resume do's and don'ts

10 Things Not to Put in Your CV (Infographic)

August 28, 2019

Our specialty might be helping our clients craft a resume that helps them stand out on paper, but we also spend a fair amount of.

How an Applicant Tracking System Reads Your Resume [Infographic]

June 25, 2019

Have you wondered how an applicant tracking system (ATS) works? Or how important it actually is? While ATS systems have been primarily used in tech-focused.

Questions from Redditors Part 2: Executive Drafts owner Jeremy Shreve answers some of Reddit’s resume FAQs

June 19, 2019

Here at Executive Drafts, we love engaging directly with people and providing high-value, completely free advice.  We are frequent contributors on Reddit, where we have.

Questions from Redditors Part 1: Executive Drafts owner Jeremy Shreve answers some of Reddit’s resume FAQs

June 13, 2019

Here at Executive Drafts, we love engaging directly with people and providing high-value, completely free advice.  We are frequent contributors on Reddit, where we have.

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.

9 Tips for Turning Your Military Performance Report Bullets into a Civilian Ready Resume

April 3, 2019

Whether you’ve been in the military for two years or twenty, translating your military work experience into recruiter-friendly language for the civilian world can be.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Navigating an Out-of-State Job Search

March 27, 2019

As a job candidate, you may have a surplus of reasons for seeking out-of-state employment. Perhaps you’re supporting your partner in their career growth, or.

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.

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.

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Rockin Resume

October 23, 2015

There is an art to writing a resume that won’t end up in the trash can! Here are some great tips presented in an infographic.

The Over 40 and Overqualified Job Seeker

July 24, 2015

There are a lot of unfounded beliefs for job seekers when it comes to landing employment – especially for those who are older and/or overqualified..

Don’t be Tempted by these 5 Resume Tricks

April 1, 2015

Disguising a spotty job history, avoiding showing your age, trying to get around resume-screening software are all things some people look at when putting together.