Seven Basic Elements to Writing a Résumé

Writing a new résumé or refreshing an old one? Here are seven basic elements every résumé should include. Identification Your name, city, state, zip (physical address is not required), telephone number, email address, and LinkedIn profile address (if applicable). Short Summary Three to five sentences describing your most outstanding qualifications. (A short bulleted list canContinue reading “Seven Basic Elements to Writing a Résumé”

Three Basic Rules To Make Your Résumé or LI Profile Stand Out To Employers

To get that first interview call, your résumé should be pristine and natural for anyone to read – from the layperson to a technical/military expert. Using common military or workplace acronyms in your résumé or LinkedIn profile without spelling out the base word at least once could be negatively impacting your job search because the applicant tracking system (ATS) or the personContinue reading “Three Basic Rules To Make Your Résumé or LI Profile Stand Out To Employers”

Why You Should Have Both A LinkedIn Profile and Résumé

Once upon a time, attending networking mixers, industry events, and the Chamber of Commerce meetings was the best way to make new connections and build business relationships. Now, many of these activities have moved online within the LinkedIn community. Much like networking in person, professionals interact on LinkedIn with the explicit intention of making businessContinue reading “Why You Should Have Both A LinkedIn Profile and Résumé”

The Myth of the One-Page Résumé

Although many articles are stating that your résumé must be one-page, there is no established “rule” that a résumé should be only one page. There are many instances when a multi-page résumé is not only appropriate, but employers expect a resume to be submitted. Length is not the only consideration for a résumé’s effectiveness. TheContinue reading “The Myth of the One-Page Résumé”