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Should You Include a Soft Skills Resume Section?

Before focusing my business solely on soft skills solutions for companies and organizations, I offered resume writing services and worked with hundreds of individual job seekers. I created a soft skills resume section for my clients who received excellent feedback from employers and began landing interviews and job offers. Of […]

Resume Sections: What You Need and Where You Need Them

Good resume design is all about ensuring that your most important skills, experience, and qualifications are easily understood by a recruiter or hiring manager. These days, that means your resume sections must make it easy for both human readers and the applicant tracking systems (ATS) they use. In order to do […]

Resume Accomplishments: A Resume Writer’s Take on Standing Out

As a resume writer, I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the importance of resume accomplishments throughout your job search. Accomplishments are the most potent element to set yourself apart in writing. It’s that simple. And they’re also very useful during job interviews. Most resumes are filled with roles and […]

How to Find a Headhunter (and Other Executive Recruiting Myths)

Do headhunters still exist? That depends on which headhunter, executive recruiter, or HR professional you talk to. “Headhunter” is out-of-date slang for search and recruiting professionals who work outside a hiring organization to find talent says, Maureen E. O’Malley Rehfuss, SPHR, SHRM-SPC, Owner and President of Career Partners International Twin […]

How to Write a Resume Summary Statement

What is a Resume Summary Statement? A resume summary statement is a short paragraph at the beginning of a resume that highlights a job seeker’s professional skills and experience. It gives hiring managers a glimpse into the job seeker’s expertise before diving into their resume. The goal of a summary […]

Resume Objective Statements: FAQ, How-To, and Examples

A resume objective statement is one of two types of introductory statements often included at the top of a resume. It is the lesser-used option these days, second to a summary statement (more about summary statements later), due to its many notable pitfalls. However, at the right place and time, […]

Resume Objective Statements: FAQ, How-To, and Examples

A resume objective statement is one of two types of introductory statements often included at the top of a resume. It is the lesser-used option these days, second to a summary statement (more about summary statements later), due to its many notable pitfalls. However, at the right place and time, […]

Noelle Gross: 3 Ways the Executive Job Search is Changing

After spending years ascending the corporate ladder and building your professional reputation, the last thing you expect to find at the top is a difficult executive job search. The unfortunate truth is that at the highest level, the job market is smaller, the competition is fierce, and the search for […]

6 Ways Career Coaches are Adding Value with Jobscan

Career coaches and employment specialists have been using Jobscan’s resume and LinkedIn optimization tools for years to supplement their coaching and provide more value to their clients. We reached out to five coaches and specialists across North America to learn about the different ways they’re using Jobscan, whether it be […]