Tag Archives: Branding


Why You Can’t Skip Out on Online Branding During your Job Search

Why You Can’t Skip Out on Online Branding During your Job Search

Targeting that executive and C-suite role often requires a solid online reputation. Why? Many recruiters now use social media to find and vet candidates, and decision makers often scour the web for proof that you are who you say you are, and know what you say you know. Building a personal brand takes time and a bit of patience. An online brand should supplement any…

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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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Phone Not Ringing? Maybe Your Resume Doesn’t Answer These Three Questions

It’s been said before – your resume has between six and 20 seconds to get past that initial skim read and into the “keep” pile for a second, deeper read. In fact – the first “read” is really a misnomer because it is actually a scan designed to quickly answer several key questions. If you’re not getting a call back after submitting your resume for…

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Overcome Age Discrimination with Techniques that Make your Resume Timeless

Overcome Age Discrimination with Techniques that Make your Resume Timeless

Despite a wealth of expertise, the shifts in the post-recession employment together with the impact of technology on hiring practice discourage many job seekers in the 50+ age demographic. The good news? There are several techniques to make your resume “timeless” and ensure the reader has no sense of how old or young you are. A timeless resume allows the reader to focuses on achievements…

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Five Steps to a Resume that Can Overcome a Short Attention Span

Five Steps to a Resume that Can Overcome a Short Attention Span

No doubt about it – people spend less time than ever reading resumes. Somewhere between six and 20 seconds depending on who you ask. Thanks to online submissions, hiring makers receive more resumes than ever before and thus have less time to devote to each. Make sure your resume contains these, and you’ll get your value across in no time: #1 Career Title: Just like…

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Give Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

Give Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

No one looks for jobs in the paper anymore. Why use a resume designed for that era? A resume up-to-date in terms of career history but out of date style-wise is a sure fire way to not get a call back. Below are six techniques I use to get a resume up to speed: #1 Lose the home phone Today’s resumes usually include just one…

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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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TICK TOCK…Five Steps to Get Your Resume Past that Six-Second Skim Read

TICK TOCK…Five Steps to Get Your Resume Past that Six-Second Skim Read

According to a resume eye tracking study published by The Ladders in 2012, recruiters spend about SIX seconds before they make an initial “fit/no fit” decision. Read more about the study but  the bottom line is you don’t have a lot of time to make that first great impression critical to getting a second deeper look or ideally an interview. By following these basics you…

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