There is an old adage about writing that goes something like “show, don’t tell.” The idea is that good writing shows what the author wants to communicate, and through showing lets the point communicate itself. Bad writing tells the reader things. Writing resumes is the same way. You don’t want to say what you are. That is telling. You want to say what you did, which is showing. There’s a big difference. The job search is all a numbers game after all.
While a resume gives you a complete introduction to the potential employer, a cover letter adds that personal touch that makes you stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Here are five tips sure to help you open the door to more job interviews…
You fought your way through that brutal final stretch run of exams, review sessions, and all-nighters in the library. You can finally say you are a college graduate!
But during all that time spent trying to make sure you got your diploma, did you make sure to spend some time making sure you were employable?
How do you fill up a resume with quality content when you lack relevant experience?
This is the time of year when even the worst procrastinators among college students start working on their resumes in earnest. After all, there are still summer jobs and internships at stake…
Utilizing creative cover letters can be tricky. They’re tricky because they have no real rules (like the Wild West of the Career World).
A lot of people, especially recent graduates, often feel tempted to write unique cover letters to show off their personality…
When drafting a resume, the one piece of paper that’s going to convince someone to give you a job based on your concrete accomplishments, what should you do instead of writing a paragraph of adjectives to describe what you did in a convincing way?
Get rid of all that and quantify accomplishments with numbers.