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Resume and LinkedIn writer discusses what has, and hasn't changed, about job searching in recent years.

Ready to Launch a Successful Job Search? 3 Job Search Themes You Must Understand

Over the course of the past 12 months, I saw an uptick in people job searching of their own volition rather than forced due to layoffs. Based on those reaching out to me at year’s end, things are looking up for a fantastic 2017!! Whether or not you chose to have your resume professionally written in 2016, these job search themes remain loud and clear….

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2017 Job Search Realities -- Workarounds from a writer for top resume companies

2017 Job Hunt Misconceptions Debunked – Workarounds to Address Today’s Realities

These clients come through my doors all the time: smart, achievement-laden professionals, rusty where job searching is concerned. Most have not been in the job market since before the recession and others have never needed to job hunt — until now. Many have heard from top resume companies what it takes to successfully land a job. As an executive resume writer who has helped thousands to navigate…

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What Maria would have sung about with guidance of LinkedIn professional services during her career change.

If Maria Can Do It Without LinkedIn . . . Imagine What You Can Accomplish in the New Year With It?

Imagine what Fraulein Maria (the ultimate career changer in my opinion!) could have accomplished if she’d had the guidance of LinkedIn professional services during her career transition from nun-in-waiting to professional singer to freedom fighter? Rather than Raindrops on Roses– here’s what I think she might have sung about when it comes to today’s ultimate professional online networking site: Who Has Viewed Your Profile Think of…

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Why It May Be a Bad Idea to Hit the Brakes on Your Job Hunt During the Holidays

Why It May Be a Bad Idea to Hit the Brakes on Your Job Hunt During the Holidays

Now that the endorphins from your Thanksgiving meal are in full force, it makes sense to consider the next few weeks as a perfect time to hit “pause” on your job search.   After all — from now through New Year calendars become filled with a combination of merriment, preparing for merriment and counting the days until we get a few days off from work….

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The Power of a Great First Impression – Does Your Resume’s Contact Information Help or Hurt?

The Power of a Great First Impression – Does Your Resume’s Contact Information Help or Hurt?

A great resume is a key first step toward that next critical step – getting an interview. Just as your choice of wardrobe is important to face-to-face interview success, the contact section at the top is your resume’s chance to make a great first impression. While details like your name, address and email may seem straightforward, they are anything but. The decisions you make around…

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Whether you hire a resume specialist or write yours DIY, make sure it reads like a brochure -- not a blueprint.

Does your Resume + LinkedIn Read Like a Blueprint or a Brochure?

The reality of today’s job market is whether you’re a CFO or a mid-level professional, you’re lucky to get a 10-second skim read the first time a recruiter finds you on LinkedIn or scans your resume. This means whether you hire a resume specialist or approach the writing DIY, you have to showcase your value at lightning speed. For many C-Suite, Executive and seasoned professionals,…

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Not Getting Results? Consider This Before Hiring a Professional Resume Writing Service to Help

Not Getting Results? Consider This Before Hiring a Professional Resume Writing Service to Help

Wrote your own resume and not getting the results you’d like? Need a resume ASAP and looking to put your trust in a professional? With 100s of companies and individuals to choose from, : CREDENTIALS There are a number of industry-recognized resume writing certifications. Each has slightly different requirements, but the bottom line is that each requires the writer to submit a resume for approval…

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When LinkedIn first started there was no need to work with a resume specialist or have a robust profile. This is no longer the case.

Looking for a Competitive Edge? Go from Passive to Active on LinkedIn

To be cutting edge back when LinkedIn launched back in 2003 there was no need to work with a LinkedIn or resume specialist. In fact all you needed was an account and a profile that outlined your jobs, titles and where you went to school. Boasting a 2016 membership of 450 million, a passive profile alone no longer cuts it – particularly if yours is…

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Once your resume is written by a certified professional resume writer, its time to start juggling interviews while employed.

How to Deal with Interviews When You’re Employed

Looking for a new job while you’re still at your current one? Not sure how to do both and afraid of doing the wrong thing? Whether or not your resume gets written by a certified professional resume writer, here are some points to consider to make the process a little bit easier and hopefully much less painful. Honesty is the Best Policy (where hiring managers…

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Professional Development: Key to Networking, Skills + Advancement

The idea of professional development may seem superfluous to those focused on writing a professional resume to further their job search, and for others an unaffordable luxury from a financial and work perspective. I know there were many times during my early years as an Executive Resume Writer that I told myself, “I can’t afford to take the time off from work or life to attend…

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