Guide to Effective Resumes and Cover Letters

In this section, find articles, videos, and resume examples to help you create an effective resume for a successful job search today in the new era of technology for recruiting.

read more
How to Write a Powerful Resume Summary (Examples)

Carson Kohler explains why we should replace the old-fashioned resume Objective with the newer Summary statement which is more effective and more modern than the Objective statement.

read more
How to Choose the Best Format for Your Resume

Susan Ireland, Job-Hunt’s Resumes Expert, describes the two main resume formats used today.

read more
Resume Sample: Older Job Seeker (50+) Looking Younger

Erin Kennedy, Job-Hunt’s Resumes Expert, illustrates the way an older job seeker can appear younger on their resume.

read more
Resume Sample: Mom Returning To Work, Making a Career Change

Erin Kennedy, Job-Hunt’s Resumes Expert, shows how a mom returning to work after 5 years with her child and changing careers can handle this challenge in her resume.

read more
How to Convert Your Resume into a Great LinkedIn Profile

Susan Ireland, Job-Hunt’s Resumes Expert, describes how to convert your master resume into your LinkedIn Profile.

read more
5 Tweaks to Your Resume to Change Industries

Martin Yate describes 5 tactics to implement, modifying your resume, that enable you to change industries more easily.

read more
Resume Sample: Executive Making a Career Change

Erin Kennedy, Job-Hunt’s Resumes Expert, shows how an executive is interested in making a career change. This is how he handles it on his resume.

read more
Executive Briefing Cover Letters

Martin Yate describes the Executive Briefing cover letter, which highlights your qualifications that meet the requirements of the job.

read more
Resume Sample: Unemployment Gaps

Erin Kennedy, Job-Hunt’s Resumes Expert, illustrates the way you can manage employment gaps on your resume even when unemployed.

read more
Are Cover Letters a Waste of Time?

Martin Yate explores the usefulness of cover letters to a successful job search.

read more
What Should Your Cover Letter Contain? (Template)

Martin Yate describes how to manage the 3 key components of a successful cover letter.

read more
Cover Letter Tips for IT Professionals

IT Job Search Expert Don Goodman offers excellent tips for creating an impactful IT professional’s cover letter that gets the resume read.

read more
What Recruiters Do NOT Want to Find on Your Resume

Recruiter Jeff Lipschultz answers this question: What does a recruiter NOT want to find on your resume?

read more
5 Ways to Fill Employment or Career Gaps

Recruiter Jeff Lipschultz suggests 5 good options for filling that gap between jobs, particularly important if you have been unemployed for a long term.

read more
Optimize Your Resume to Be Found by Recruiters

3 key ares to focus your keyword research and usage to improve your resumes’ searchability (Resume SEO) which increases your chances of being found in a resume database search.

read more
Guide to Successful Job Search for Job Seekers Over 50

Articles and information about job search for job seekers who are over 50 including the Baby Boomer generation.

read more
Stay-at-Home Mom Resume Examples and Tips

Making your resume successfully support the transition from stay-at-home mom to working mother can be done. Here’s how…

read more
Effective Resumes for Boomers

Phyllis Mufson offers ways Boomers can make their resumes more effective.

read more
7 Deadly Resume Mistakes for New Grads to Avoid

Chandlee Bryan provides detailed how-to advice for sending effective email, like a top executive.

read more