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Resume-building tips ? Language (Part I)

September 22, 2016

Earlier we shared with you some of our favorite interview tips. We'd now like to take a step back and discuss how to write that winning resume which can help you land your next interview. Regardless of whether you're just starting your career or you've grown into a seasoned professional, the importance of having a well-written resume with good grammar, proper punctuation, correct spelling and appropriate capitalization can never be emphasized enough. For starters, make sure you:1. Write in active voiceWhen you write in the active voice, you create action and energy in your resume instead of using a dry, passive statement. For example:A data integration system was successfully implemented by my team. ? Not recommendedI spearheaded the successful implementation of a data integration system. ? Recommended2. Avoid using unnecessary adjectives and adverbsIndiscriminate usage of adjectives ... View Post

Resume building tips - Language (Part II)

November 18, 2016

This is the second and final part of our series on how to write a better resume. Our previous blog discussed using correct punctuation and the active voice, as well as not using adjectives and adverbs indiscriminately. In this post, we present some more basic, but oft ignored, tips for good resume writing.4. Spell correctly and use the right wordsFewer things are more annoying to a hiring manager than a resume littered with misspellings and grammatical and punctuation errors. Take a look at the ... View Post