Like the unicorn of mythology, the perfect resume represents an ideal.Â Much like that horned stallion (or would that be a mare?), it stands as a proud testimony to itself, marrying quiet confidence with strength, and manifesting promises of great things yet to come.Â And, like the wondrous, legendary beast, the perfect resume exists but […]
Does Your Resume Need an Extreme Makeover?
Is your telephone ringing?Â Is your email Inbox presenting you with genuine job opportunities (no, not offers for “work at home” jobs or various “get rich” schemes)?Â Are you schedulingÂ interviews? IfÂ you’ve answered “No” to these questions, understand that employers are saying “No” to your resume and cover letter, and that it is time for […]
Student Resumes: Chapter Three – Parents’ Perspectives on the Importance of Internships
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:Â both experiences can be bumpy rides.Â Responsible parents dart forward to protect their children from mishaps and, with the proper guidance, send them off again […]
Cover Letter Writing in 4 Easy Steps: Creating Dynamic Cover Letters for Resumes
The first key principle driving the process of cover letter writing is an understanding of, underpinned by a respect for, the cover letter’s purpose.Â Known alternately and rather tellingly as “a letter of interest,” an effective cover letter should not merely express a job seeker’s interest in a particular opportunity or echo, word for word, […]
Resume Cover Letter
Having never written a resume cover letter, many job applicants are uncertain as to the nature of such a document.Â If you are one of these candidates, know that a cover letter for resume may also be known as a “letter of intent.”Â Designed to precede the resume in a candidate’s package, whether by hard […]
Proper Format of a Resume: Your Key to Job-Hunting Success
The proper format of resume writing is essential when applying for a job: Employers look to see if you have a proper format resume and that you set yourself apart from the others.