How to Pinpoint Accomplishments That Will Make Your Resume Shine

Terry Gallagher, president of Battalia Winston International, a New York-based executive search firm, says he places "three times as much value on results versus responsibilities on a resume." But while touting...

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If you're considering applying for premium entry level jobs or internships in a field that requires some level of writing expertise, you can expect that employers will request a few writing samples as part of your application.

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: ...

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: 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...

Resumes Strategies for Landing an Internship

It's safe to assume, that a person seeking an internship doesn't have a ton of work experience... and that's OK! If you are looking to kick-start your career, landing an internship is one of...

Sample Resume: Marketing

Jane James 123 Main St Boston, MA 02101 (123)-456 7890 Email: jane@domain.com OBJECTIVE Obtain marketing / management position in music industry. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Experienced promotions director for three national web sites focusing on new and upcoming musical acts. All types...

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...

25 Words That Can Hurt Your Resume

Often, when job seekers try to sell themselves to potential employers, they load their resumes with vague claims that are transparent to hiring managers, according to Scott Bennett, author of "The Elements of Resume...
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10 Most Overused Resume Phrases

Such is the importance of keeping your resume up-to-date, whether you're looking for a job or not. When you don't, not only will you forget the important details that'll help your resume stand out...

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