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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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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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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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Ready, set, go

Ready, Set, Go! Three Steps to Making a Career Change this Fall

Dissatisfied with your current job? Next to January and February, September and October are the best months to land interviews according to top career website Career Sidekick. What better way than to test the waters! Who knows? There may be a role out there that pays better or is more personally rewarding. In today’s world where many roles are filled prior to being posted, where…

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Print Reading is Dead – Is Your Resume Ready?

Print Reading is Dead – Is Your Resume Ready?

Print reading is just about dead – at least where resumes are concerned. Today, almost 100% of readers will read your resume on a screen, and the numbers of folks comfortable conducting that initial read on a mobile device or phone is growing by leaps and bounds. If your resume ever does get printed out, it likely won’t happen until the 3rd or 4th round. Bottom line?…

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Ready, Set, Go! How to Test the Waters to See if There’s a Better Job Out There For You

Ready, Set, Go! How to Test the Waters to See if There’s a Better Job Out There For You

Dissatisfied with your current job? Suspect a new role may be just what you need? There’s no harm and no better way to find out than to test the waters! Who knows? There may be a different role out there that pays better, works better with your day-to-day life, has better perks, or is more personally fulfilling. If you haven’t looked for a job in…

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Resume Not Working? Make sure it’s Written for an Online Read

If you stick to the resume formatting that worked back in the 80s, 90s and heck, even through 2010 . . . you run the risk today of being overlooked or that critical key points will get missed altogether! The culprit? Technology. For better or for worse, technology has transformed our lives in every other way – and resume reading is no exception. WHAT’S CHANGED?…

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Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

As a resume writer, 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 resume from someone they know), and that 99% will read…

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