Lisa Vaas

Lisa Vaas

Lisa Vaas

Lisa Vaas covers resume writing techniques and the technology behind the job search for Ladders.

Articles by Lisa Vaas

How to Proofread Your Resume

Should you proofread your resume backwards?

Make Your Resume Answer Someone’s Prayers

Show you understand the employer's needs and embody the solution.

The 24-step Modern Resume

Resume Checklist: Follow these best practices to ensure your resume gets through the spam filter, applicant tracking system, and to the recruiters and hiring managers.

How To Write a Great Cover Letter

Skip the "Dear Sir or Madam” and zero in on exactly how you’re going to solve whatever problems the hiring company has.

How full-time parents can reclaim a full-time job

You don't have to be paid for your efforts to list them as work experience on your resume.

13 ways your resume can say ‘I’m unprofessional’

Hiring pros share the faux pas they find in real resumes, including wacky e-mail addresses, defunct phone numbers and cookie-cutter templates.

Employment Background Checks: Know Your Rights

You’re likely to face a background check on your job search, but there are limits, and you have some options.

Getting to the Point Gets the Job

The resume of a Ph.

What Employers Really Think About Functional Resumes

Don't think you can hide anything; HR veterans know all the tricks for cloaking employment gaps or skimpy experience.

An Introvert’s Guide to Resume Self-Promotion

How to get over your humbleness and bring on the brag.