resume advice

Write for the Reader: How to Gain a Hiring Manager’s Perspective and Increase Your Value

April 10, 2019

I read many, many resumes each month, yet I’m still surprised how many people have trouble looking at things from the hiring manager’s point of.

The Top 5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting Callbacks

March 20, 2019

You’ve spent hours in all of your free time (insert eye roll here) trying to write a resume that *hopefully* communicates your skills and experience.

Some Of The Worst Words To Use On Your Resume

March 8, 2018

The purpose of a resume is to paint the best professional picture of yourself as possible in a relatively short amount of time. When people.

How To Write An Impactful Summary

February 14, 2018

At Executive Drafts, we are big fans of a short, narrative introduction of your skills by writing a small summary. The idea is to write.

The Simple Guide to a Simple Cover Letter

January 11, 2018

A cover letter is a one-page document that explains on a more personal level why you’re a suitable fit for any given job. While a.

PDF Resume or Word Resume?

November 16, 2017

Your resume is all ready to go. You’ve spent hours updating it, highlighting your transferable skills, quadruple checking the document for typos and now comes.

How Recruiters Review Resumes

October 25, 2017

Every job seeker sending in a resume to a potential employer wants to believe there’s actually someone on the receiving end that reads their entire.

How to Make a Recruiter Take Notice

October 18, 2017

Have you ever noticed how much information is out there about how to get your resume noticed? If not, believe us – there is an.

How to Create a “When Can You Start?” Resume

May 15, 2017

First impressions are still a big deal, so since your resume is your first introduction to a hiring manager, isn’t it imperative that it stands.

5 Simple Changes to Update Your Resume

March 7, 2017

Spring is almost here and you still haven’t updated your resume! If you’re still contemplating what needs to be changed, here are five simple things.

9 Reasons Your Resume Gets Rejected

February 7, 2017

Even though most job-seekers qualify to perform many different jobs, they still worry about their qualifications when it comes to job openings. Of course they.

Four Grammar Mistakes to Avoid in Your Resume

July 21, 2016

Writing well doesn’t have to be difficult but if you’ve ever written a cover letter or resume, you understand just how hard it is to.

People Who Lie On Their Resumes [Infographic]

July 7, 2016

No matter how qualified you are, applying for a job can be a daunting task. You might even be tempted to stretch the truth a.

What Employers Really Look for in a Resume

January 28, 2016

Unless you have a respectable resume, the chances of getting in the door for a job interview are pretty slim – even if you’re the.