Posts from the ‘Résumé Teardown’ category

What a Young Professional Resume Should Look Like

Can you sew or repair a button? If you answered “No”, you might be a millennial. A survey from the University of Missouri finds baby boomers are much better…

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7 Biggest Resume Formatting Mistakes

A resume is your first, and usually only, opportunity to get your foot in the door for a job interview. Human Resources Managers have very little…

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How to Make Your College Experience Resume-Worthy

In college, I was the girl who loved class lectures and studying for exams. I didn’t discriminate, either. I developed a school-girl crush on at least one…

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How to Match Your Résumé to a Job Description

You’re a resume pro. Three impressive internships, a volunteer position, and extensive academic projects made you an entry level expert in your field. But, getting that first…

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Does Your Résumé Have Style AND Substance?

First date: your heart races, you find yourself sweating even though you’re in a heavily air-conditioned restaurant, and sometimes you struggle to remember your own name.…

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You’ve Got 6 Seconds to Tell Your Story on Your Résumé—Make ‘Em Count!

We get it—you’re a super complex person, full of nuance and subtlety, and there’s no way that all that can be distilled into a single page…

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What Employers Are Looking For On Your PR Résumé

Welcome to the résumé teardown! In this installment, we’re looking at a cover letter and résumé for a real entry-level Public Relations applicant who we’ve nicknamed…

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Does Your Résumé Piss Off Hiring Managers?

Welcome to the Résumé Teardown! In this installment, we’ll be looking at a real résumé from an applicant we’ve nicknamed “Pro Grammer.” The critique here is…

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Forget About Academics! Front-End Developer Résumé Teardown

Welcome to the résumé teardown! In this installment, we’re looking at a cover letter and résumé for a real entry-level front-end developer applicant who we’ve nicknamed…

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