Resume & Cover Letters

by Ming Han

What is a Resume?
A resume is your identification which allows the employer to check your suitability for the offered position. It has to be persuasive enough that the employer will call you for an interview. Thus, all the information in it must be relevant to the employer's needs. When writing a resume, always think of it from the...

Last Modified : Thu, 22/01/2015

By Debra Auerbach

One of the most common pieces of job-seeker advice we give on The Work Buzz blog is to personalize application materials as much as possible. This includes the addressing of your...

Last Modified : Tue, 16/10/2012

By Beth Hering

Employers nowadays are generally so overwhelmed with applications for a position that they can't devote much time to each potential candidate. How can your résumé spark their interest enough to garner more than...

Last Modified : Mon, 18/07/2011

By Beth Braccio Hering

"Generic hyperbole belongs on cereal boxes, not on résumés," says Duncan Mathison, a career consultant and co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough." "If it does not pass the 'So what, anybody can make that claim' test, leave it off."

Instead of being another candidate professing to be a "hard worker," revitalize your application with a little seek-and-replace exercise. Scan...

Last Modified : Mon, 18/07/2011