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...

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...
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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...

Sample Resume: Licensed Practical Nurse

Joe James 123, Main St Boston, MA 02109 (123)-456 7890. email@domain.com Licensed Practical Nurse Recent graduate with professional experience in healthcare settings and private duty nursing. Committed to the medical profession and to quality patient care. Nursing style blends professionalism, capability...

Seven Things to Know Before Writing Your First Resume

While it's not as exciting as learning to drive, creating your first resume is a vital step in launching your career. The process may seem daunting. You have to put all of your best...

Creating an Effective Resume When You Lack the Required Credentials

In this age of specialization, it is highly advisable to tailor your resume to the specific position you're applying for. After all, a general resume may not indicate the specific skills and accomplishments that...

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...

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...

Should I Put My Race on My Resume?

Question: I constantly read that companies are seeking diversity in their senior ranks, but I've been told I shouldn't state my race on a resume. So how can you let an organization know that you can contribute...

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...

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