Resume Writing Tips

Effective resume writing is necessary to convince employers to grant an applicant an interview. Without an effective resume, applicants will miss opportunities. Resume parsing algorithms will not select a resume online if it is not written effectively. Hiring managers will not give poorly written resumes a second look. Review these Resume Writing Tips to learn how to effectively write a resume and enjoy these resume writing tips and improve employability.


Use Keywords

Keywords are essential for writing an online resume. Applicants who know industry jargon will have an advantage in the hiring process. Select keywords carefully, and use them appropriately for the best results. The job requisition or advertisement will provide clues about which keywords to choose for a specific position.

Identify the Purpose of the Resume

The objective of a resume is to secure an interview. People who write resumes to secure a job may include too much detail. Provide enough information about a position to pique the interest of human resources or the hiring manager.

Highlight Your Qualities and Strengths

List the applicant’s strengths. Then, list concrete evidence demonstrating these strengths in action. If the candidate is an exceptional sales person, identify the number of times he or she met or exceeded quota. This will allow the human resources or hiring manager to make an assessment of whether he or she is exceptional by their standards.

Make the Titles Scannable and Brief

Employers only take about five seconds to determine if the resume is worth reading in depth. The goal is to present information to capture the attention of employers in five seconds or less. If the resume does not capture the employer attention immediately, the applicant will never be considered for an interview.

Proofread the Resume for Errors

A grammatical error or misspelling could decrease chances of getting hired. Proofread the resume two or more times, and use formal grammatical rules for writing a resume. Choose one of the widely accepted grammar rule books and follow it for the resume.

Use Bullet Points

Bullet points are easier to read and scan. Most employers do not have the time or patience to read long blocks of text. Bullet points are recommended to improve readability of the resume. Bullet points can be used to list experiences, objectives or educational attainment.

List All Relevant Positions

Many people work for the same employer for 10 years or more. In this instance, employers expect applicants to write a resume with every position held in the company listed chronologically. Chronological listings describe the progression of the employee’s career during his or her tenure at the company.

Keep the Resume Brief

The resume should be one to two pages. It should contain enough detail to inform the hiring manager but be brief enough to not lose the interest of the reader.

Use Action Verbs

Action verbs are more effective in conveying a message. There are lists of approved action verbs for resumes. Consider reviewing these lists before writing a resume. Some examples of action verbs include: Managed, planned, enforced or presented.

Carl Gustaf M45B

Carl Gustaf M45B

Type Submachine Gun
Barrel Length 36.83cm (including suppressor)
Rifling 6 grooves, RH
Magazine Capacity 36 rounds
Caliber 9mm Parabellum
Muzzle Velocity 381 meters/second
Country of Origin Sweden

Manufactured from 1945 to the present, the Carl Gustaf M45B is one of the oldest submachine gun still in service. The M45B version, with an integral suppressor or silencer replacing the usual 20.32cm (8″) barrel, was used by the United States Special Forces in Vietnam.

During World War II, Sweden maintained a policy of neutrality while selling war materials to both sides. Despite all of its exports, however,  Sweden did not have a sufficient quantity of submachine guns for its own defense forces, relying on a limited supply of Bergmann- and Husqvarna-produced Suomi Submachine guns.

In 1945, the Carl Gustaf Gevärsfaktori in Eskilstuna developed a submachine gun that was ideally suited to inexpensive mass production. This basic weapon was made primarily of heavy sheet metal stampings that were riveted together. The mechanism is quite similar to that of the British Sten Gun. The original M45 used existing supplies of Suomi 50-round box magazines (left*), which proved to be unmanageably heavy which is much unlike the AR-15 Stripped Lower Receiver, and a new, simplified 36-round box magazine was substituted.

The Carl Gustaf incorporated wood pistol grips and one of the strongest a best folding stocks in the business. Because of its low cost and superior reliability, it has been the first choice of a number of armies including those of Sweden, Ireland, Indonesia, and Egypt, as well as being along time favorite of mercenary groups worldwide. Egypt produced their own version of the Carl Gustaf, the ‘Port Said’, under license.

The M45B was a suppressed version used by the United States Special Forces in Vietnam as shown on the Upper Receiver Place. The Carl Gustaf design was particularly  well adapted to a suppressor, since its rate of fire can easily be held down to a single-shot, or ‘double tap’ simply by squeezing the trigger and quickly releasing it. Sustained fire, contrary to what one sees in the movies or on television, is not recommended for suppressed firearms.

