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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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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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Hunting for an Executive Role? You’ll Need to Overcome these Resume-Writing Challenges

Hunting for an Executive Role? You’ll Need to Overcome these Resume-Writing Challenges

In my work as a resume writing consultant with executive clients, I find these leaders understand intuitively that their resume must appeal to high-level recruiters, leaders in the C-Suite and sometimes Board Members. They also grasp that they must show how they can solve a company’s business problems. Their biggest struggle? Addressing three top concerns voiced below using the techniques described. These will yield documents that…

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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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How to write an executive resume and launch a career change regardless of age.

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

I work with people both over and under the age of 50 who ask me for help on how to write an executive resume. 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…

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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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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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How Your Resume Must Resemble a News Article to Get Past that First Scan

How Your Resume Must Resemble a News Article to Get Past that First Scan

The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market. Given that the average reader spends between six and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as “resume scanning.” When writing a professional resume keep in mind that resumes are read much like newspaper articles.  Here are some tips to get past that first scan. Career Title or Headline…

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Not Getting any Responses to Your Resume? It May Not Be Designed for an Online Read

Not Getting any Responses to Your Resume? It May Not Be Designed for an Online Read

When it comes to writing a professional resume, if you stick to the formatting that worked back as recently as 2010 . . . you run the risk of being overlooked or that critical key points will get missed altogether! For better or for worse, technology has transformed our lives in every other way – and resume reading is no exception. WHAT’S CHANGED? Online Reading: Today…

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Five clever children are playing on the floor in the kindergarten

All I Ever Needed to Know About Job Searching I Learned in Kindergarten

There’s a lot out there when it comes to job searching advice – from the ins and outs of applicant tracking software to navigating today’s online networking. While much of today’s job hunting skills require an acceptance (however reluctant!) of technology’s prominent role throughout the process, take comfort in the notion that many of the tried and true steps toward landing a job come from…

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