Category Archives: Resume Tips

In your 40s, 50s, 60s and looking for work?


by Darlene Zambruski | August 14, 2012 In this new economy, many individuals who once believed they would work until retirement at their last company or in their chosen career are finding out reality is much different. You’re over 45, perhaps way over, and you’re faced with looking for work […]

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What’s New in Resumes?


by Darlene Zambruski | July 10, 2012 The popular answer to that question might be video resumes. News of them is travelling the Internet at the speed of light. Some claim you have to have one if you want to get noticed in the tsunami of candidates. Others insist video […]

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Resume Formats – do they really matter?


by Darlene Zambruski | July 3, 2012 The answer to that question is yes…and no. Allow me to explain. At ResumeEdge.com we have 15 formats for private sector resumes and 3 for federal resumes. Those designs for the private sector represent different styles, fonts and data organization. All are professional in appearance. Some […]

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The Functional Resume – Good or Bad Choice?


by Darlene Zambruski | April 10, 2012 I’ve had many clients who’ve asked whether using a functional resume is a good or a bad choice. Before I answer that question, it may help to know what a functional resume is: 1. It focuses more on a candidate’s skill, knowledge, abilities […]

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Who Knows Best – You or Your Resume Writer?


by Darlene Zambruski | April 17, 2012 As a professional who has written thousands of resumes and dealt with thousands of clients, I’ve found the best results are obtained when a customer allows the professional to do what he or she does best. I’ve heard of clients who’ve hired resume […]

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“I Want My Resume to Pop”


by Darlene Zambruski | April 24, 2012 Having worked with clients for more than eleven years, I often hear them state that they want a ‘wow’ factor in their resume. They want it to ‘pop’. In questioning what they mean, candidates often say that they need their resume to stand out from […]

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Why it’s important to target each resume and cover letter


by Darlene Zambruski | May 1, 2012 On average, I see about 20 resumes a day from candidates who want to work for ResumeEdge. As the Managing Editor and hiring manager, I’m tasked with finding the best writers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened a cover letter […]

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When your past – or lack of it – comes back to haunt you


by Darlene Zambruski | May 8, 2012 Recently, there was an article about Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson padding his resume. (http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/07/living/resume-padding-scott-thompson/index.html?hpt=hp_c2) The article stated: “The discovery that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson does not have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science (he has a bachelor of science degree in […]

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Ageism – does it exist?


  by Darlene Zambruski | May 22, 2012 For many older job seekers finding a new position has been difficult, if not impossible. More than a few believe it’s because of age discrimination. The answer may not be that simple. Modern resumes don’t go all the way back to the […]

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How important are keywords in a resume?


by Darlene Zambruski | June 5, 2012 Keywords are probably one of the most important elements of your resume. That’s especially true in today’s poor job market. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304821304577436172660988042.html?mod=e2fb) details the use of software to screen out applicants for jobs. This screening software […]

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