Powerful Words to Put on Your Resume (U.S. News)
"Employers and their software aren’t scanning for 'managed'' and 'assisted.' They’re looking for skills, certifications, degrees, job titles, names of products or services, names of processes, names of hardware and software, company names, names of professional or trade organizations, or names of schools."
Seven Things to Leave off Your Resume (U.S. News)
"What you omit from your resume can be just as important as what you include. Here are seven things to leave off:"
"Your photo. Seriously. Stop. It's unprofessional and makes you look naive. Interestingly, more men do this than women. What is this about? (If anyone knows, please tell me. It freaks me out.)"
"Subjective descriptions. Your resume is for experience and accomplishments only. It's not the place for subjective traits, like "great leadership skills" or "creative innovator." I ignore anything subjective that an applicant writes about herself, because so many people's self-assessments are wildly inaccurate and I don't yet know enough about the candidate to have any idea if hers is reliable or not." Key Words: interview, interviewing, job interviews 05-09
Teen Resume Sample (Family Education Network)
Provides a sample resume for a teen looking for a job.
The Impact of Your Name (ABC News)
"Since the content of the resumes was identical, it would make sense that they'd get the same attention. However, the resumes with the white-sounding names were actually downloaded 17 percent more often by job recruiters than the resumes with black-sounding names."
Words to Leave off of Your Resume Name (U.S. News)
"Here’s why you should avoid them: They’re vague. They make your resume look like everyone else’s. They’re probably not among the keywords employers search for. They take up space on your resume that could be used for strong, concrete, specific examples of what you’ve accomplished, the work you’ve produced, and how hiring you would benefit your potential employer. Buzzwords are tired and overused, clichés that have lost their meaning over time."
"Most importantly, every buzzword is a lost opportunity."
Writing a CV Resume (Jackson and Jackson)
Provides options in writing a resume.
- Resume and Job Search Workshops Online (Career Center - Pontow)