Is a Functional Resume Better for Me?

Are you wondering, “is a functional resume better for me?” Short answer: it’s not. I’m truly surprised when I hear that a functional resume is a good idea for those who have employment gaps, or whose job titles don’t convey the full extent of their competencies. This advice may be well-intentioned, but it’s just wrong

Leave These 9 Things off Your Resume

(appeared in HuffPost by Casey Bond) When was the last time you reviewed your resume? According to a recent poll by career site Monster, 39 percent of respondents said they updated their resume the last time they applied for a job; 8 percent said they couldn’t even remember the last time they looked at it. But

5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting Results

If your resume isn’t getting results, you’re probably making one of these common mistakes. But first, let’s be clear about the type of result you should expect; the immediate result of a great resume is a call asking you to come in for an interview. That’s what you’re aiming for, so avoid these 5 resume

Do You Have Gaps in Your Resume?

You already know that gaps in your resume that point to periods of unemployment will cause some recruiters and hiring managers to reject your resume. That’s unfair, but it’s a reality, so let’s discuss some ways to hide or explain the gap in such a way as to avoid rejection. The reason for the gap

Seven Signs that Your Resume is Outdated

Your Resume is Outdated If It is simply a history of your work life since the day you joined the workforce You’re using an AOL email address: it may sound trivial, but nothing screams “over 50” or in general, out of it, than an AOL address. I was floored once when a senior IT executive

What’s a Proven Leader? And Other Phrases That Don’t Belong on Resumes

“I am leader, and I can prove it?” Is that what job candidates and some resume writers (the not so good ones) mean when they include”proven leader” as part of your value proposition? Pretty silly, isn’t it? And I’ll bet that the phrase, “results driven” follows close behind – another phrase that doesn’t really mean

Is a College Degree Necessary to Get a Good Job?

You want to know – before you make a huge financial investment – is a college degree necessary to get a good job. I’m not going to repeat the gazillions of studies and statistics that prove that candidates without college degrees earn less than those who have them, nor will I bore you by repeating