Posts Categorized: Resume Writing

What Makes a Resume Successful?

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There are many diverse ideas about what makes a resume successful. People can be very dogmatic about what to do and what not to do when preparing a resume. There are many different resume styles. There are chronological, topical, and functional resume approaches. Of course the final judge of what works and what does not […]

What Makes a Good Cover Letter?

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Over the years, I have reviewed many cover letters and I have learned a great deal about what motivates our audience. A good cover letter does not reiterate the specific accomplishments in the resume. The resume is the place where we demonstrate in concrete terms what we have done and how well we have done […]

Topical Verses Chronological Resumes

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People often call me and ask if I can prepare a topical resume for them. Of course having written thousands of resumes, I can do so. But before I do I like to share a few insights with them. Most people want to use a topical resume because they basically want to hide something. They […]

Should you have a one or two-page resume?

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There is much controversy about the one verses two page resume. I recommend a common sense approach. What is it going to take to differentiate yourself and demonstrate to your audience how you have brought real-world value the the companies you have represented. If you can do it one page, that’s great. If you need […]