How to Write a Good Resume Objective

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The summary, or objective is an optional resume section. There are some differing thoughts on the objective on a resume. Some think it’s outdated and some that it’s unnecessary. But a well-crafted objective that focuses on your skills and objectives can make your resume stand out.

There is one occasion when you’ll definitely want to consider using an objective:

  • When you’re making a career change, and you want to explain that you’re making a change and why your skills align ...
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[Video] 7 Resume Dos and Don’ts

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  1. Do: Include approximately 5 bullets under each job showing your responsibilities. The bullets should also include your role in any projects, the tools/technology you worked with and any achievements.
    Don’t use the same responsibilities for each job.
  1. Do: According to Monster.com you should keep your resume at 1-3 pages max. I agree with this! You want to hold the audiences’ attention.
    Don’t: If your employment does not fit on three pages, then ...
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We Polled Our Recruiters: The Top Resume Red Flags to Avoid

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The purpose of your resume is not to get the job. It is to make the recruiter or hiring manager interested enough to want to schedule an initial interview. You get one chance, and about 5-10 seconds at most to make a good first impression with your resume. To better understand what will make your resume immediately stand out, we polled our recruiters here at iMPact Business Group to find out and they indicated below the various ...

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Proofreading Your Resume: Mistakes to Avoid

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As discussed in our “How Often Should a Resume be Updated?” we explained that your resume is a marketing tool to show your strengths and skills to potential employers. It is typically the first impression you make, so you want to make sure your resume is as polished and professional as it can be. Unfortunately, there are a number of resume mistakes that tend to trip up even the most diligent of writers. ...

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Resume Tips – How to Stand Out

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Over the past several months I have had friends and family members ask for assistance on putting together a resume. Since there are so many conflicting recommendations out there, I wanted to put my suggestions together for you. When applying for a job, this may be your only chance to make a good first impression, so having the right information in the right spot is critical. Here are some tips that will help your resume stand out.

Before ...

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