Like ice cream, resumes come in a variety of flavors. The different types of resumes, representing different resume formats, were developed in response to specific job applicant needs. We will begin our discussion of this topic with the oldest of the resume formats. CV’s, otherwise known as a curriculum vitae, are the ancestors of the […]
At a point in time not very long ago, a statement of objective opened the vast majority of resumes. Having fallen out of favor in recent years, the resume objective is nonetheless utilized by some job seekers. For those still incorporating objective statements into their resumes, the following resume writing tips should be considered and […]
In the workforce, the titles secretary, administrative assistant, office assistant, executive assistant, executive secretary, and clerical assistant are sometimes used interchangeably, and often by the employees themselves. Although the functions demanded by the various titles indeed overlap, there are differences that one must specify and highlight when creating one’s office resume. Although responsibilities can and […]
Riddle: When is a woman most like an octopus? Answer: When the woman is a single mother. Every mother fills multiple, evolving positions that include and are not limited to educator, mentor, coach (literally and figuratively), chauffeur, cook, laundress, seamstress, baker of goods for last-minute school fundraisers, confidante, role model, and disciplinarian. Carrying these responsibilities […]
Although not a recommended course of action, many candidates choose to prepare their resumes by slavishly copying and/or paraphrasing materials from widely-available resume templates. By providing an outline, the resume template affords its viewer some idea as to the nature and order of information on the common resume document.
Watching a child about to embark upon a career search can be as proud and frightening a moment as when that child first wobbled off on a shiny new two-wheeler: both experiences can be bumpy rides. Responsible parents dart forward to protect their children from mishaps and, with the proper guidance, send them off again […]