By: Kim Isaacs, Monster Resume Expert Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read — or want to Continue reading Resume Critique Checklist
By: Kaplan Mobray Today, while job seekers are beginning to understand the importance of having a well defined personal brand many however still do not carry their brand over into their resumes. As a result, candidates walk into an interview room Continue reading Does Your Resume Have a Brand?
By: Pat Kendall To improve your resume’s effectiveness, avoid passive writing and use active verbs and a telegraphic writing style with no personal pronouns. BEFORE: Here are some examples of passive writing: MANAGER: I was responsible for hiring, training, and developing employees Continue reading Active Writing Style
By: Pat Kendall Use the active verbs below to write killer job descriptions. Achieved Administered Analyzed Arranged Assisted Assessed Budgeted Built Conducted Converted Coordinated Completed Converted Delegated Designed Determined Directed Drove Encouraged Established Earned Facilitated Grew Identified Implemented Improved Inspected Installed Initiated Continue reading Active Verbs Inventory
By: Pat Kendall Here is an easy “ABC” formula that you can use to brainstorm and develop accomplishments for your resume: A CTION: What actions did you take that benefited your employer? In short, how did your actions contribute to reducing costs, Continue reading Accomplishments
By: Pat Kendall For most people, the heart and soul of their qualifications–the “substance” that ultimately sways employers–is their job descriptions. Optimizing them is a priority, but how do you write job descriptions that get employers’ attention? Is there a magic Continue reading Killer Job Descriptions
By: Pat Kendall keywords in resume writing Resume keywording is the process of adding legitimate keywords to your resume to maximize its keyword content. Since most resumes are processed electronically – and ranked and scored based on their keyword content – it’s very likely Continue reading Keywords in Resume Writing
By: Pat Kendall Your involvement in academic and/or trade associations can help to reinforce your candidacy, as many employers view such memberships as indicators of your commitment and professionalism. In fact, the names of organizations are typically used as criteria in Continue reading Making Affiliations and Activities Count