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Are Paper Resumes Dead?

June 29, 2011


Today’s world is basically run via e-mail, text messaging and instant messenger. The advancement in such technologies has turned things that were traditionally printed on paper, like resumes, into digital forms as well. Most large companies even bill their clients via the internet, also known as online billing. According to a recent national survey, the […]

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

May 14, 2011


A well-written, succinct cover letter that highlights your skills and experiences is the best way to present yourself as a qualified candidate for the position you’re seeking. Yes, your professional resume is designed to do the same thing, but a cover letter gives you the opportunity to expand upon certain information or highlight particular skills […]

Resume Writing For Re-Entering the Workforce

April 16, 2010


Resume writing for those re-entering the workforce after an extended absence is different than writing for someone who has been consistently employed for a number of years. No matter the reason for the absence, potential employers will sometimes notice gaps in employment history; do not let this be a reason for them not to choose […]

How to Send Your Resume Using Today’s Technology

January 28, 2010


Sending Your Resume Via E-Mail the Right Way When submitting your resume to a company for employment consideration, it’s become almost a rule to do so over the Internet. Many companies use software and other electronic methods to evaluate some resumes, and as such they’ll refuse resumes received via any other method. So now that […]

Cover Letters – The Icing on the Cake

January 23, 2010


Why? I get a lot of questions from clients about whether or not they should include a cover letter when sending in their resume. My response is “Would you consider making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly?” The point being that the two go hand-in-hand, and unless a job position announcement specifically […]

10 Tips For a Reader-Friendly Resume

November 14, 2009


Your resume must capture the reader’s attention within the first 15 seconds or risk being lost in the reject pile. One key success factor for your resume is its readability, that is, how easily and quickly the reader can absorb your information without loosing interest. To help you gain maximum attention, here are ten tips to […]