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Need to Keep Your Job Hunt Under the Radar? How to Interview When You Are Employed

Need to Keep Your Job Hunt Under the Radar? How to Interview When You Are 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 and risking your current role? Although regarded as a resume consultant, I’m happy to share some points I’ve picked up along the way to make the process a little bit easier and (hopefully!) much less painful. Honesty Is The Best…

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Struggling with Conveying Your Career’s Blood, Sweat and Tears on Paper? Understanding How Resumes Get Read Will Help Tell Your Story

Struggling with Conveying Your Career’s Blood, Sweat and Tears on Paper? Understanding How Resumes Get Read Will Help Tell Your Story

When people find me after conducting a search for online professional resume writers, I tell them the unvarnished truth. Resume reading has evolved over the years – in large part thanks to advancements in technology. Furthermore, recruiters and hiring managers are pressed for time and are inundated with applications sent online. Where before a reader had the luxury of taking a few minutes to review, today’s readers spend…

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

You’re Never too Old (or Young!) to Launch a Career Change

As a resume and LinkedIn writer, I work with people both over and under the age of 50 who ask me for help. In my work with baby boomers, 3 themes resonate. They have impeccable work ethic, their careers are filled with amazing achievements that need to be conveyed persuasively into their resumes, and they have made 1 of 2 incorrect assumptions when it comes…

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What You Must Know if You Are Putting Together Your Resume for the First Time in Years

What You Must Know if You Are Putting Together Your Resume for the First Time in Years

I often help executives who reach out to me for job search advice or to get a resume professionally written. They’re great at what they do; they’ve moved from job to job or company to company by being recruited based on their reputation by former colleagues, managers or mentors. So they have never needed a resume, and often haven’t even written one, for years. Sound…

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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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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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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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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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