Tag Archives: Resumes


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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The July 2016 Jobs Report – The Good News and How You Can Capitalize on It

 The July 2016 labor market stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a strong month of job growth that exceeded expectations. Here’s an overview: MORE JOBS! ☑ We added 255,000 new jobs in May and June – 18,000 more than previously estimated. with gains in retail trade, construction, and health care. ☑ The unemployment rate didn’t change. It remains at 4.9 percent as more…

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Kick Off Your 2016 Job Search by Understanding 3 Prevailing Job Search Themes from 2015

Kick Off Your 2016 Job Search by Understanding 3 Prevailing Job Search Themes from 2015

2015 is now in our rear-view mirrors, and our energies are focused on making the very best of 2016. When it came to job searching three themes resonated loud and clear in 2015. Based on the sheer number of views and online shares, it is clear people hoped to get their arms around: 1) Tricks of the trade when it comes to resume and LinkedIn writing…

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Applying for Jobs Online? The Black Hole Syndrome Explained

Applying for Jobs Online? The Black Hole Syndrome Explained

Nothing is more frustrating than applying for a role online and never hearing back. While it would be ideal if every candidate received a response and reason for rejection, this is simply not today’s reality. The sad truth is many resumes seemingly disappear into a black hole. Below are the four top reasons why your resume did not yield a call back when applying online:…

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Four Ways to Go the Extra Mile and Get Hired

Four Ways to Go the Extra Mile and Get Hired

No doubt about it – job hunting is rough. While the economy is improving my anecdotal observation is the landscape still favors employers and not applicants. Gone are the days where a quick online submission will get you a job. Today’s job seeker must go the extra mile to stand out, get noticed and GET HIRED! Go the Extra Mile: Email When an application calls…

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Four Steps to a Targeted Resume

Four Steps to a Targeted Resume

Clients often tell me they don’t want to limit themselves and ask for a resume that can be used for a variety of roles. Unfortunately, generic resumes often are so diluted the reader is hard-pressed to determine how you are a good fit for a specific role. It is great to be a jack-of-all-trades – but it is rare that a job posting calls for…

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Not on LinkedIn? Dispelling 3 Common Arguments So You Don’t Miss the Boat

Not on LinkedIn? Dispelling 3 Common Arguments So You Don’t Miss the Boat

Launched just 11 years ago in May of 2003,LinkedIn today is a career tool equally (some will argue more) important to a resume and critical to maintaining a competitive edge. Whether you are looking for work, looking to network, looking to better position yourself or your company, LinkedIn is the place to be. From a networking and best practices sharing perspective – I would argue…

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