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.