How Long Should A Resume Be…Or Not Be?

By: Cynda Alexander and William Shakespeare To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The extraneous words of an outrageous 3-page resume, Or to take Arms against a Sea of rhetorical atrocities, And by opposing end them: to write, to re-write No more; and byContinue reading “How Long Should A Resume Be…Or Not Be?”

4 Uses for Social Media, Pt 3 Content and Facebook

For all of man’s history, from the earliest cave drawings, we communicated through storytelling. Think about any conversation you had in the last day.

What about “gaps” in your employment history?

Depending on why there is a gap in your employment history, it will dictate how you are going to handle it. Anything under six months really doesn’t need to be explained, but if you do need to do some explaining: SICK: Well (and I hope you are well now) just simply tell them that, withoutContinue reading “What about “gaps” in your employment history?”

Top 3 Mistakes I See On Resumes

I have seen a lot of resumes and consistently I see the same mistakes. If you decide to go it alone and write your own resume, be careful not to make these mistakes: MISLEADING JOB TITLES: Recently I updated a resume for a client that had very industry-specific position titles that would not apply anywhere else.Continue reading “Top 3 Mistakes I See On Resumes”

How to Educate Your Resume Without a Degree

College was the default word of every parent and high school counselor when they talked about what you were going to do after high school. A degree shows two things—you can learn and you have learned a lot about a specific subject. However, you also earn an education through your years of employment and livingContinue reading “How to Educate Your Resume Without a Degree”

How to Write a Cover Letter

What is a cover letter and why is it important? Isn’t my resume enough to apply for a job? What do I put in a cover letter? A cover letter compels the potential employer to look further and harder at your resume and ultimately you. One of my grad professors taught me a very valuableContinue reading “How to Write a Cover Letter”

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