Punctuation: The Proof’s in the Details

I tend to rant a lot about resumes, and it might sound like complaining to some people, but honestly, these resume rants usually come from a place of astonishment, because it just seems so danged obvious to me that if you want someone to want to interview you, and the only thing they have to […]

Personal Section or Not? Ways to Show the Real You on Your Resume

A while back, there was a blog post on a the TechRepublic site about three mistakes people make on their resumes. The writer listed having a personal section of interests and hobbies on your resume as one of those mistakes. (If you’d like to read the whole thread, you can go here.) I’m in complete […]

Why Your Resume Didn’t Make The Cut

I live a life of rejection. As an executive recruiter, I see dozens of resumes every week, sometimes even hundreds. And most of them, all but a handful, end up in the virtual trash can. I am constantly rejecting people — or perhaps more accurately, digital representations of documents that represent people, a.k.a. resumes — […]

A Self-Confessed Resume Freak’s Thoughts about Bad Resumes from Good People

I admit that I’m a resume freak. Resumes are one of my passions. I think that a great resume is one of the biggest and best weapons in your job search. And I’ve seen a lot of them. A whole lot of them. As an executive recruiter, I’d say that I read about a hundred […]