resume tips

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.

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.

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.

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.