Master Career Counselor

Carla Hunter, President of Career Span, Inc. is a Master Career Counselor (MCC) by the National Career Development Association and a Certified Career Coach by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is an expert in writing resumes, effective job search strategies and interviewing success. Most recently, with over 20 years of navigating the complexity of today's world of work, she published "Finding Your Place in the World of Work", a career interest inventory (2014) and CareerView, an iPad app. As a private practice career counselor and a workforce development consultant, this blog is Carla's trove of ideas, trends, forecasts, and career tips for finding meaningful work.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Resume Headings: What's In and Out

Resume headings are critical these days. They show one of two things:

1. You're savvy and in the know.

2. You're outdated and need a revamp.

So, take a look and tell me what you think...

Old- Summary of qualifications

New- Business Skill-set highlights

Old- Work history

New- Professional Expertise

Old- Interests/Hobbies/Personal Information (Take them all out!)

New- Community Involvement, Technology Capabilities, Professional Organizations

I highly suggest you may want to consider a radical departure from the norm. A resume is not a dry work history. Rather, it is a dynamic marketing tool of what you bring to the table. My next post will share a secret that I have been using for the last few weeks that employers really like.

Stay tuned.

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