There are 20 million companies in the US. Although a hiring manager may recognize a few thousand of these, it is impossible to know what all 20 million do. For most job seekers, this offers a potential pitfall. Your past employers may be completely unknown to the
Resume Examples Archive
I reviewed a resume from a production supervisor today with an introduction that immediately caught my attention. When I was a recruiter, I worked on a few positions where this job seeker would have been like gold. Despite this, the writing of the introduction was actually horrible, even
I reviewed a resume today that made a common mistake. The resume listed unimportant information first, and the important stuff last. When a hiring manager reviews your resume, they will scan quickly to see if you are in the ballpark of what they want. If you are, they
I received a resume from an Air Force NCO (non-commissioned officer) who has recently transitioned from active duty into the reserves. The NCO makes a number of common military transition mistakes in his resume.
I’ve written a lot about the importance of accomplishments on a resume. Accomplishments show what you did, while responsibilities show what you’re supposed to do. Because accomplishments are so important to make a good impression, you should separate them from the list of responsibilities. The
It continues to amaze me how common it is for job seekers to fail to include any mention of a successful contribution to an employer in their resume. This morning, I was struggling to come with a topic for today’s article. After writing more than
Sales is a field where the emphasis on quantifiable metrics is extremely high within the hiring process. Hiring managers look for sales professionals who have an established track record of beating their goals. Sales goals are easily measured and are one of the most commonly
Most jobs have well established titles and easy to understand responsibilities. Some, though, are unique. What do you do if you work in a role that has little or no equivalent at other companies? Do you list your job title, change the title to
The functional resume I read today makes a common resume writing mistake. The resume failed to include any quantified accomplishments. We’ve found in our resume benchmarking studies roughly half of all resumes do not provide any accomplishments.
On Monday, I reviewed five reasons to avoid a functional resume structure. Today, let’s look at a real example of a functional resume I received recently.