Articles about Resume

Advice

Study: This is exactly how much you can brag on your resume before it backfires

Bragging about ourselves on cover letters and resumes can influence a hiring manager's decision. Self-promotional language works — up to a point.

Advice

6 keys to declutter your resume right now

Common wisdom tells us to limit all the important information on our resume to a single page, with just the highlights. Here's how to do it right.

Advice

5 words upper-level Fortune 500 employees use to stand out on LinkedIn

A study of 750 LinkedIn profiles of workers at Fortune 500 businesses, showing the top words included include "leader,"  "strategic," and "innovative."

Advice

#UnqualifiedForTech shows us that jobs define ‘qualified’ all wrong

Being qualified for a job means you can do the job you are hired for, not what your college major was for. Your unconventional background can be a plus.

Advice

6 reasons recruiters say they’ll toss your resume in the trash

These things will make your resume stand out — in a bad way.

success

5 common career mistakes to avoid at all costs

Don't fall victim to these traps.

levelling up

9-year-old ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ applied to NASA job listing

And NASA responded.

Marc's Newsletter

Here’s how to supercharge your resume in 38 minutes

So what makes a good resume? The first thing you need to know is what your resume is actually for. The answer may surprise you — and change the course of your career.

The Job Search

7 words smart job candidates avoid in cover letters

Ace the cover letter now.

Resume

12 tips for your best resume ever

Here's how to create a resume that will stand out for every kind of job.

Age in the Workplace

New study proves it really is harder to find a job as you get older

The largest-ever study of age discrimination says the trend is very real.

The 8-minute resume

We’ve had over a year of experience now with our powerful, free Resume Reviewer, which does a terrific job at helping you understand what’s wrong and what’s right with your resume.

Five Tiny Resume Flaws You Can’t Afford to Make

These often overlooked mistakes will make you seem careless.

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What Gets Your Resume to the Hiring Manager?

Beat the ATS by tweaking your resume with these simple tips.

8 Essential Tips for Writing Your Resume

Sell your hard skills effectively with these resume writing tips.

10 Skills that Look Great on Any Resume

Showcase these on your resume and increase your chances of getting the interview.

The Y2K Bug… on your resume

You may remember this global panic around the turn of the century.

How to Proofread Your Resume

Should you proofread your resume backwards?

Make Your Resume Answer Someone’s Prayers

Show you understand the employer's needs and embody the solution.

Seasoned is For Steaks, Not Your Resume

Leave the “seasoned” for the steaks, and choose more powerful, effective words when crafting your resume.

Your Job Application’s Journey

Knowing what recruiters and hiring managers do with your resume at every step of the application will let you set expectations about if and when you will receive a response.

Simple Microsoft Word tricks to improve your resume

Start your job search on the right foot with a clean, easy-to-read resume.

The Resume Litmus Test

Make sure that hiring managers actually read your resume by taking this quick barstool litmus test.

7 Little Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your Resume

Wondering how to get recruiters to notice your application?