Transition Technical to Management

How to Tweak Your Resume When Transitioning from a Technical Role into Management

Tips on how to improve to your resume when transitioning from a technical position into management. These small tweaks make all the difference in showing that you are ready to m...

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Nonprofit Work

Optimizing Your Resume and Cover Letter for a Move from Corporate to Nonprofit Work

How to write your resume and cover letter if you are looking to change career and transition from a corporate position into nonprofit work.

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Job Gap

Returning to Work After a Job Gap: Resume & Cover Letter Tips

How to deal with a job gap when you prepare your resume and cover letter. Some job gaps are small enough that you can use these tricks to make them disappear.

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Streamline Resume

Tidy Up Your Resume: Tips for Streamlining Your Career Progression

Tips on how to tidy up your resume if you've held many short-term positions or if you have too many years of experience and want to project a more current image.

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Writing a Technical Resume

Tips for Writing a Technical Resume That Will Make You Stand Out

Tips for IT and other tech professionals on how to write a technical resume. Insights from an HR professional.

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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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