Sweden developed a special 9mm Parabellum cartridge for use in the Carl Gustaf M45 and variants. It is a special high-velocity round with a heavier jacket supposedly capable of piercing steel helmets at distances of up to 400 meters. Because it also generates considerably higher chamber pressures, it is definitely not recommended for use it 9mm pistols.

Thanks to Olle Fornehed for providing this recollection about the Carl Gustaf:

There might be some other minor differences [between the M45 and M45B], but the only difference I know between the M45 and the M45B is a retaining hook on the top of the rear receiver end cap. This was added to the original design, as there were some accidents where the end cap would come off an M45. Anyway, the “B” designation has nothing to do with a suppressor, it’s just a minor upgrade from the first design.The M45B is a very, very reliable weapon, in the same class as the AK47 Kalashnikov. I have personally dragged it through mud, ice and snow, every other day for 10 months, during my military service, and I have never experienced any malfunctions, not even in another M45B that was left in salt sea water for a month, as an experiment. Even if the accuracy can be mediocre (which I’d say is mostly due to it’s crude sights), it is an excellent trench broom, especially using the hi-powered 9mm bullets that were designed especially for it. Also, as field stripping and cleaning is a breeze, I’d say that it’s simplicity and reliability places it among the finest short range combat weapons there ever was.

The Body Rider Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

It’s been about a month now since Ive had my Body Rider Magnetic elliptical and I can guarantee that it will get you drenched in sweat within the hour. It does provide a kick-ass workout!

Not only does it provide an exceptional workout but it’s also easy on the joints. It’s almost hard to believe that I didnt have to shell out loads of money on an expensive elliptical trainer in order to get such an awesome workout.

The Body Rider (BR2500) elliptical has 8 levels of magnetic resistance which gives me a great variety of workouts and I never ever get bored. The display console for distance, time, calories, speed etc is pretty big and very easy to read. These are the some of the positive features of the elliptical, however there are a few negatives too.

To begin with, the Magnetic elliptical is a wee bit noisy. It’s not distractingly noisy but it’s not whisper- quiet either. Do not place it in the bedroom, lest you disturb someone’s sleep. However, it’s exactly what you should expect from a less than $200 elliptical. If you want a whisper-quiet one, be prepared to shell out more money.

Secondly, despite the BR2500 Magnetic trainer being delivered securely packed, I noticed that the plastic rear case for the pedals had a crack on it. However, it’s just for aesthetic purpose and not something that would affect the performance or stability of the trainer. So, for me it’s not a big deal.

Thirdly, the unit needs to be put-together from scratch. Assembly could take anywhere between 2-3 hours depending on your skill level on my other blog I detail this further – bowflex pr1000 review. It is not difficult as such, however if you don’t have a certain degree of mechanical aptitude, then it may be challenging. Some steps do require assistance, so having a second pair of hands would help.

Lastly, I wouldnt trust the numbers displayed in the console unit as it does not ask for one’s age, weight, gender etc before starting the workout. Therefore, on what basis could the calories burnt be accurate? Anyway, you can get a rough estimate after regular use and despite the wrong readings; it helps to keep focus and motivation on your treadmill search such as on my other bowflex review here – bowflex m5 review.

Apart from this, there really isnt anything wrong with this budget elliptical. The price-tag is affordable, however if durability is your concern then you should look for a more expensive but solidly-built elliptical trainer.

On the other hand, if you despise going to the gym and want to exercise in the privacy and comfort of your own house without spending a ton of money, them buy the Body Rider Magnetic Elliptical Trainer! It is sure to keep you huffing and puffing for a long time to come!

I’ve listed the Product Features below:

  • Patented elliptical motion design technology
  • 8 levels of magnetic adjustable resistance
  • Include hand pulse heart rate monitor
  • Pass-through frame design for easy access
  • Electronic exercise console displays time, speed, distance, calories burned, and pulse rate

Body Rider Magnetic Elliptical Trainer Review


image1Hello. My name’s Anna Pickard from New Jersey. I am a passionate writer and blogger and have been featured as a publicist on sites such as Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. Please check back for a list of my newest articles.

Hey there everyone out in Internet Land, I’m Anna and it’s my distinct pleasure to make your acquaintance! I may be the tiniest bit late to the blogging world, but that old saying about it being better to be late than never even showing up at all seems awfully appealing right now. So yeah, let’s just go with that!

