Cover Letter Basics

If you're banking on the assumption that no one is going to read your cover letter, that it's just going to get clipped behind your resume or discarded altogether, you're wrong. Your cover letter...

What are Resume Keywords?

Keywords are specific words or phrases that job seekers use to search for jobs and employers use to find the right candidates. Keywords are used as search criteria in the same way you do...

Is Your Resume a Lie?

A resume is a marketing tool - it should showcase your experience and qualifications in the most succinct and relevant way possible. And that often means being selective in the kind of information that...

A Glimpse and a Hook: Confessions of a Hiring Manager

The terrifying reality regarding your resume is that for all the many hours you put into fine-tuning, you've got 30 seconds to make an impression on me. Maybe less. It's unfair, it's imprecise, and there's...

Sample Resume: Sales

Joe James 123 Main St, Boston, MA 02109 Residence: 123.654.5555 Email: jdoe@domain.com Objective: An Automotive Sales Management position that will effectively utilize acquired expertise, creative talents and commitment to excellence. Desire a position with career growth potential. Summary Of Qualifications: ...

Sample Resume: Biotech & Pharmaceuticals

Steve Cooper 1234, Main Street, Boston, MA 02109 (123)-456 7890 email@domain.com EDUCATION : HARVARD UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES - Boston, MA Doctor of Philosophy, Virology - January 2001 Thesis: CD4-Independent Replication of a CCR5-Using HIV-1 Primary Isolate. CORNELL UNIVERSITY-...

Successfully Sell Yourself With Your Cover Letter

It is often said that finding a job is a job in itself. But what you may not realize is that it's a sales job. To win over hiring managers and convince them to...

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

In the job application process, the cover letter usually represents the first opportunity you have to communicate directly with a hiring organization.  Smart jobseekers take advantage of this opportunity to engage the hiring organization...

Sample Resume: Finance

Joe James 123 Main St Boston, MA 02109 (123)-456 7890. email@domain.com OBJECTIVE : Position as financial or investment advisor with a leading investment firm, specializing in the management of large corporate assets. CREDENTIALS : CFP, 199 NASD 6 And 7 NASD 63 EXPERIENCE : Financial...

Sample Resume: Public Relations

Joe James 123, Main St Boston, MA 02109 (123)-456 7890. Profile Enthusiastic, resourceful, and trainable recent graduate with academic background in communications and internship experience as Communications' Program teachers' assistant. Offer old-fashioned work-ethic and excellent prioritization abilities...

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