Articles about Resumes
3 tips for writing an effective employee recommendation letter
Writing a recommendation letter for an employee can be loaded with challenges, but you can avoid them if you set yourself up the right way.
Can you wait till the application deadline to apply? Don’t be so sure
Some may see an application deadline and think, "Sweet, I have weeks to prepare my cover letter," but career experts caution against waiting too long.
You could have your resume plastered all over a race car if you win this contest
Looking to get noticed by potential employers? Well, this is certainly one way to do it.
More companies lowering bar on degree and experience requirements
Job seekers have faced the frustrating conundrum of needing a job in order to get experience and experience to get the job. Well, not as much anymore.
Why you need to vet and coach your job references
At their best, a good job reference is your cheerleader. But at their worst, they can be the reason why you get ruled out of contention.
4 ways to slash your resume down to one page
Slicing off bits of your resume in order to keep it to one page can be so tough, especially when you've accomplished a lot in your career.
5 ways to get ahead in your job search – before you even start
If you were to jump ship at work tomorrow, how prepared would you be to start up your job search again? Here's what to have ready — before the time comes.
The Top 10 words men use on resumes versus women are shockingly different
Research by the University College London and recruiting platform Oleeo found that words women use on a resume may hurt their chances of landing a job.
The best and worst things to put in your cover letter, according to 9 HR experts
We asked career experts and hiring managers what cover letters have left lasting impressions on them, and they shared the best and the worst cover letters they’ve ever seen.
How to keep your sanity in the job search game
Flip the script. You haven’t found the right fit yet, but don’t give up. Here are a few additional ways to keep your mind sane and your spirits up while between jobs.
This is how you can tell when someone is lying on their resume
Ladders talked with Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume, to try to understand the motivation behind embellishing on your resume and how you can tell when someone is.
How to address an employment gap in your resume
You made it to the interview, but you know there's a glaring employment gap on your resume. Here's how to talk about it the right way.
The Do’s and Don’ts for writing your first post-grad resume
As a post-grad, it can often feel like the whole world is at your fingertips, but you have no clue where to start the career search. To help you set yourself up well as you kick off the beginning of your career, we’re tackling the first and greatest hurdle you might face: writing your resume.
How do I use the right keywords on my resume?
On a resume, lead with your skills because, in the crowded, competitive world of online job applications, your skill set matters above all. Somewhere, a robot is waiting to call your name.
What we can learn from Meghan Markle … about updating a resume
We are only a few days away from The Royal Wedding there is so much information out there about anything and everything having to do with the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. From her dress to the food being served at the wedding to the flowers in her bouquet but we want to focus on something really sexy: how Markle will be updating her resume as she transitions from being an actress to an official Royal person. This is what everyone has been dying to know!
7 of the most common mistakes recruiters make
If you do it correctly, executive recruiting can be a rewarding job. You get to work with interesting people, immerse yourself in diverse professions, and bring people together in a way that might not have been possible without you. But if you do the job incorrectly, it can become a constant battle against your bad habits.
How to “clean up” your social media presence before a job search
Let’s take a look at what you can do to prep your social media profiles for a job search, which might entail a background check or a critical look at your online reputation.
If your resume shows any of these 7 things, it may cost you a job
While 75% of millennials think "job hopping" looks good, new numbers show that this may not be the case for tech employees. New research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology found that "frequent job hopping" was the most frowned upon thing among CIOs evaluating job candidates.
This magic bullet email can land you a job
Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.
These are the 25 magic resume words that will land you the job: Ladders 2018 Resume Guide
Finding enough different verbs to say “I did it” in a clever way is often a struggle for professionals writing their resumes. It's important that every bullet point in your resume include a success verb, not just an active verb. Here's what they are. From the Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.
This is the single biggest mistake you’re making with your resume: Ladders 2018 Resume Guide
If there’s one trick to getting your resume right, it’s understanding that your resume is not about you. This is the biggest resume mistake, and how to get your resume template right. From the Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.
Ladders 2018 Resume Guide
Ladders 2018 Resume Guide provides resume help, best practices and expert advice for how to write a resume, professional resume templates, resume formats and layouts, and effective resume writing advice for fast-rising and mid-career professionals.
Don’t mess up these words on your resume
These are words people commonly mess up at work. Don't let it happen to you, if you want to be considered a consummate professional.
6 keys to declutter your resume right now
Common wisdom tells us to limit all the important information on our resume to a single page, with just the highlights. Here's how to do it right.
This CEO believes resumes are becoming obsolete — here’s why
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, believes that the key to finding strong talent isn’t looking at more resumes — it’s about looking in non-traditional places.