Tag Archives: Career Search


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sought after for resume consultation guidance and expert writing, the majority of resumes that come my way are out of date from a formatting perspective and are tough to read online.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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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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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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Closeup of businessman making decision whether to accept or deny a suggestion or employee.

Paid v. Free LinkedIn – Which Option Makes Sense for Me?

As LinkedIn continues to grow and expand, it’s account offerings continue to evolve. As has always been the case, members still have free and paid options from which to choose. Choosing between paid or free depends on a variety of factors unique to you including your current business needs, short-term job goals and future career aspirations. Below is a run down of the latest options…

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LinkedIn – Nice v. Need to Haves

LinkedIn – Nice v. Need to Haves

Although perhaps not nearly as cool as Twitter and Snapchat or as funny as Facebook or Instagram, – there’s no doubt that when it comes to professional circles, LinkedIn is essential to finding others and getting found. The culmination of Can’t Do Withouts with Great to Haves is an increase in profile views and outreach by recruiters or those with decision-making power. CAN’T LIVE WITHOUTS…

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African-American businessman with binoculars over urban background.

Job Hunting by the Numbers

As countless can attest, today’s job market is not what it used to be ten and certainly not 20 years ago. Gone are the days of sending a resume via the mail or responding to an ad in the paper. That being said, many of the skills critical to getting a job back in the day still apply provided you’re not afraid to embrace what…

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