resume writing 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.

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.

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.

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.

Some Hard Truths about Searching for a Job

August 24, 2017

“Could you take a quick look at my resume and tell me what you think?” If we had a dollar for every time we’ve been.

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.

The Objective Brag: Showing resume strength and confidence without sounding cocky

June 29, 2017

“I don’t know what I can put on my resume without sounding cocky.” The voice on the other end of the call belonged to a.

You Might Need a Professional Resume Writer If…

June 15, 2017

When you’re searching for a job, your resume is the most important marketing tool you will employ. In fact, most recruiters or hiring managers rely.

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.

Why Solopreneurs Still Need a Resume

August 11, 2016

Everyone seems to be fleeing their corporate jobs and going solo these days. Does that mean you can ditch your resume? Definitely not! Whether you’re.

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.

Pre-Interview Tips for College Grads

June 30, 2016

Googling a list of common interview questions shouldn’t be the only thing you do to prepare for an interview. There’s a lot more to it:.

How to Pump Yourself Up for A Job Interview

May 31, 2016

YEAH – you finally got the call! They want you, they really want you – of course they do! The job interview date is on.