We’re only in the second week of the new year, so this is a great time to talk about resume rules for 2017. This time last year, readers talked about whether or not they apply to jobs when they don’t meet all the requirements (also see our imposter syndrome post), and a few years ago Kat … Read More about 6 Resume Rules for 2017 That You May Not Know About
Here’s a question, ladies: do you apply for a job if you don’t meet the listed job requirements? For those of you who do, is there a general number of percentage that you use as a goal (“if I meet at least 50% of the requirements, I’ll apply!”)? For those of you who’ve already gone ahead and … Read More about Do You Still Apply When You Don’t Meet the Job Requirements?
All right, ladies, let’s hear it: what are your best tips and tricks for keeping your resume updated? I’ve read a lot about checking for typos (vital!!!), using action words, and targeting your resume for the job you’re applying for (some say you should even use keywords from the job description itself!). My one resume “trick” … Read More about The Easiest Ways to Keep Your Resume Updated
How do you indicate a sabbatical or other gap on your resume, whether to smell flowers, travel, write, or more? Reader M wrote in, wondering: So: any recommendations for indicating a sabbatical/career break on the resume? I am taking this time to volunteer (and travel some, but will emphasize volunteering) and I am proud of … Read More about How to Indicate a Sabbatical on Your Resume
Reader C has a great question about thank yous to your references… I’m anxiously awaiting a few job offers–and am wondering if a $100 gift card to a delicious local restaurant is an appropriate thank you for each of my references? (The potential offers are for healthcare-related opportunities–hospital positions and consulting gigs.) What have you … Read More about How to Thank Your References
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on Greek affiliations and your resume — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent resume advice, including the 6 resume rules for 2017. (If you’re looking for on-campus interview tips and resources we’ve rounded up all of our best advice here.) … Read More about Greek Affiliations and Your Resume
2017 Update: We still love this discussion of how to get your resume noticed — but you may want to check out some of our more recent advice on resumes, including 6 resume rules for 2017. How can you get your resume noticed? We have another emergency e-mail, this time from reader M, who wonders … Read More about Emergency Reader E-mail: How to Get Your Resume Noticed