resume advice


Smith Hanley Associates‘ Recruiters offer their resume advice for your job search. They also take this chance to honor their close relatives who served in the military. Happy Memorial Day!


Eda Zullo, Principal, Pharmaceutical Commercial Analytics Practice Lead,
Father, Donald Rederscheid, Private 1st Class, U.S. Army

Resume Advice: If you work for a very large company or work in a very specialized area, make sure you include the division you worked for along with your company name. And, don’t ever put your high school information on your resume, no matter how special your high school was it is not relevant in a professional job search.

Jacque Paige, Partner, Smith Hanley Associates,
Father, Earl Notestine, Private 1st Class, U.S. Army

Resume Advice: Don’t forget that your resume is your biggest professional marketing tool. Don’t just list what you were given to do but rather try to present what challenges you faced while completing your job responsibilities. Highlight what you achieved and what difference it made to your business. Don’t forget that employers want to see “What’s in it for me?” when considering hiring you, so make sure you show them.

Shirley Baron, Retired Executive Recruiter, Market Research
Husband, Stanley Baron, Warrant Officer 1, Rhodesian Army and Israeli Civil Defense

Resume Advice: Remember those eight seconds you have to grab a hiring manager’s attention? Using bullets and lists catch far more attention on a resume than dense, word packed paragraphs. Concise language sells you as an efficient, articulate hire.

Nancy Darian, Executive Recruiter, Data Science and Analytics,
Father, Louis Caracciolo, U.S. Coast Guard

Resume Advice: Be sure to bullet point specific accomplishments on your resume.  Individuals who can quantify the value of their work are always top tier candidates.

Smith Hanley Associates’ Executive Recruiters welcome your contact. Looking for a new position or looking to hire, give us a call!



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