Category Archives for Resume/CV

resume employment work history examples

Previous Work Experience Examples for a Resume

If you’re looking for previous work experience examples for a resume or job application, and the exact steps to write your own experience section, you’re in the right place. I’m going to walk you through: Why employers care about your work history and what they want to see most How to write your resume employment […]

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Resume Bullet Point Examples that Get Interviews

22 Resume Bullet Point Examples That Get Interviews

As a recruiter, the first place I look on your resume is the bullets under your recent work experience. Then if it looks like a good potential fit, I look back up to see your resume summary and other sections. Many other recruiters and hiring managers have told me the same thing too. So writing […]

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artificial intelligence resume

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Changing Resume Writing

Artificial intelligence is already making its mark on many industries. Computer algorithms can sort through and make sense of more data in a day than a human could in a lifetime, and it’s impacting how we look at information related to healthcare, sports, advertising and more. But what about resume writing and job searching? I […]

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summary for resume no experience

Resume Summary with No Experience: Examples for Students and Fresh Graduates

If you’re looking for how to write a summary for your resume with no work experience, you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to walk you through exactly what to do, and then we’ll look at resume summary examples for entry-level job seekers, students and fresh graduates.  Let’s get started… How to Write a […]

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explaining gaps in employment

How to Explain Gaps in Employment (With Examples)

Explaining gaps in employment can be intimidating, but there are a couple of effective methods you can use. In this article, I’m going to show you how to explain employment gaps in your interviews, resume and cover letter… with word-for-word examples and sample explanations. Let’s get started with the interview first… Explaining Gaps In Employment […]

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good resume summary examples

10 Resume Summary Examples That Get Interviews

A resume summary statement usually comes right after a job seeker’s contact info and before other resume sections such as skills and work experience. It provides employers with a brief overview of a candidate’s career accomplishments and qualifications before they read further. Because of how early it appears on the document, your resume summary statement […]

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how to improve your resume

How To Improve Your Resume in 7 Steps

If you’re looking for how to improve your resume, the 7 steps in this article will help you do this immediately. Most job seekers don’t get a chance to see how employers really read their resume and decide who to interview, so we invited professional career coach and resume writer Kyle Elliott to share tips […]

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how to format a resume

12 Resume Formatting Tips from a Professional

Nothing shuts down your job search faster than a resume with formatting issues. So we invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share how to format a resume step-by-step. Here is her exact method for how she formats and edits/proofreads a resume before sending it out! How to Format a Resume: 1. Contact Information Most […]

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resume sections and section titles

Guide to Resume Sections, Categories, Titles, and Headings

If you’re wondering what sections to include on a resume, you’re in the right place… We’re going to go step-by-step through the most important resume sections/categories, as well as recommended titles and headings to use. We’ll also look at how to write each section, plus some proven resume writing tips and a few optional sections […]

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checklist for resume writing

Resume Writing Checklist: 5 Steps to Get Your Resume Ready for Today’s Job Market

Picture this: You’ve been working for the same company for maybe 3, 5, or 10 years, you haven’t really needed to “interview” for a job because you are extremely well-networked, and you are positive that you have the communication skills to convince someone to hire you. In short, you know what you are doing in […]

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how to avoid age discrimination on your resume when applying for jobs

How to Avoid Age Discrimination When Applying For Jobs: 6 Resume Tricks

Age discrimination has been illegal for some time, but the reality is that resume styles have changed dramatically in the past decade. And a resume written in a style from 2005 is far more likely to get placed at the bottom of the pile… or thrown out altogether. I invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share her best […]

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What Happens When You Lie on Your Resume

What Happens When You Lie on Your Resume? 10 Hidden Dangers

Should you lie on your resume? Lying on your resume can be tempting when you’ve sent out many resumes and just aren’t getting interviews. You start to get discouraged, stressed, and probably a little angry. However, in our opinion, it’s RARELY worth lying on your resume, and there are a lot of bad things that can […]

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