resume development

The Pernickety Resume

Pernickety Per*snick"et*y, a. 1. pernickety adj : Finicky or fussy; demanding excessive attention to petty details or niceties; unduly particular; characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details;   Nothing screams "I am unnaturally obsessed...

You don’t know, what you don’t know

One of my job search advisory tweets sent out today (follow me @GayleHoward) received an interesting reply. You'll see the screen image of it here, where I advised jobseekers not to get too concerned with making the first draft of a resume perfect, but instead work to...

The Frankenstein Factor: The Resume Monster Mash

The Frankenstein Factor: The Resume Monster Mash

Let's face it. Frankenstein's monster wasn't too pretty, nor was he effective. Resumes often suffer the same fate. It's clear that the monster's maker Dr Frankenstein, was better at sourcing and finding spare parts than overseeing the quality of the final product....

Resume Weasel Words

Hands-up if you use weasel words in your resume. Weasel words, (thanks to my friend and colleague Karalyn Brown of Interview IQ who coined the term and shares my distaste) are namby-pamby, wishy-washy, nothing words and phrases. Yes, they can be jargonistic terms that...

Top 3 Resume Essentials

This week, a question from my inbox: "What do you see as the top three resume essentials?" 1. Achievements. Intellectually, most people now know that achievements are important in a resume and that just providing a dry list of job responsibilities isn't going to build...