3 Reasons to Ditch the “Resume Objective” and 3 Things to Do Instead

Author: Angela Smith, MBA Source: The Muse The resume objective has been a mainstay of resume templates for a long time, but in today’s job market, using one can do more harm than good. As the name suggests, an objective statement basically tells the reader what your goal is. For example: To obtain a position …

What is a “Functional Resume”, Should You Use One, and If So When?

Author: Jaclyn Westlake Source: The Muse When done right, your resume should showcase your most relevant experience as it relates to the role for which you’re applying. The goal, of course, is to help a hiring manager understand how your unique set of skills lines up with their needs—and that you’re the ideal person for …

How to Make Sure You’re Resume is Not Overlooked When You’re Qualified

Author: Rachel Montanez Source: Forbes A strategic, high-impact résumé can help you earn a pay increase, assist you with articulating your value and give you immeasurable confidence and joy that comes from seeing how you’ve built your career and made an impact. I’m not a fan of résumé writing without speaking to individuals or writing résumés …

Your Resume Only Has 5 Seconds To Make an Impression. Here’s What you Should Do.

Author: Jack Kelly Source: Forbes I’d like to offer you some counterintuitive advice: don’t spend too much time worrying or stressing out over your résumé. Yes, I know everyone else tells you to spend an inordinate amount of time writing, rewriting, correcting, asking people to proofread it and offer their comments and advice to absolutely seek out a professional …