differences between your resume and job application

Resumes Aren’t Job Applications!

Nearly half the time when clients send me their resumes, the resume is a hybrid of resume and job application. But resumes aren’t job applications, and an impactful resume doesn’t conflate the two. The main difference between resumes and job applications has to do with their separate functions. Resumes are marketing tools used with the

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

Should You Include Your Address on your Resume?

The answer to whether or not to include your address on your resume is this: maybe. Here are 2 reasons not to include your address on your resume: ATS Ah, the evils of ATS software! It’s programmed to reject resumes that are not within whatever the employer considers reasonable proximity to the job location. So let’s say

Resume Writing Tips – Make Recruiters Take Notice

professional resume and keyboardResume Writing Tips to Make Hiring Managers and Recruiters Take Notice

The key to writing the best resume is to showcase the accomplishments that make you attractive to an employer. I can’t emphasize this enough. Most job seekers focus on listing every responsibility they performed at every job, thinking that the hiring manager or human resources manager cares enough to figure out what makes you a valuable candidate. That’s WRONG! It’s your job to demonstrate what makes you such an excellent prospective employee, and the way you do that is to lead with a list of your accomplishments.