All your questions about how to write a good resume, answered — from formatting to content to what hiring managers hate to see.

can I put World of Warcraft leadership experience on my resume?

A reader writes: I’m looking for ways to include my group leadership experience in World of Warcraft on my resume. Essentially, for the past four years I have been: – Leading a twice weekly group of 10-15 people all with a single goal in mind (kill a boss). – Watching videos and reading information on […]

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on your resume, which comes first — job title or company name?

A reader writes: On your resume, should you list your title first, or the company name? I’ve always put company name first, but I’ve seen a ton of templates (including examples in your archives) that show one’s title coming first. What do you prefer to see first? How do you apply the “title first” concept […]

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how should your resume list a bunch of different jobs at the same place?

A reader writes: I have just over three years of work experience with the same organization. Within this time, I’ve been promoted internally (very similar position, with “senior” in the title) and then transferred to an international office (very different job responsibilities, but with the same title I had following my promotion). I am applying […]

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are professionally done resumes worth it?

A reader writes: I have been out off work for three years. I have sent out a lot of resumes and filled out a bunch of job applications, but I have not received any calls back. I was talking to a friend about it and they suggested that I get my resume done professionally. I’ve […]

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