The Career Coach is In

Archive: Resumes

Cover letters that work

The right cover letter can be the key to getting a potential employer to look at your resume and then you.

By Marshall Brown | October 13, 2010; 06:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Your objective is the job

There is no reason to list an objective on your resume. Employers know your objective is getting a position.

By Marshall Brown | August 24, 2010; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Master the electronic resume

In today's job market, you have to be able to connect with employers via the Internet.

By Marshall Brown | July 26, 2010; 08:51 AM ET | Comments (1)

Update your resume to stand out

Using a step-by-step approach to update your resume can ensure that you produce the best tool to help you on a job search.

By Karen Chopra | July 7, 2010; 05:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Disguising a lack of experience

Volunteer experience and summer jobs can be used to bolster a resume.

By Karen Chopra | June 24, 2010; 06:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Sure-fire resume tips

If you resume is done just right, it's more likely to get read--and itsn't that the point?

By Karen Chopra | June 1, 2010; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (2)

Beware of paid online resumes

An online resume can be a job-searching tool, but only if you have a plan for using it.

By Karen Chopra | May 26, 2010; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

An outdated clearance may help

Go ahead and list that old security clearance--it helps inspire confidence that you can be cleared again.

By Karen Chopra | April 12, 2010; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Making an irrelevant degree shine

When the degree doesn't match the job description, the summary section of the resume can help.

By Karen Chopra | March 17, 2010; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

The resume is just the first step

Sending out a resume is just the first step in the campaign to get an interview.

By Karen Chopra | March 15, 2010; 05:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Summer job vs. internship

Summer jobs and internships both contribute to a solid post-college resume.

By Karen Chopra | March 10, 2010; 06:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hiding "too much" experience

Make the depth, not the length, of your experience stand out on the resume.

By Karen Chopra | February 26, 2010; 06:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sorting out resume advice

It's your resume, so take the advice that makes the most sense to you and stop obsessing.

By Karen Chopra | February 10, 2010; 04:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

CV versus Resume

What do they want when they ask for a CV?

By Karen Chopra | January 28, 2010; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

No blue ink on a resume

Resumes are supposed to look professional, not creative.

By Karen Chopra | January 20, 2010; 07:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winning resumes: chronological

Good resumes list experience in reverse chronological order. We'll pause for howls from functional format lovers.

By Karen Chopra | November 10, 2009; 01:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Resume basics: two pages max

Two pages is the ideal foundation for a strong resume.

By Karen Chopra | November 9, 2009; 04:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company