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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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