Make Your Resume Shine with the Top Skills of 2015

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) published the results of their Job Outlook 2015 survey a few months ago that identified the top skills employers are looking for on a candidate’s resume:                             Have all of these skills? Great! Now […]

10 Year-End Reflections to Improve Your Resume

So, how was your 2014? Before marching into 2015 and leaving this year in the dust, I would encourage you to take a moment to reflect on your top achievements and “wow” moments. None of us had a perfect year, and being mindful of where we fell short is important too. Fortunately though, we get […]

9 Common Career Transitions

And the Transferable Skills that Support Them As a resume writer, I frequently work with individuals who have made or are seeking to make significant career changes from one industry to another. Some of the most critical elements of an effective career-changer resume are transferable skills – the experience and qualifications from Career A that […]

Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, and Targeting Jobs

I’ve tailored my resume for a job, now what about my LinkedIn profile? Common advice for applying to jobs in today’s market is to tailor your resume carefully to each position in order to maximize your chances of landing an interview. At the very least this involves keyword modifications, but could also affect what you include, […]

Healthcare and Medical Resume Writing Tips

When writing resumes for healthcare professionals, it is all about quality, competence, versatility, and compassion. As a Certified Resume Specialist in Healthcare & Medical (CRS+HM), I understand how critical it is to strike the perfect balance between hard and soft skills while still keeping the reader engaged. Specialization in a specific patient population or medical […]

Is Your Resume Ready for the New Year?

Prepare your resume for 2014 now and be ready to hit the ground running. Unless you’re in retail, business tends to slow down over the holiday season. It can be tempting to put your job search on pause, but don’t – use this “downtime” to revisit your resume and ensure it’s ready for 2014. An […]

Design Ideas for Resume Core Competencies

Effective ways to display your key skills We have covered the importance of resume core competencies in past posts, and you likely understand by now how application tracking systems (ATS) work and how prevalently they are used by employers. While it is critical to know what to include in this section of your resume, it […]