Resume Questions and Answers

Got questions about your resume and job search? Here are lots of questions that readers sent to Yana Parker (author of the The Damn Good Resume Guide). We grouped them by topic to help you sort through them. By the way, some of these resume questions are from job seekers; others are from professional resume writers.

Resume Formatting: Where to Put Things

  • Personal data on a resume
  • Email address on a resume
  • Salary history on a resume
  • Resume format for multi-media student
  • Resume formatting for faxing

How to Write “This and That” on a Resume

  • Graduation dates
  • Job objective statement
  • Writer’s block
  • Work history dates
  • Retirement years
  • References
  • Verb tense
  • Salary history
  • Certifications
  • Job titles
  • International work history
  • Military experience
  • Little experience
  • Exotic dancer
  • Freelance work
  • Career/industry jargon

How to Solve Resume Problems

  • Short-term jobs
  • Unemployment
  • No response to resume
  • Why I left the last job
  • References if fired
  • Over-qualified
  • Not getting the job
  • Little experience
  • No experience
  • Short-term Jobs

How to Solve Tricky Work History Problems

  • Welfare-to-Work with no work experience
  • Temporary entry-level jobs in the work history
  • Fired many times

How to Write a Resume for Career Change

  • How to create a resume to make a career change and get out of a dead end job.

Filling Out a Job Application Form

  • Why I left the last job
  • Arrest record
  • Filling out the application form

A Little Job Interviewing Advice

  • After the job interview
  • No job offers
  • Smoking and interviews