Category Archives: Resume Writing

Finance Major

Resume Phrases for Finance Majors

As a finance major, it’s likely that you have, or will develop, an understanding of commercial and investment banking, perhaps you have an interest in forecasting and budgeting, or have studied the financial markets.  But how do you explain all of your classroom experience on your resume? Here are a few sample resume phrases to get you started: Analyzed company’s […]

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Resume Phrases – Food Services Worker

Whether it’s working at a restaurant, a pub, at the campus cafeteria, or on the catering staff, working in food service is a solid employment option either on or off-campus. If you’re not sure how to translate your Food Service experience on your résumé, here are some sample résumé phrases that may help: Worked professionally with diverse range of patrons, […]

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Questions Answered: I lied on my resume; what should I do now?

Question: I wasn’t entirely honest on my resume. I wrote down that I knew a particular technique but I don’t actually know it, I’ve just heard of it. Now I’m feeling guilty. What should I do? ~ Rojirah M., Baltimore, MD Answer: You have a few options after submitting a resume or application that has false or inaccurate information on […]

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Questions Answered: Should I include “adult entertainer” on my resume?

woman-silhouetteQuestion: I’ve been an actress in adult films for the last five years. It has been my primary income while I’ve been in college. I’m about to graduate and I’ve been applying for entry level chemistry technician jobs. I am not ashamed of my work, but I’m not sure how to include this on my resume or if I even have to include it.  But I don’t want it to look like I have no work experience. I put myself through school and was basically working a full time job while being a full time student. I don’t have the typical “campus” jobs to list on my resume either. What should I do?  ~ Meira, Florida

Answer: This is an important question! The basic rule of thumb for writing a resume is to only include experience that is related and relevant to the positions to which you are now applying. Although the chronological resume format, (one that lists your related work experience in reverse chronological order), is most popular, it is not always the most effective for every job seeker. Especially for college students, recent college graduates, and people who are changing career fields, who have limited related work experience, a combination format resume, (which is based on skill set), may make the most sense – at least until you have that first related job under your belt.
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