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Checklist for a Great Resume

One of the challenges for many people in preparing a great resume is…knowing what exactly makes up a great resume. Here’s a handy checklist of the major components of a strong resume. How does your resume measure up? Does it look sharp? Good looks aren’t everything, but they certainly help. Make sure your resume is easy to read—clean, not cluttered; sharp, not confusing. Does it have a well-designed letterhead with your name larger than surrounding text? Does it include your contact...

3 Things I Hate about Your Resume: Notes from a Professional Recruiter

Wanna know what people really think about your resume? Check out this no-holds-barred list of pet peeves from a Salt Lake professional recruiter. Think of it as the resume version of What Not to Wear. The great mystery of resume writing is…what do recruiters and hiring managers actually think of your resume? Recently, I had lunch with Marilyn McSweeney, Executive Recruiter at Principal at The McSweeney Group, to share notes on recruiting, the job search process, and how resumes are evaluated...

Connecting the Dots: A Powerful Technique to Transform Your Resume

Here’s a powerful technique that changes an okay resume into a great one. This is something I spend a huge proportion of my resume-writing effort on. And it’s the best way to convince a hiring manager that you’re the person for the job. Are you ready? Turn responsibilities into accomplishments. To illustrate what I mean, here’s a before-and-after example from a resume I recently wrote for a gentleman who manages the Streets Department of a city in the Salt Lake Valley. (Have you ever thought...

The 2 Simple Steps to Writing the Most Important Section of Your Resume

A resume is one of the most powerful documents in your life. It can open doors to fulfillment, security, and prosperity. And one of the most powerful things you can do to strengthen your resume is to put a strong Profile section above the fold. You know the phrase above the fold. It comes from the newspaper industry, where the biggest story is always positioned on the top half of the top page. If you picture a stack of newspapers, there’s the banner with the name of the paper, and then right...

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