Archive for the ‘Resume Basics’ Category

Resume Design and Layout

In creating your resume, whether doing one for the first time or simply spicing up a template, you should make sure it would stand out from the crowd. But before you go crazy on your word processor’s word art, here are some reminders on how to pull off an attention-grabbing resume in plain black and white. Since I mentioned it, limit font styles to two at the most. Recommended fonts to use are the ‘basic’ fonts like Times New Roman, Arial, Courier, Verdana, or Georgia. Put variety by using bigge…

Seeking Inspiration in Resume Writing

There are tons of good resources available when it comes to writing a resume. In fact, there are so many such resources and inspirations that it can be confusing for many job seekers. For instance, every person you would ask for advice may tell you something completely different from the another guy whom you sought for the same advice.So who should job seekers listen or refer to when it comes to creating a winning resume? Here are some suggestions:Talk to professionals in your field – Look for s…

Dealing with Lack of Credentials

In the real world, a college degree is a major stumbling block when it comes to finding a job that you want. However, if you don’t have a degree that doesn’t mean you are doomed to take blue-collared jobs. It is not really relevant if a person has a degree in marketing if he or she couldn’t even create good sales.Over time, professional accomplishments become more important than a college degree. A degree is not a make-or-break factor at the stage in life where you are applying for a senior-leve…

How to Create a Video Resume

If you’ve been in the job-hunting phase for the earlier part of your life, then you probably are familiar with how to make a resume and what to put in it. Even though there are a lot of ways to craft your own resume, there is still one way to do it-tastefully and creatively. With the advent of Internet video, one can just about broadcast anything online. This is just one of the ways that people are trying to get them hired by different companies. Because people nowadays are more in tune with tec…

The Resume: One Page or Two?

We have all probably heard of the old “one page or two pages” debate in submitting a resume, and we have probably heard that one-page resumes is the better choice especially among busy hiring managers, with the two-page resume reserved for the more experienced job seekers.The truth is, there’s really no valid answer to this, but one option can be more effective than the other depending on how you look at it.Two-Page ResumesPROSHigher amount of readability.The use of larger-sized fonts for easier…

Skills Employers Seek in Job Applicants

Job seekers tend to mistake that the more job skills you put in your resume, the better the chances you get hired. In reality, what is important is the quality of the skills you include in your list. These skills are what potential employers seek, depending on the industry you plan to apply.Speaking – Interpersonal communication is vital in today’s business climate. One should be able to express ideas, persuade clients or business partners, motivate and inspire employees, and explain issue…

Types of Resumes

Find out why career changers and those with spotty employment records might benefit from a good resume. There is the different type of resumes:Chronological The chronological resume is organized by job titles with the most recent position listed first.Functional The functional resume rearranges employment history into sections that highlight areas of skill and accomplishment.Electronic A resume (chronological or functional) formatted to read well when scanned and searched by optical scanning sys…