Tag Archives: Job Hunt


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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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sought after for resume consultation guidance and expert writing, the majority of resumes that come my way are out of date from a formatting perspective and are tough to read online.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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Executives must take advantage of LinkedIn optimization service as part of building an online brand during their job search.

Hunting for an Exec Role? How + Why You Must Start Building Your Online Brand

Targeting an executive and C-suite role often requires a solid online reputation, because recruiters use social media to find and vet candidates, and for proof that you are who you say you are, and know what you say you know. As someone who works with clients seeking LinkedIn optimization service, I know that . The good news? Whatever you build for your job search can…

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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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Free resume consultation advice to get your 2017 job search started.

Make Sure You Are Ready for Job Hunting in 2017 – Ready, Set, Go!

2017 is promising to be a fantastic year to test the waters! However, in today’s world where many roles get filled prior to being posted, where people spend just seconds reviewing a resume on screens both large and small (no one prints anymore!) and handle risk aversion by hiring via consensus-decision making – it is critical you prepare before taking a leap. Here’s advice I…

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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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Transforming a Cover Letter into an Easy-to-Read Email

Transforming a Cover Letter into an Easy-to-Read Email

Are Cover Letters Important? Studies and articles are all over the map when it comes to a cover letter’s importance. While some say they are worthless, others claim they are critical. Enotes replaced cover letters when online job submissions replaced USPS snail-mail. I tell clients that if a posting calls for one, you’ll get dinged for omitting it. If it doesn’t ask for one, it…

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How to Beat ATS and Get Your Resume in Front of a Live Person

How to Beat ATS and Get Your Resume in Front of a Live Person

Much has been written about Applicant Tracking Systems used by large companies to manage job openings. While no doubt these systems are necessary to screen thousands of applicants, their propensity for error is perhaps one of the larger frustrations faced by job seekers. At some point in the job process, most looking for work must apply online and be subject to the “whims” of these…

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A Professional Bio – a Career Tool to Give you a Competitive Advantage

A Professional Bio – a Career Tool to Give you a Competitive Advantage

If you are in mid- to upper-level management or a C-level executive actively job hunting, no doubt you’ve discovered the landscape a bit more challenging than years ago. Most of my clients recognize they need two basic tools for today’s job search: 1) an impressive resume and 2) an up-to-date LinkedIn profile that is not a carbon copy of the resume. My response to the…

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