How to write your human-voiced resume

How to write your human-voiced resume
You already know how to write a resume. You put your contact info at the top and then list your jobs in reverse chronological order, with your education at the end. Done! What’s the big deal? The big deal is that if you write your resume the way countless books and articles have instructed you ...

27 beautiful resume designs you’ll want to steal

27 beautiful resume designs you'll want to steal
Buzzfeed has collected a series of 27 resumes that add spice and flair to make these job applications stand out like no other. If you’re applying into a job in communications, graphic design, or web art, look no further than these funky resumes to give you some inspiration on how to get that resume to ...

The five deadliest resume mistakes (& how to fix them)

The five deadliest resume mistakes (& how to fix them)
“The biggest problem most job-seekers run into is that the rules for job search have changed dramatically in the past half-decade. People looking for jobs, whether they’re working or not, don’t know how to proceed. It used to be easy to get a new job. These days the process is a million times more complicated, ...

Five keys to demonstrating soft skills on your resume

Five keys to demonstrating soft skills on your resume
“Up until relatively recently, companies thought hiring based on hard skills would get them closer to their bottom line goals. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important. Today, soft skills – behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth – are considered ...

11 Resume Myths Busted

11 Resume Myths Busted
It’s time to bust some myths about the make-up of a good resume! See if you’ve heard any the advice below… Grade point average is a top consideration. Résumés should be one page. Achievements should be highlighted in a separate section. Résumés should have your entire work history. A PDF is better than a Microsoft ...

Your 9-step guide to finding a summer job

Your 9-step guide to finding a summer job
The summer job hunt is already well underway for many students. With exams finished and papers written (hurray!), it’s time to buckle down and start the search for that perfect summer job. Below is a 9-step guide to help you find and secure your 2014 summer job. Target your search. No longer are we in ...

Don’t make these 7 mistakes on your professional resume

Don't make these 7 mistakes on your professional resume
It’s easy – whether your starting off in your career or are much later in your career – to make your professional resume seem “old.” Whether it’s including too much about your past or including “references upon request,” the Ladder has some great tips to help you avoid these seven deadly mistakes on your resume. ...