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How to Write the Perfect Entry Level Resume

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | March 13, 2017

Updated: February 2021 If you’re fresh out of high school or college and looking for an entry level job, it’s important to know that the job market is quite competitive. Companies are overwhelmed with entry level applicants who are convinced they are the right ones for a position. Since you will be competing with hundreds of other …


How to Get Your Money’s Worth When Hiring a Resume Writer

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | February 13, 2017

Updated: January 2021 If resume writing is a daunting prospect for you, you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve tapped into your savings before and you were disappointed with the results. Or you tried using a deal from Groupon at one of the larger resume mills and you felt the writer wasn’t listening to you. The point …


Executive Resume Trends in 2021

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | January 10, 2017

Updated: January 2021 The executive job market is competitive. This means your resume has to be equally competitive if it’s gong to stand out from the crowd. In this blog post we will share how the executive application process has changed and how you can adapt with some simple resume trends.  As an accomplished executive, …


11 of the Most Common Cover Letter Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By Becky Felix | October 4, 2016

Updated: January 2021 Writing a cover letter that captures hiring manager attention, is truly a science. Knowing what information to include as well as where and how is important. However it’s equally as important to know what NOT to do when writing your cover letter. In this blog post we’ll share the top 11 most …


Cover Letter Example and Step by Step Writing Guide

By Noelle | September 28, 2016

Updated: January 2021 Having a great cover letter to complement your resume is a critical part of applying for jobs. If written correctly, it has the power to entice the hiring manager and position you as the best person for the job. Cover letters are also a great way to highlight important career information. This …


How to Write a Cover Letter Using the Latest Trends

By Becky Felix | September 23, 2016

Updated December 2020 The cover letter is an essential part of a strong job application but many job seekers fail to get it right. In this blog post I’ll share the latest tips and trends for creating an attractive cover letter. I’ll also share all of the necessary cover letter parts.   Is a cover …


How to Start a Workforce Reentry Job Search

By Becky Felix | July 25, 2016

Workforce re-entry can be very intimidating especially if you’ve been out of the workforce for a while. To top it off, you know the job search has changed drastically since the last time you searched for work. In this blog post, we will share how to start your re-entry job search as well as tips …


How to Choose the Best Resume Format: Functional vs Chronological

By Becky Felix | July 18, 2016

Updated: December 2020 Your resume can make or break your chances of landing an interview. Therefore it’s important to get your resume right. There are 3 different types of resume formatting strategies. So how do you choose the right one for you? In this blog post we will explain the 3 most commonly used resume …

How to Turn Resume Gaps into Selling Points

By Noelle | June 21, 2016

Reentering the workforce after a long absence can prove challenging but it’s not impossible. Since employers are most interested in someone with fresh experience, who can do the job, one of the greatest challenges with career reentry will be to account for resume gaps. Try these tips for overcoming resume gaps and getting back into …