Writing a Resume

Your resume is your first opportunity to make a good impression with hiring managers. But how can you create a document that makes you stand out from the crowd? Get expert insight from Robert Half recruiters that can help you write an attention-grabbing resume and cover letter. Learn what information employers look for, how to present your skills and experience in the best possible light, and what mistakes are most common.

Resumania™: Thank-You Notes Should Be Proofread, Too

Ask job candidates to name the most important part of the hiring process, and a common answer is likely to be the interview. But many applicants forget that what they do after the interview also impacts how employers perceive them.

Resumania™: Don’t Go Old School

The prominence of the education section of your resume relates to where you are in your career. As your work history develops, details about your academic career should move toward the bottom.

Resumania™: Prune the Exclamation Points!!!

We recently wrote a blog post reminding job applicants to minimize the number of questions they pose in a resume or cover letter. But you also need to be judicious in your use of the frequently abused exclamation point, which should be reserved for expressing strong emotion.

Resumania™: Polish Your Pitch to Get Hired

The pitch. It's what marketing and sales professionals use to entice potential clients and customers to buy (or at least further explore) a product or service. In many ways, your resume and cover letter combine to form a personal pitch meant to convince prospective employers that a certain product — you — is worth investing in.