The Resume: From Which Side of the Desk are You Reading It?

contributed by Dr. Stephen Bangert It is generally agreed that a resume is an essential tool both for managing your career and when searching for a job.  But how should it read? A recent article referenced a Career Builder survey noting that 51% of hiring managers said they use a computerized applicant tracking system, and… Read More The Resume: From Which Side of the Desk are You Reading It?

8 Tips for Critiquing Your Own Resume

Seeing yourself objectively is not easy to do.  Writing your own resume is even tougher.  It’s not about having perfect writing skills.  It’s not about being an expert in your chosen field.  It’s about marketing.  It’s about being able to identify your career achievements and then positioning those achievements to help get where you want… Read More 8 Tips for Critiquing Your Own Resume

Customize Your Resume, But…

Customizing your resume is definitely the way to go in this competitive job market.  But if you’re applying for several positions with one organization, you need to customize with care. Why?  Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) is sophisticated enough these days to identify and compare multiple resumes within the system.  Meaning your resumes should be similar… Read More Customize Your Resume, But…

What Resume Style is Best for Your Job Search?

There are three basic resume styles that are widely accepted by today’s employers.  The chronological (it’s really reverse chronological), functional and combination resumes. How do you decide what works best for you and your job search? A chronological resume is the simplest form of a resume. A chronological resume is constructed with the most recent… Read More What Resume Style is Best for Your Job Search?