resume tips

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.

The Dos and Don’ts of References

March 8, 2019

It’s a tale as old as resume-writing time: you start by writing an award-winning resume and wrap it up in a nice package by slapping.

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.

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.

Fatal Mistakes Job Interviewers Make Without Realizing It

June 8, 2017

You’ve found the perfect job opening. It’s one you’re really passionate about, and you want everything to go well in the interview. Still, you’re nervous.

OK, What Exactly Are Soft Skills?

May 18, 2017

Soft skills are synonymous with “people skills.” The term describes those personal attributes that indicate a high level of emotional intelligence. Unlike hard skills, which.

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.

A Resume Guide for Senior-Level Professionals

April 3, 2017

You’ve risen through the ranks. You started with internships and entry-level scutwork, made your mark as an individual contributor, and now you’re finding yourself in.

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.

How to Get Past the Resume Rejection Pile

February 9, 2017

This blog post is a continuance of “9 Reasons Your Resume Gets Rejected,” so check it out before you read further! For a recruiter, the.

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.

Getting Hired in a Digital World

November 7, 2016

Social media is and will continue to be the future for job seekers and recruiters, whether we like it or not! The fact is, 94%.

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.

Pink Resumes and Candy Wrappers

October 5, 2016

Job applicants have used everything from Vine videos to infographics to candy wrappers to replace the standard resume. Unfortunately, they’re also a great way to.

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 Importance of References

July 14, 2016

When it comes to searching for a job, there are two things you already know: Have your resume ready and brush up on your interview.

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.

New Eyes, New Rules for Your Resume

May 19, 2016

When you click the ‘submit application’ button to send your resume, have you ever considered that it might not land in front of human eyes?.

Tips for Serving the Best Resume

May 6, 2016

Headhunters match resumes to open job opportunities much like we match food cravings to a restaurant menu – when you glance over it, there’s either.