Frequently Asked Questions
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Resume Writing Tips
Craft a targeted resume that includes strategic keywords to articulate the education, experience and skills addressing the specific requirements and
qualifications that are listed in the job postings. Because many of today's employers utilize resume scanning software that search for keywords in the
resume, simply listing your work history will not help you to grab the employers attention. An effective resume is one that is designed to show how
your experience directly relates to what the employer is looking for while using the using the words that the employer is likely to look for.
Your resume can actually look more visually impressive based upon the type of paper and font type that is used. Be sure to print your resume on a
quality paper (we recommend a 24lb paper), and most candidates will benefit from using an Ariel or Times New Roman font. Candidates in more
creative fields (ex: graphic designers, marketing, etc.) may want to use a wider range of font types and/or more color to express your creativity.
Chronological vs. Functional resume formats. Most resumes are written in a format that shows work experience from current or most recent position
backward in time. This is know as a chronological format. While most employers prefer to see a resume in a chronological format, some
candidates would actually benefit from using a functional format that allows you more flexibility in displaying your experience and skills without
being forced to display that information in a chronological order. Candidates that have gaps in employment, current unemployment, or little to no
recent employment in the targeted field/occupation should consider the potential benefits of a functional format.