How to List Your Education

Much like the work history section of your resume, the education part of your resume will generally include four key pieces of information. These are:

  • Location – Where the school is located. Usually written out as City, State Code (Hollywood, CA)
  • Name – The name of the school.
  • Degree/Diploma/Certificated Earned – The name of the degree, diploma, or certificate that you earned or are in the process of earning.
  • Year – The year you graduated from the school. Some people like to put the years attended as a span (1994-1998) but I prefer the single graduation year.

Read more How to List Your Education

Key Points For Your Work History

Every single resume you ever make will include your work history. Your work history will include four main details that provide crucial information to the prospective employer.

How you order these items on your resume will be up to you, but keep in mind which of the items in your professional life is most impressive. Try and think like a recruiter; what do you want employers to notice and what do you want them to ignore? Read more Key Points For Your Work History

Should I Include an Objective in my Resume?

One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to resumes is whether or not to include an objective statement. Boilerplate and sample resumes have auto-included an objective for years without anyone questioning the practice.  To consider if we should include an objective in our resume, let’s first take a look at what an objective actually is. Read more Should I Include an Objective in my Resume?

New Video Posted – Job Search Tips: Searching For Jobs on Indeed

Indeed can be a great tool during your job search, but you must use it properly. Part of being effective is recognizing different job listings.

With Indeed, you can list your resume and make it searchable while also proactively sending out your resume to employers.

In this video, I talk about uploading your resume and navigating different job listings on Indeed.

Find out more about using Indeed for your job search.

How A Functional Resume Can Help Hide Bad Work History

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When creating a resume from scratch you should consider the people who will read your resume. Whether it be the direct hiring manager or a human resources coordinator, your resume should highlight what you are good at and hide any deficiencies. The functional resume is a great way to showcase your abilities and can be made to impress decision makers.

A functional resume allows you to emphasis your technical knowledge and transferable skills while taking the spotlight away from a lack of or poor work history. A functional resume accomplishes this by ordering the information presented in a flattering manner. Read more How A Functional Resume Can Help Hide Bad Work History

Functional Resume: Building a Resume for Job Hoppers, Career Changers, and Students

Building a Resume for Job Hoppers, Career Changers, and Students

A functional resume is a great way to show off your technical knowledge and skills while disguising your past work history (or lack thereof).

When building a resume, you have to imagine yourself as a hiring manager. What an employer sees on a resume and in what order they see it matters when it comes to your chances of being hired! Read more Functional Resume: Building a Resume for Job Hoppers, Career Changers, and Students

Job Interview Questions : An Introduction

Beginning this Wednesday, I will be addressing various interview questions on a weekly basis. My goal is to combine written advice with walk-through videos discussing things difficult to capture in text when discussing interview questions.

Before we begin though, it will be important to go over some key concepts that will follow us throughout the questions we will ponder. Read more Job Interview Questions : An Introduction