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Years ago, almost every résumé I saw had the words “references available upon request” at the bottom, but few professional résumé writers include this phrase today. Nonetheless, I receive many questions about references from clients. Professional references are essential even if we say nothing about them on our résumés. Virtually every job application I’ve seen […]

Soon, most employers and employees will not know of a time when computers were not ubiquitous at work. The “Computer Skills” section of the résumé may be obsolete when that time comes. Computer literacy, like language literacy—reading and writing—will be assumed even if this is not stated on the résumé. For the time being, though, […]

  There is no “right” or “wrong” way to design a résumé, in my opinion, but most of us will use one of two general formats—reverse chronological or functional. The reverse-chronological format is most widely accepted, but from time-to-time some of us will be encouraged to use a “functional” format. Reverse-chronological résumés describe our careers […]