resume tips and tricks

3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Resume Instantly

August 7, 2019

The good news is a recruiter wants to take a look at your resume. The bad news is she wants it by tomorrow, and you.

Questions from Redditors Part 3: Executive Drafts owner Jeremy Shreve answers some of Reddit’s resume FAQs

June 26, 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 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.

How to Negotiate a Gap in Your Career

May 1, 2019

There are lots of reasons that people have to take an employment hiatus—caring for a loved one, personal illness, getting laid off, staying at home.

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.

A Quick Post On Quick Fixes For Your Resume

February 1, 2018

Did you just stumble upon an opening for your dream job at your dream company? Is that job opening closing today?! Take a breather! Sending.

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.

Are You as Smart as Your Resume Implies?

September 21, 2017

It’s one thing to add a college, graduate program, or certificate on your resume, but if you have an engineering degree and you don’t know.

10 Things NOT to Put in Your Resume

August 10, 2017

Your resume is your first impression on a potential employer. A well-written document is a strictly objective and succinct recap of your professional.  Avoid turning.

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.

15 Secrets to Writing a Great Resume

October 28, 2016

Yikes, there’s a lot of resume advice floating around out there! Some good, some not so good and we understand it has to leave you.

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.

Objective Statements that Scream Me-Me-Me

November 20, 2015

There was a time when you used the “prime real estate” at the top of your resume to declare your objective. This was where you.

Why Do I Need a Resume While I’m in College?

September 8, 2015

I’m still in college – the world of work is years away so why do I need a resume? Because you do! With a well-constructed.

How to Land Your Dream Job with a Killer Resume

August 21, 2015

Mastering the skill of resume writing is harder than the average writer thinks! Your chance of landing an interview is much higher if you have.

The Perfect Resume

July 31, 2015

Long gone are the days of submitting an education and job history resume. The resumes of today are interactive and social and spring to life.

Tailoring Your Resume to Fit a Specific Job Ad

May 12, 2015

From clothing ads (based on your recent online shopping excursion) that get served up via Facebook to the Venti soy no-whip Frappuccino your ordered at.

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.