Dear Lifehacker, Much of your advice around resumes is all about getting you in the door — past the auto-screeners and the six second glances. But what if I'm already in the door? I'm being referred for a job, and I'm wondering if you've got any advice for this situation. I figure they'll spend a bit longer looking at it since they're giving me an interview.
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Dear Lifehacker, I'm currently undertaking an internship within the accounting industry. Generally, these are named "vacation" programs in Australia. I'm wondering how I should describe this role on my resume? ('Vacationer', 'intern' or 'summer analyst'?) I'm considering applying for positions in other industries as well as overseas. Any thoughts?
Not only is your resume essentially your career summed up on one page, it's also your ticket to your next awesome opportunity. So, yeah, it's kind of a big deal. With that in mind, it's a good idea to have an extra set of eyes look over it to make sure it's in tip-top shape before you use it for anything.
Dear Lifehacker, A company that I'd love to work for has two positions open — one I'm underqualified for and the other I'm overqualified for. I'd obviously prefer the higher paying position but am keen to join the company in any role. What's the best way to apply for both positions without damaging my chances at either?
Your dream job just got posted, and you're super excited. There's just one problem: You literally have zero relevant work experience. Whether you're a career changer or a new grad with no internships under your belt, what can you actually put on your resume that makes you look as qualified as possible?
Dear Lifehacker, I've nearly finished my university degree in engineering, so keeping my LinkedIn up to date is of course crucial. But I wonder, how skilled should I be to list a skill on LinkedIn? For example, when it comes to renewable energy, I know more than the average person. But when compared to people working in the industry, I probably don't not that much! So what shouldn't I include on my profile?
We recently noted that Helvetica is a sensible font choice for your resume. Now here's a font you definitely shouldn't use: Times New Roman.
Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: what are you least proud of on your resume?.