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Resume Tips: How to Write a Summary of Qualifications

Your resume should start with a summary of qualifications that spotlights your most impressive and relevant accomplishments, skills, and experience. Use these tips and examples to inspire you.  More »

7 Resume Tips from 7 Resume Professionals

In a recent meeting with Pongo's Customer Support Team, I asked what tips they give out the most. It was pretty amazing how quickly the answers came flying out. Here's a list of the top 7 tips from these 7 CPRWs.  More »

Ever Wonder What Santa's Resume Looks Like?

Have you ever wondered if Santa has been happy in his work? Have the elves ever gotten the better of him? Did he ever get stressed out at the prospect of a reindeer rebellion that would delay Christmas? If he wants a job change, we've built a resume for him.  More »

Want a Readable Resume Summary? Opt for a Bullet List

Writing your resume Summary section and getting the hiring manager to read it can be difficult. But here's an idea you may want to consider: Write the Summary in bullet form rather than paragraph form.  More »

4 Tips to Find Accomplishments to Put on Your Resume

If you're a regular reader of the Pongo Blog, you've probably read a few posts that have preached the benefits of putting accomplishments on your resume instead of just listing your past job duties. But many job seekers struggle to come up with accomplishments. Here's how you can overcome that struggle.  More »

How to Write Your Degree on a Resume

Last week, when I was sitting with my buddy Kati, one of the CPRWs on Pongo's awesome Customer Support team, we got to talking about the questions that come up over and over as people are building their resumes. She mentioned that a lot of people have trouble deciding the best way to spell, capitalize, and punctuate their degree. Here's the answer to that question.  More »

3 Resume Writing Tips to Stand Out Among Hundreds

There's a saying that success means doing what others won't. And that's especially true when it comes to resume writing. Not to rattle your confidence, but it's common for employers to receive over a hundred resumes for a single job opening. Plenty of them aren't even from qualified candidates. But that still leaves a boatload of resumes. Follow these 3 simple resume rules to grab the employer's attention.  More »

Delivering Your Resume In Person: Good Idea or Bad?

A job seeker reached out to Pongo's Customer Support team this week with this question: Would it be a good idea or a bad idea to walk in and present my resume and cover letter in person, instead of applying online like everyone else? That's a tough one. It might help. But then again, it might not.  More »

Should You Dumb Down Your Overqualified Resume?

When you believe you're overqualified for a job, it may mean you have to dumb down your resume and cut some stuff, no matter how proud you may be of what you've accomplished in your career. But would you?  More »

When to Use a Plain Text Resume

One thing about resumes that seems to get swept under the rug is the idea of creating a plain text version. We all know how daunting it is to write your resume in the first place, so after all that time and effort you put into making your resume perfect and visually appealing, why would you need to make it…boring? This post will tell you.  More »
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