What font should you use on your resume?

It’s a question for the ages: what font should you use on your resume? How many people have sat at the computer for hours agonizing over this question, scrolling through the list of available options and thinking… “What if I choose the wrong font? Is the hiring manager going to look at my resume and…

How to write a cover letter in just six sentences (with examples)

Many people struggle with their cover letters. It’s a formal written communication between you and a stranger, essentially asking them for something: a job – or at least the opportunity to meet and discuss being hired for a job. That can be awkward. What do you say? How much do you write? Six sentences. That’s…

How you’re most likely to get caught lying in your resume

Most companies conduct background checks on potential hires. They go to the extra time and effort because they know that many candidates include exaggerated or false information on their resumes. A working relationship is built on mutual trust. Employers don’t want to enter into an association that starts out with dishonesty. Here’s what the experts…

Study: That one-page resume is hurting your chances of being hired

You’ve probably heard conflicting opinions over how long your resume should be. Many experts insist that you should get all of your information on a single page. The thinking is that employers don’t have the time or patience to read through pages of unnecessary information. That much, at least, is true. Nobody wants to go…

One thing I always look for in candidate resumes

Consciously or subconsciously, we are always looking for patterns, for stories we can relate to. This is even true while we read resumes. When considering your application, employers will be looking for the story of your career. Demonstrating a clear plot can be the key to a winning resume. When I am evaluating resumes, I…

How to focus your application on the most important part of a job posting

Reading through job ads can be discouraging. All too often candidates see a high-level job title and a lengthy list of degrees, certifications, and years of experience in the requirements section and get scared off from applying. The thing is that job titles vary widely from company to company. In some companies a ‘manager’ might…