Posts Tagged: resume

Should Your Resume Be Written in 1st or 3rd Person?

  Before you sit down to write your resume, there’s one crucial question you need to answer first: should my resume be written in first or third person? Your resume should never be written in third person. Use first person but leave out the pronoun “I.” For example, if you’re an administrative assistant, instead of… Read More »

How to Write a Cover Letter

  For some job seekers, writing a cover letter is a pointless endeavor. But it’s actually one of the most important aspects of any job search. Cover letters are the first thing that many hiring managers see. It can create a positive first impression that encourages someone to read your resume, or it can eliminate… Read More »

Common Job-Seeking Mistakes Recent College Graduates Make

  If you just graduated from college and are preparing to enter the workforce, consider yourself lucky. According to a recent survey, 80 percent of employers plan to hire recent college graduates, up from 74 percent last year. With job prospects brighter than they’ve been in more than a decade, it should be easy to… Read More »

4 Reasons Recruiters Reject Your Resume

  Trying to find a job can be unbelievably frustrating. You spend weeks perfecting your resume, writing cover letters and applying for jobs only to get rejected, or worse, hear nothing at all. You have the experience and skills necessary for the position, but you’re not making any progress in your job search. Your resume may… Read More »

4 Quick Ways to Improve Your Resume

  Any open job receives an average of 120 applications, and only 20 percent of them get offered an interview. In this highly-competitive job market, you need a stellar resume to really stand out. Chances are, you already have a resume. But is it the best it can be? If you are having a hard… Read More »

How to Address or Fill Gaps In Your Resume

These days, it’s not unusual to have gaps in your employment history. Don’t let them keep you from pursuing your job search. Here’s how to put your best foot forward. Accept Your Reality If you became unemployed during the last few years, it’s understandable. Since 2008, the country has experienced a deep recession during which… Read More »