Resume Writing Tips

Resume writing. It is the task that job seekers agonize over. Does your resume stand out? Is it memorable? Will it help you land the job you dream about?

If you are in the job market, you probably know the feeling of excitedly sending your resume in response to a job opportunity that you know is perfect for you. But then…nothing. Just crickets. So you repeat this exercise with the next job opening…again crickets.

Before you know it, you’ve sent dozens like this. And you just wait and wait. Your confidence takes a nosedive and disappointment settles in the pit of your stomach. You start scouring the internet, searching for resume writing tips that will help you understand where you went wrong.

If any of this sounds familiar to you, the resume writing tips on our blog will help you transform and improve your resume! You literally have less than 10 seconds to capture a hiring manager’s attention with your resume.

The articles on this blog will help you:

  • understand current resume writing trends and best practices,
  • learn to quantify your value and make your experience shine,
  • tell your story in a compelling format that maps to employers’ needs, and
  • redesign your resume into a modern and eye-catching format.

But, when you are ready to take it to the next level, our best advice is to work with a professional resume writer in a top-notch firm like Distinctive Career Services. We can help you transform your ordinary resume into an extraordinary, attention-drabbing, interview-generating masterpiece. Book a free Discovery Consultation with us, to learn more.

Resume Objectives: Don’t Make This Critical Mistake

OBJECTIVE: A professional position with opportunities for advancement that will allow me to use the full range of my qualifications. Wow! Could you imagine a resume objective that could be any less specific? But, as a professional resume writer, I can tell you

2024-04-19T00:09:58+00:00July 28th, 2022|Resume Writing Tips|

Age On Your Resume: How to Avoid Age Discrimination

How should you handle the issue of age on your resume? "Should I reveal it or not?" "I've been told that my resume should only include the last ten years of my work experience. Is this true?" "My resume includes experience from 18 years

How To Write a Freelancer Resume (+ Example Resumes & Templates)

Are you self-employed and work in the gig economy (or want to work in the gig economy) as a freelancer, contractor, or management consultant? If your answer is yes, you have probably wondered about how to write a freelancer resume and how to include

2024-04-19T00:53:11+00:00July 11th, 2022|Resume Writing Tips|

How To Write a Resume with No Experience (plus Examples & Pro Tips)

You've never had a resume before. And you have no experience to put on your resume. At least, it seems that way. Maybe you are one of the approximately one million high school graduates this year who decided to enter the U.S. workforce rather

2024-04-19T01:00:14+00:00July 2nd, 2022|Resume Writing Tips|

4 Expert Tips to Modernize Your Resume for Our Busy, Distracted World

Resumes have changed! In truth, resume styles and trends are constantly changing. But this change is really noticeable when comparing a professionally written resume from ten years ago to a modern resume written professionally in the past few years. If you are a

2024-04-23T08:49:27+00:00June 20th, 2022|Resume Writing Tips|

How To Write a Resume with No Degree: Expert Tips & Examples

If you are an experienced professional worrying that you don’t have a college degree to include on your resume, you aren’t alone. Questions about how our resume writing team would approach writing a resume with no degree are some of the more common inquiries

2024-04-19T01:03:10+00:00June 13th, 2022|Resume Writing Tips|

The Definitive List of 305+ Transferable Skills for Your Resume & Examples of How To Include Them

While most job seekers know, in theory, that transferable skills are important to cultivate and include on their resume, many don’t fully understand what transferable skills are or how to identify their own transferable skills. Your professional skill set is key when writing

2023-10-23T17:10:14+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Job Search Advice, Resume Writing Tips|

How To Write a Career Change Resume: 6 Expert Tips & Examples

If you are thinking about making a career change to a new profession, one of the most challenging things you will need to do is write a career change resume. Without a doubt, even for professional resume writers, career change resumes are among the

2024-04-19T01:06:01+00:00May 18th, 2022|Personal Marketing, Resume Writing Tips|

How To Quantify Resume Accomplishments: Easy Formulas

Including accomplishments in your resume is one of the most important improvements you can make when updating your resume. But, resume accomplishments alone are not enough. To be really effective, your resume achievements should go one step further and emphasize the results of your

2024-04-19T01:11:04+00:00February 23rd, 2022|Resume Writing Tips|
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