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5 Steps to a World-Class Resume in 2019

Our goal at RedRocketResume isn’t to deliver resumes that look good. Our goal is to create resumes that work. That means resumes that give hiring managers the information they need to identify you as the person best qualified to solve their problems and make their businesses run better. One of the ways I keep RedRocketResume up to date with current hiring practices is partnering with recruiters and career coaches. This helps us align our deliverables with what works in the real-world job...

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...

Resume FAQ: The Classy, Correct Way to Handle Professional References and Salary Requirements

Among the dozens of questions about resumes and job searching I get from my resume clients, here are two that pop up again and again:  how to submit professional references and how to handle requests for salary requirements. These are sticky little issues, but fortunately, here are clear, simple answers to both. References Some people write “References Available Upon Request” at the bottom of their resume or even list their references’ contact info on the page. This is outdated and frowned...

What to Leave OFF Your Resume

As a resume writer for more than 10 years, I’ve worked with job seekers and career developers at every career level, from every industry. People come to me because resume writing is a sticky endeavor. All those rules and tricks. And it’s so awkward to promote yourself! One question my clients frequently ask is what to do with that little blip in their work history. Almost everyone—even those with fantastic, upwardly mobile careers—has that one black sheep job. Maybe a stint in real estate for...

Dishing on Resume Secrets with Miss Corner Office

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: My favorite thing about being a resume writer is helping people live their dreams. But my second favorite thing is connecting with business partners who love helping people live their dreams. I recently connected with Stephanie at Miss Corner Office and immediately recognized a kindred spirit. Steph is a career strategist who specializes in helping women land dream jobs. She’s a former hiring manager who knows the inside scoop on what drives hiring...

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