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Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

As a resume writer, the majority of resumes that come my way are out of date from a formatting perspective and are tough to read online.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 resume from someone they know), and that 99% will read…

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News You Can Use July 22, 2015

The case for LinkedIn recommendations, SEO and your online profile and much more in this week’s News You Can Use: https://paper.li/VAFrancoResumes/1410291563


Steps of all Sizes to Step Outside your Comfort Zone and Get Active on LinkedIn

Steps of all Sizes to Step Outside your Comfort Zone and Get Active on LinkedIn

The idea of being active on LinkedIn strikes fear into the hearts of those who view anything other than owning a completed LinkedIn profile as self-promotional or sales-like. While during the early years of LinkedIn a static profile more than offered a competitive advantage, with 350 million users and counting, this is no longer the case.  WHY YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO WAIT The bottom line…

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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  



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