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Does Your Resume Scream Y2K? 5 Quick Fixes for a Facelift

Does Your Resume Scream Y2K? 5 Quick Fixes for a Facelift

As a career management professional sought after for resume consultation guidance and expert writing, the majority of resumes that come my way are out of date from a formatting perspective and are tough to read online. Given that today’s hiring manager usually have no more than six to 10 seconds to spare per resume (15 to 20 seconds if they know you or received your…

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3 tools LinkedIn users should use according to a Resume and LinkedIn writing expert services

These 3 Underutilized LinkedIn Tools May Help You Engage in a Sharper, Smarter Job Search

Last Fall, LinkedIn rolled out 3 tools to help users make informed decisions during a job search, and to help draw recruiter attention to their profiles, and to help them acquire critical skills. LinkedIn’s New Year roll  out of a new User Interface shortly thereafter caused many of my clients, who come to me for help with resume and LinkedIn writing services, to forget about…

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From the Contact Section To The Education – The Devil Is In The Details When It Comes To Writing A Resume That Stands Out

From the Contact Section To The Education – The Devil Is In The Details When It Comes To Writing A Resume That Stands Out

Having a resume that stands out is extremely important in a competitive job market like the one we’re in right now. As someone regarded for creating good professional resumes that garner interviews quickly, I know first-hand that a few small changes can make the difference between getting a phone interview and never receiving a response. Here are 6 important areas to focus on when writing any resume, and…

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Worried About a Career Gap? Angles to Consider to Position What You’ve Been Up to While Out of the Workforce

Worried About a Career Gap? Angles to Consider to Position What You’ve Been Up to While Out of the Workforce

As an executive resume writing consultant, I often work with clients understandably worried about how to overcome a gap in their career history. Whether you left the job market by choice or otherwise – my experience working with out-of-work clients has shown me they are usually anything but idle. The trick to minimizing a career gap is to position your activities completed during the gap-time…

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Hunting for an Executive Role? You’ll Need to Overcome these Resume-Writing Challenges

Hunting for an Executive Role? You’ll Need to Overcome these Resume-Writing Challenges

In my work as a resume writing consultant with executive clients, I find these leaders understand intuitively that their resume must appeal to high-level recruiters, leaders in the C-Suite and sometimes Board Members. They also grasp that they must show how they can solve a company’s business problems. Their biggest struggle? Addressing three top concerns voiced below using the techniques described. These will yield documents that…

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Executives must take advantage of LinkedIn optimization service as part of building an online brand during their job search.

Hunting for an Exec Role? How + Why You Must Start Building Your Online Brand

Targeting an executive and C-suite role often requires a solid online reputation, because recruiters use social media to find and vet candidates, and for proof that you are who you say you are, and know what you say you know. As someone who works with clients seeking LinkedIn optimization service, I know that . The good news? Whatever you build for your job search can…

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What to Keep (and Cut) When Crafting your Resume + LinkedIn

What to Keep (and Cut) When Crafting your Resume + LinkedIn

A first step for most DIY resume writers is to outline a list of all the jobs you’ve held since graduation. At some point, you quickly realize not all of your career history belongs.  I get calls all the time for people inquiring about resume and LinkedIn writing services, who come to me asking what should stay and what should go. The answer? IT DEPENDS. While…

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Increase LinkedIn views with a resume consultation and LinkedIn counsel.

Don’t Lose Profile Views by Skimping on this Most Commonly-Read LinkedIn Section

The headline section LinkedIn is the second most widely-read section on your profile. Whenever I’m conducting a resume consultation, I advise my clients that if you don’t hook your reader with a persuasive summary section, chances are he or she will not be compelled to look further. LinkedIn allots you 2000-characters worth of space in the summary section. So how do you optimize this crucial section to…

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Resume and LinkedIn writer discusses harnessing the power of networking to get in front of hiring managers.

How to Transform Your Network into Your Most Valuable Job Search Tool

Making sure your resume and LinkedIn profile are amazing is just half the battle. The other half? As a resume and LinkedIn writer, I coach my clients to harness the power of networking  to get your resume and profile in front of the right person at the right time for the right job. Here’s how: Create Start your list by thinking about who you know from…

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From reaching out to your network to getting professional help with cv or resume -- why you should job hunt in the winter.

Why Winter is the Best Time to Job Hunt — and Why You Shouldn’t Wait

Understanding recruiter cycles and timing your efforts accordingly, from getting professional help with CV or your resume, to sprucing up your LinkedIn to reaching out to your network, can work to your advantage. . Here are four reasons why – and what you must do to gain an edge over the competition. Decision makers are in the building In my experience, hiring is generally accomplished via team or group…

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