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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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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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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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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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How to Move Up the Ladder When You Don’t Have Leadership Experience

How to Move Up the Ladder When You Don’t Have Leadership Experience

The phrase “moving up the corporate ladder” should more accurately be rephrased “moving up the corporate pyramid.” Let’s face it – there are fewer roles at the top than in the middle and certainly at the bottom, which is in part what makes competition for management roles so fierce. Whether moving from individual contributor to entry-level management or from a junior manager role to a…

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Emergency Tool Kit – Save Your Job Search & Get Interviews in 60 Days

It’s no secret job searching has drastically changed over the years. What many don’t realize, and what my clients quickly discover, is that documents successful years ago won’t get a second look today. From CXOs to Up-and-Comers, my clients learn about these changes and their impact.  I then apply techniques that address and overcome. The results? Resumes, LinkedIn profiles and cover letters that quickly stand…

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Microsoft Report States Attention Spans Growing Shorter – the Impact on How you Write Your Resume

Microsoft Report States Attention Spans Growing Shorter – the Impact on How you Write Your Resume

The hunch is now official – our attention spans have grown tangibly shorter – four seconds in fact – according to a recent Microsoft study. In a world with 140-character limits on sites like Twitter, people reading on five-inch handheld devices and multimedia pushed to us everywhere we look – it’s no wonder our attentions are easily diverted. The Impact of Short Attention Spans on…

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Dispelling the Myth: The Holidays are a Great Time to Pursue a Job Search

From now through New Years calendars become filled with a combination of merriment, preparing for merriment and counting the days until we get a few days off from work. It’s natural that many consider this the ideal time to hit “pause” on the job search. While the inclination to hit the brakes is natural, it is based on misinformation stemming from career myths. Here’s why…

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Does Your Resume Pass the Scan Test? Write it Like a Newspaper and it Will!

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.” While the idea of scanning versus reading a resume may be terrifying – understanding where our eyes dart and making sure these areas include powerful verbiage can help your resume…

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5 Steps to Get Past 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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