Job Hunting Advice: Resume Writing

Job Hunting Advice: Resume Writing

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By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: I'm trying to create a good resume , but the more research I do on resume writing, the more resume formats and styles I discover. Is there one, ideal resume format that's better than all the others.More
By: Anne Kadet
If you want a little entertainment, you could check out a movie or head to the bookstore. But you might have better luck firing up YouTube to watch the latest crop of video resumes .More
By: Peter Weddle
If you're currently in the market for a new job , you know just how generic and impersonal the average resume can be. No matter how much information you cram into it, a standard resume simply cannot convey the character, dedication or capability you offer to an employer .More
By: Jay Block
The reference portfolio is a resume tool that deviates from traditional ways to find jobs . But the truth is, the reference portfolio could be the most powerful tool you'll have in your career change arsenal . So what, exactly, is a reference portfolio? Grab a few books you have around the house, and turn them over to look on their back covers.More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: I will be graduating from college in a couple of months. Although I have excellent grades and lots of extra-curricular activities, I'm having a really hard time finding a job . From what I've experienced, it seems like companies aren't doing much college recruiting this year. What can I do to improve my chances of getting a good job , so I can start my career off right?More
Cover Letters
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: Give me a choice between writing a cover letter and swimming with sharks, and I'll head for the beach! Can you offer an easy-to-follow approach for writing cover letters that captures an employer's attention and increases my chances of landing a job interview ?More
The Right Stuff For a Successful Resume
By: Peter Weddle
Most of us view writing a resume as just slightly better than doing our taxes. But in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. While your tax filing indicates what the Government is going to take from you, your resume describes what you've brought to your career .More
By: Peter Weddle
A recent survey found that over a third of HR professionals have visited social networking sites to look for information about employment candidates. Personal info and videos posted on Facebook , Twitter , YouTube and other sites are now considered fair game when employers conduct "background checks" on job seekers.More