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Resume Specialist reminds job seekers that much of what they need to land a role they learned back in 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. As someone who pays their bills as a job search and resume specialist, I should know! From the ins and outs of applicant tracking software to navigating today’s online networking, today’s job hunting skills require an acceptance of technology’s prominent role throughout the process. Overwhelming? For many – YES. . . but I…

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Been Years Since Your Last Job Search? Common job Search “Truths” that Hold Water and Which Don’t

Been Years Since Your Last Job Search? Common job Search “Truths” that Hold Water and Which Don’t

While most people who come to me recognize they need assistance in writing a resume, I’ve discovered that beyond that job search misconceptions are prevalent — even among the most successful professionals — and particularly if it’s been awhile since they’ve job hunted. While some job search truths from past decades still hold water, others are outdated. Below are three common job search truths debunked: #1…

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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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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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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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April 2016 Jobs Report — The Good, The Bad, and How to Maximize Your Chance to Earn Top Dollar

April 2016 Jobs Report — The Good, The Bad, and How to Maximize Your Chance to Earn Top Dollar

The April 2016 labor market stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed another strong month of job growth.  Signs indicate those previously on the sidelines have jumped back in the game at a near-record rate AND are finding work, according to author Akin Oyedele’s analysis on Business Insider and the take by New York Time’s contributors Nelson Schwartz and Neil Irwin. When you drill…

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Get your Resume in the Keep Pile – Quick Fixes to 4 Common Resume Mishaps

Get your Resume in the Keep Pile – Quick Fixes to 4 Common Resume Mishaps

When I try something and get it wrong, while I appreciate the error being pointed out – what I really need is straight forward guidance to help fix it! When it comes to a job search the stakes are high – and your resume is unarguably one of THE most important marketing tools (along with a solid LinkedIn profile) at your disposal to make a…

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Typo-Free Resume – a 12-Step Checklist

Typo-Free Resume – a 12-Step Checklist

Nothing shuts the hiring door more quickly than a resume with typos. Reviewing your document over and over can make your eyes glaze, which in turn makes your chances of missing a typo increase exponentially! I run resumes past two grammar and spell checks – one provided free with Microsoft Word and the other a subscription service. As a third and final safety net I…

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