Electronic Screening

How to Optimize a Resume for Electronic Screening

Times have changed when it comes to the process of finding a new job. It used to be that you handed in your resume to a hiring manager, and the process continued from there. The...

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Free Resume Templates - Key to Success

Free Resume Templates

We are very happy to offer you the following resume templates for free. Each resume template comes with a matching cover letter.

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How to Write a Resume

How to Write a Resume

Interview committees receive hundreds of applications for a single position often with only a resume to help guide them to the best candidates. For this reason it is so importan...

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Targeted Resume

Having a Targeted Resume and Cover Letter: How Important is it?

Gone are the days of the one size fits all resume. I am asked daily, do I really need to customize each resume and cover letter to each job I am applying for? My answer is alwa...

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Sales

Sales Resume: How to Write a Compelling One, Including Examples

You know you are an amazing sales person; you can sell snow to a snowman, but how to put all of this information down on paper seems like a daunting task. When a recruiter or h...

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Editor's Note

Believe it or not, there is one comforting aspect to the job search process: resume writing. Why? Because writing a resume entails no surprises, only hard work. It is not like the job interview or the networking function where you have to perform on the spot. You can take all the time you need when writing your resume. How much time you spend only depends on how committed you are. Why then do so many people fail at writing a proper or effective resume? Because many are engaged in wishful thinking, don't want to face their past, don't believe in themselves or simply don't recognize their own limitations (that they have poor writing skills!).

As you write your resume, don't lose sight of what a resume is about. A resume is a document intended to show to a potential employer, as "objectively" as possible, why your experience and qualifications make you the best candidate for the job. Objectively was put in quotes because, although the resume has to be written in an impersonal tone, the content of the resume can be very subjective: What do you believe your experience was? What do you believe your accomplishments were? What do you believe you contributed to your prior employers?

WorkBloom's Resume Center is a collection of resume tips, resume articles and resume samples to help you write a good resume. We have asked leading resume writers to give their insights into all aspects of resume writing. Now, it's up to you. Good luck!

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