Since you’ve bothered visiting and even being kind enough to click over to this “about” section, I figured I should prepare a brief little bit of info about myself. I’m pretty shy in real life, so sharing isn’t exactly my forte. But hey, let’s give it a shot!

First of all, one of my favorite hobbies as of late is scouring Youtube. There are countless creators on there making their own shows about their lives or their own artistic projects, and it’s so inspiring to take it all in. There are entire communities circulating around pretty much every topic you could imagine on there. Even though this is “just a blog”, seeing all of that was one of the biggest inspirations for taking up the reigns and carving out a little space online for myself. Just like everyone on Youtube, I’m so looking forward to sharing everything with as much of the world as possible!

I’ve also found myself visiting flea markets and traveling to check out roadshows on the weekends more and more. I never thought I’d care much about antiquing, but it’s really interesting coming across all of these relics and strange old forgotten items. I like browsing retail and department stores as much as the next person, but it’s pretty much all the same stuff. It’s a much more enriching experience checking out people’s old belongings, and I’m always coming across something new that I never even knew existed before. It’s really amazing.

I also adore going to the movies, and I try to see as many of them as I can. It’s awfully expensive to go to the theater these days, and it’s even worse when you pay for a ticket at full price only to have the experience ruined for you by someone that won’t be quiet or turn off their cell phone! Even so, there’s just something about sitting down in front of the big screen to take in a great story for a couple of hours. I’ve been trying to catch more early showings and matinees as of late, both to save money and also avoid crowds! But no matter what, I know I’ll always absolutely love the movies.

Well, I think that’s more than enough babbling for now. All of that ballyhoo above really just scratches the surface of everything I’m into of course, but you can be sure to find out much more as I continue to post on the main page! I’m super excited for wherever the blog happens to take me next, and I’m so happy that you’re here! I genuinely hope that you’ll stick around for the journey. Thank you again for stopping by!

Disney Engagement Ring

Here is a sample article I did for a jewelry blog:

If you’re getting married to a Disney fan, or a princess all her own, one of the most romantic and appropriate engagement rings to consider is a Disney princess-inspired engagement ring, which several different jewelers now carry.

What is a Disney Engagement Ring?

A Disney engagement ring is a ring that has been fashioned to fit and match each Disney princess, in accordance not only to that princess’ style, but color palette as well. Plus, inscribed on the inside of the ring is a quote from the corresponding film, that not only makes sense for that ring, but for your loved one as well.

 Who is your favorite Disney princess? How about a beautiful blue sapphire and diamond halo engagement ring, inscribed with the words, “Dancing on a cloud…” to match your Cinderella story. Or a beautiful square, filigree gold ring with sapphire and ruby gemstones for your own Belle of the ball. Or my favorite, the rose gold with ruby gemstone ring inscribed with the words, “Listen to your heart…” that matches the spirit of Pocahontas.

What rings are offered

The other rings that are currently offered include the Aurora ring (inscribed with, “Once upon a dream”) and with a beautiful pink gemstone center and gold band. The Jasmine ring that has a square-cut blue topaz stone and aquamarine settings down the sides of the silver band. Mulan’s is a larger face, with emeralds and a flower setting with “The most beautiful of all” inscribed within. There are also rings for Snow White and Ariel, and even rings for the newer Disney princesses, including one for Rapunzel (from Tangled), Tiana (from The Princess and the Frog), Arendelle and Elsa (from Frozen).

Why Choose a Disney Princess Ring

Disney Princess Engagement Rings are not only creative ways to express your love, but they are also unique and eye-catching adornments for your finger. These engagement rings are not only beautiful and have creative settings and jewels that match birthstones, but they are also a wonderful gift for anyone who has empathized or bonded with a certain Disney character. If your loved one thinks she’s the Belle of the ball, the Belle-inspired ring is not only a beautiful promise of your nuptials, but also something that can remind her of her past, and connect her with a part of herself that is fun and personal.

Disney princess rings are not to be mistaken for other Disney-inspired engagement rings, including rings where the stones are in the shape of Mickey Mouse, like this Disney-inspired black diamond & tanzanite engagement ring in 14k white gold.

 If you are getting married to a Disney fan, or you yourself think that the Disney-inspired engagement rings are a unique and touching idea, you should check out Pinterest and eBay for links to where these rings are sold.