resume development

When procrastination strikes: writing your resume

When procrastination strikes: writing your resume

In 2013, Tim Minchin presented to the University of Western Australia. You can see the speech here later. It's fabulous and funny but this advice, I scribbled on a note and stuck it to my screen to remind me daily. He said: So I advocate passionate dedication to the...

Resume words that make you cringe

Resume words that make you cringe

What do the words: Enthusiastic, team player, reliable, dynamic and motivated have in common? Or the phrase: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills? Answer: They're all clichés that have managed to end up on most people's resumes worldwide. And they are...

Is my resume any good?

Is my resume any good?

Every day I'm asked, "Is my resume any good? Will my resume get me an interview?" Just such an email arrived today from "John" so I took a peek. The resume was ok. Perfectly adequate. No formatting to speak of, no colour, no branding, but it was neatly presented....

The Road to Hell is Paved with Adverbs

"The road to hell is paved with adverbs," said author Stephen King in his book, On Writing. If you've ever read one of Stephen King's books, you'll know the experience is a little like riding a roller-coaster. His energetic style helps his story to be told without...