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Phone Not Ringing? Maybe Your Resume Doesn’t Answer These Three Questions

It’s been said before – your resume has between six and 20 seconds to get past that initial skim read and into the “keep” pile for a second, deeper read. In fact – the first “read” is really a misnomer because it is actually a scan designed to quickly answer several key questions. If you’re not getting a call back after submitting your resume for…

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News You Can Use July 15, 2015

How long should a job search really take and much more in this week’s News You Can Use: https://paper.li/VAFrancoResumes/1410291563


Looking to Make a Career Change? Six Steps to Ease the Way

Looking to Make a Career Change? Six Steps to Ease the Way

Changing industries can be challenging. Changing careers even more so as you are going up against others with years in the role and/or industry. With some well-crafted career documents (your resume and LinkedIn profile) and a great network willing to help you out, the challenges need not be insurmountable. Here’s six steps to assemble the tools you’ll need for a successful career change: #1 DO…

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News You Can Use Week: July 8, 2015

How job searches have changed to how much remains unchanged and more in this week’s News You Can Use: https://paper.li/VAFrancoResumes/1410291563.


Three Steps to Tip the Hiring Scales with a Cover Letter that Shows and Solves Pain

Three Steps to Tip the Hiring Scales with a Cover Letter that Shows and Solves Pain

Cover letters – most people hate writing them and many people hate receiving them. When cover letters get read (about 30% of the time) and when they are required (about 40% of the time), they can help tip the job search scale in your favor. A killer cover letter takes up less than one page and contains three essential parts – all of which show…

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News You Can Use – June 24, 2015

How Today’s Tech Will Shape Tomorrow’s Job Interview and much more in this week’s News You Can Use. https://paper.li/VAFrancoResumes/1410291563  


Applying for Jobs Online? The Black Hole Syndrome Explained

Applying for Jobs Online? The Black Hole Syndrome Explained

Nothing is more frustrating than applying for a role online and never hearing back. While it would be ideal if every candidate received a response and reason for rejection, this is simply not today’s reality. The sad truth is many resumes seemingly disappear into a black hole. Below are the four top reasons why your resume did not yield a call back when applying online:…

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News You Can Use – June 10, 2015

This week’s News You Can Use contains information on a wide-range of topics from Career Fulfillment to Improving CIO Communications and much more: https://paper.li/VAFrancoResumes/1410291563  


How to Write Your Resume When the Stats Don’t Speak for Themselves

How to Write Your Resume When the Stats Don’t Speak for Themselves

Hiring managers want sales candidates whose resume shows a strong track record of success. While one can only hope for a career rich in exceeding goals, top ranks and awards, the reality is that sometimes quantifiable results are lackluster for reasons beyond your control. Weigh your success and explain it against the backdrop of these three bottom line truths to transform your inconsistent stats into…

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