Writing a Winning Cover Letter

In the job application process, the cover letter usually represents the first opportunity you have to communicate directly with a hiring organization.  Smart jobseekers take advantage of this opportunity to engage the hiring organization...

5 Things Your Cover Letter Must Cover

Your cover letter is your opportunity to, succinctly, tell the employer why you are the best fit for the job. Think of it in terms of a personal marketing piece that augments your resume....

Sample Resume: Accounting

Joe James 123, Main St Boston, MA 02109, (123)-456 7890. email@domain.com OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as an Accounting Assistant where extensive experience will be further developed and utilized. CAREER PROFILE: Detail-oriented, efficient and organized professional with extensive experience in accounting...

Cover Letter Basics

If you're banking on the assumption that no one is going to read your cover letter, that it's just going to get clipped behind your resume or discarded altogether, you're wrong. Your cover letter...

Sample Resume: Biotech & Pharmaceuticals

Steve Cooper 1234, Main Street, Boston, MA 02109 (123)-456 7890 email@domain.com EDUCATION : HARVARD UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES - Boston, MA Doctor of Philosophy, Virology - January 2001 Thesis: CD4-Independent Replication of a CCR5-Using HIV-1 Primary Isolate. CORNELL UNIVERSITY-...

Is Your Resume a Lie?

A resume is a marketing tool - it should showcase your experience and qualifications in the most succinct and relevant way possible. And that often means being selective in the kind of information that...

How to Pinpoint Accomplishments That Will Make Your Resume Shine

Terry Gallagher, president of Battalia Winston International, a New York-based executive search firm, says he places "three times as much value on results versus responsibilities on a resume." But while touting...

Sample Resume: Finance

Joe James 123 Main St Boston, MA 02109 (123)-456 7890. email@domain.com OBJECTIVE : Position as financial or investment advisor with a leading investment firm, specializing in the management of large corporate assets. CREDENTIALS : CFP, 199 NASD 6 And 7 NASD 63 EXPERIENCE : Financial...

What are Resume Keywords?

Keywords are specific words or phrases that job seekers use to search for jobs and employers use to find the right candidates. Keywords are used as search criteria in the same way you do...
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Creating a Stellar Resume

A good resume can be hard to find; just ask any hiring manager thumbing through stacks of them. To stand apart from the crowd in today's competitive employment market, financial professionals must submit a...

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