, she writes on a variety of topics. When she’s not writing, she also volunteers at few animal rescue centers. Your resume speaks volumes about you to your prospective employer. So, if you are hoping for an interview, it is extremely important that your resume be an impressive one. An unimpressive resume will be rejected outright and might […]

How to turn around a failing job search

Author’s note: Andrew Fennell is an experienced recruiter and founder of London CV writing service StandOut CV. Job hunting can be a frustrating and stressful experience, especially when you are not seeing the results you want. Applying for tons of jobs online and hearing nothing back is enough to break even the most confident of job hunters' spirits. So how do you turn your fortunes around when you're stuck in a job search rut? By […]

Tips for stay at home dads returning to work

Tim reached out to us on our Facebook page and asked: “I’ve been a stay at home dad for the past three years. I’m now ready to get back into the workforce but am not really sure where to start. Help!” No worries, Tim. We’ve got you covered. 1) Get your resume together Obviously you know that your resume is important. But have you thought about what to include? If you have done any volunteer […]

Resume cheat sheet

Your resume is the gateway to landing a job interview with the employer. We get a lot of questions from our job seekers about how to format a resume so we created a quick guide with everything you need to know. Check it out! Still have a question about your resume? Ask below!

How to format a college student resume

Figuring out how to format your resume as a college student can be difficult. You're not sure what to include and perhaps don't have much experience working yet. Don't worry. You probably have more to add than you think. Of course we all know to include our education, but the following are things to add to your college resume that will give you a leg up when applying for jobs as a student. Relevant coursework […]

Resume FAQs

I know I don't have to tell you this, but resumes are important. They are one of the first impressions you give to employers so you want to make sure yours stands out for the right reasons. But, where should you start? Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about resumes. How long should my resume be? Keep your resume between 1-2 pages. You don’t want to overwhelm the employer and […]

How to format your resume after you’ve graduated

Congrats on graduating! Pretty exciting stuff. You’re going to get TONS of advice from everyone you know…even those that haven’t graduated yet. You’ll hear, “Savor every moment, life starts to go by so fast,” “Start saving NOW for retirement,” “Stay in touch with all your friends” and the ever-so popular, “Find a job.” That’s a pretty vague piece of advice. If only it was as easy as: One of the first things you need to […]

The very first thing you should do when unemployed

Laid off? Fired? Getting back into you job search? Just getting started? Whatever your reason for searching for a job may be, there are a few things you need to do off the bat to get started. 1) Tell everyone you know - One of the best weapons you have is your ability to network. Tell everyone you know that you are looking for a new job. Have them tell their contacts. The more people you […]

Break out your red pen for National Proofreading Day!

Put on your party hats and bust out your resume because tomorrow, March 8, is National Proofreading Day and what could be a better reminder to double check your resume? National Proofreading Day is all about promoting error-free writing. As a writer and job search expert, I want to share the real value of proofreading with you. Although it may not be much fun, proofreading is a valuable thing to do because it only takes […]

5 resume tips for immigrants

We often get questions from job seekers who are emigrating to the U.S. and need help with their job search. The most important piece of advice we can offer is to convert your resume to U.S. standards. There are many differences between international resumes and American resumes and these differences can determine whether or not your resume gets looked at by employers. You don't want something like your resume to get in the way of the […]