resumes

Why Writing Your Resume And Cover Letter Is So Hard

If you’ve ever applied for a job, you know how hard it is to write the perfect cover letter that will make you stand out above all the other applicants. It’s a competitive job market, and more often than not, career seekers find themselves face-to-face with blank computer screens in an attempt to pen that one short masterpiece.


Include Testimonials On Your Resume Instead Of References

We’ve told you to skip the phrase “references upon request” on your resume, but you still want others to sing your praise. Including testimonials on your resume lets you convey that you’re awesome.


How To Give Yourself A Career Tune-Up

There’s a point in every career where we get a little lax. We’re not engaged with our work, we don’t stay in touch with referees, or we forget to keep our resume up to date. Here’s how to give your career a tune-up and keep your professional life humming along smoothly.


LinkedIn's Resume Builder Makes A Resume From Your Profile

We’ve all used LinkedIn as an online resume, but a new feature creates a traditional paper resume for you by compiling information from your profile.


The Biggest Resume Mistakes, According To Google's Head Of HR

Laszlo Bock, senior VP of people operations at Google, has reviewed over 20,000 resumes in his career. These are the mistakes he sees over and over.


Send A 'Pain Letter' To Get Noticed By A Hiring Manager

If you’ve ever applied for a corporate job and had to go through an online application process, you know it can be rather impersonal, and you’ll lose the ability to stand out among applicants. Try sending a letter directly to the hiring manager telling them you understand their challenges.


Download 275 Free Resume Templates For Microsoft Word

A good resume can land you that job interview, so you want to stand out. If formatting a resume isn’t your thing, Hloom has 275 free Microsoft Word templates to download.


Ask LH: Should I Submit My Resume In Person?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m wondering: After seeing numerous articles about job interviews and such, it got me wondering. Would a business be much more eager to employ me if I were to hand in my resume and cover letter in person, or if i just applied through the internet? Would showing up in person demonstrate I actually have more drive and more interest in the job? I just wonder if I’d have better chances going into a workplace and applying.


The 15 Best And Worst Words To Use On Resumes According To Recruiters

Given how little time recruiters spend on a resume, you should use any edge available to stand out from the crowd. A recent survey of over 2000 human resource professionals highlights the best and worst words to use in your resume.


Be A 'Sharpshooter' When Applying For Jobs In Your Ideal Industry

Some industries, such as games development, are extremely difficult to get into without a lot of experience and a few completed projects under your belt. Entry-level roles are far and few between and when an opportunity does pop up, applicants are willing to try anything just to be in the industry, let alone their ideal job. While it might seem OK to go for unrelated positions, it can seriously compromise your chances in the future.