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  Are Career Objectives on Résumés History?
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2011
Dear Deb, Q. I have been looking at résumé samples on the internet and many of them have Objectives. I was told that Objectives are no longer used on résumés. Now I am confused. Is it true that Career Objectives are history? - D.P, Los Angeles, CA A. While there are times that a candidate will want to convey specific information about what he is seeking in a job, it is definitely better to keep the focus on what the co...
 
  CIO Resumes: Mining IT Projects for Strategic Benefit
by Laura Smith-Proulx - May, 2011
Are you a rising star in the IT world eager for a shot at the CIO role? Ascending from IT Director or VP takes more than just showing how you’ve leveraged the technology itself: you’ll need to first put yourself in the C-suite on paper. As described by my recent article in ComputerWorld, most would-be technology executives stumble when it comes to resume writing at the CIO level. Transitioning your value proposition to...
 
  Résumé Help - Information Technology Manager
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2011
Today our Résumé Help reviews the résumé of a candidate in the Information Technology space. George is a strong candidate; and some of the information on his résumé is quite compelling. George has overused bullets throughout the document. This detracts from the readability. Most hiring managers and recruiters will skip bullets beyond a certain point. George also uses the first person, which is not appropriate for a résumé...
 
  Résumé Help – Business Management Candidate
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2011
Today we are showcasing the résumé of candidate who does not have a clear path in terms of his work history. He included a summary, which I omitted so we can focus on the Experience section of his résumé. He neglected to create a concise headline and the summary he has written does not steer the reader in any specific direction. As a result, I am left wondering what this candidate is interested in doing. He put his Educatio...
 
  Want That Executive Job? Don't Write Your Own Resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - May, 2011
Here’s a common refrain that I’ve heard from budding C-level executives: “I wrote my own resume a few years back, but I can see that it’s just not working now. I can't get anyone to respond at the right level!" An overwhelming majority of aspiring and current executive job hunters (and I mean literally 80%+ of the people that I talk with) cannot position themselves properly in a resume, and here’s why: Buzzwords and pro...
 
  3 Simple Ways to Make Your Resume and Cover Letter Work Together
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2011
When writing a resume, your job is not just to write an amazing document but also create an amazing component known as the cover letter. Sometimes job seekers forget that these two documents work together, especially if they’ve written a resume, and are then told at the last minute they need a cover letter. Because the two are intertwined it’s a good idea to make sure that they are indeed working well together. Here are s...
 
  4 Executive Resume Mistakes You Want to Avoid
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2011
Working at the executive level doesn’t mean you’re exempt from making mistakes when writing your resume. As a matter of fact, you’re sometimes more likely to make mistakes than lower-level professionals because the executive job search arena can be very different from the professional-level job search. Of course, executives are not allowed to make resume mistakes. It simply cannot happen. So to help you out, take a look...
 
  5 Reasons to Sculpt Your Executive Resume While Still Employed
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2011
Isn’t working on an executive resume such a chore? It’s hard to think of anyone who loves to sit down and write their resume, even if an amazing job is on the line. Some say this is why it’s a good idea to work on your resume while you’re still employed. But that’s not the only reason. Here are five others to consider: 1. You Don’t Have to Dig for Information Later Probably the number-one reason to work on your execu...
 
  How to Format a Master Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2011
If you’re thinking about creating a master resume, you’re on the right path to writing amazing resumes when you apply for specific jobs. Master resumes allow you to have one place to store all of the details of your career so that you can easily find specific details to add to submission resumes. Though the master resume is one you won’t submit, to help keep your information organized, it’s a good idea to format it. Here...
 
  Guidelines for Writing Resume Objective Statements
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2011
A resume objective statement is the introduction for a well written resume. The resume objective may stand alone, or be written as the last sentence in an opening summary of qualifications. Bottom line is that job seekers that add a resume objective statement can improve job search success, if they use the resume objective statement to focus the resume by, succinctly, tying past experiences with future opportunities. Resume...
 
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