Résumés & cover letters

The job hunting process has changed drastically over the last decade for both applicants and hiring managers. The job application has moved into online territory thanks to applicant tracking system technology or ATS. This new tool has made the hiring process more efficient than a…

As a result of the brief and rapid nature of texting and Twitter, emails have become shorter and more informal. In a personal context, it's OK, but in a professional setting you need to proceed with caution. Generally speaking, emails should be treated as formal…

Too many people make the mistake of thinking that the cover letter that goes with their resume isn’t all that important. You may have even heard that no one reads the cover letter, right? Whether that is an accurate statement or not, it doesn’t serve…

There’s something that has to change if you’re getting your resume out there but no one’s biting on it. There are a number of factors to why this may be. Most of the time it can be as simple as not following instructions carefully. Other…

The #1 thing an employer is looking for on your resume… Can you guess what it might be? A title that matches the position they need? A certain school? Perhaps their alma mater? The name of an impressive past employer? Wrong. Wrong. And wrong. The most…

Many people feel they have the experience and credentials to move to the next higher position. If that’s you, then your resume needs to communicate that you have the experience and skills to meet that challenge. Here are several tips to help you craft a resume…

If there is one thing that’s annoying about job search, it’s probably writing the perfect cover letter for your resume. It’s meant to be short and crisp, and must entail all the right elements necessary for you to land that dream job! It isn’t very easy…

Contrary to what you’ve heard or read, cover letters are still important today. They’re not necessarily essential or required in every industry or for every role, but savvy job seekers always have one ready to go.  The cover letter is the best place to show you’d be a…

Ah, writing the dreaded cover letter. The vital piece of the job hunt that almost no one enjoys. How can you possibly convey to an employer the depths of your awesomeness in just one page? Or, more importantly, what can you write to keep the…