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How Professional Development Can Open the Door to Career Change Without Breaking the Bank

How Professional Development Can Open the Door to Career Change Without Breaking the Bank

Professional development is often relegated to the back burner as something to be scheduled in when the timing is right and the funds are there to cover it. You expect someone to say “I need a professional resume” but it is rare to hear the words “I need professional development!” However, for those looking to make a career 180 (or perhaps a less drastic career…

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3 things executives who need assistance in writing a resume should know about standing out from the competition.

3 Things Executives Must do to Differentiate Themselves When Job Hunting in the Face of Tough Competition

For those looking to test the job search waters of seeking assistance in writing a resume, recent news reports are encouraging! Companies are adding jobs at a pace we haven’t seen in years, and private sector and small business hiring are on the rise. The bad news? While more companies will be looking to hire senior and C-suite executives, competition for roles with top perks and compensation will…

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How to Take a Calculated Risk, Rather than a Blind Leap, Before Making a Career Change

How to Take a Calculated Risk, Rather than a Blind Leap, Before Making a Career Change

While the old saying, “With no risk, there’s no reward,” holds true, as a career changer myself currently earning a living as an executive resume and LinkedIn writer, I’m a fan of calculated risks following homework and research. Based on my own career changes from previous careers as a corporate communications specialist, social worker and stay-at-home mom,  I can attest that the 6 steps below will help you to gain…

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Should You Outsource Your Career Marketing Or Go DIY?

Should You Outsource Your Career Marketing Or Go DIY?

Whether you are testing the waters, looking to make a career 180, struggling with job security, or miserable in your current role, the first step toward finding or changing jobs is a resume and, more often than not, an updated LinkedIn profile. As an executive career marketing documents writer specializing in resumes and LinkedIn profiles, I work with everyone from exceptional writers and communicators to…

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Career Change Often Occurs at a Crossroads – the True Story of My (unexpected!) Career Happiness

Career Change Often Occurs at a Crossroads – the True Story of My (unexpected!) Career Happiness

My mother always said when I complained about work – “If a job was the RIGHT work, the RIGHT hours, the RIGHT salary AND makes you happy – they wouldn’t call it WORK.” She was right – but I’ve since learned that shooting for 3 out of 4 can’t hurt! Who knows? You might get all 4! I know I did and am still pinching myself…

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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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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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Need to Keep Your Job Hunt Under the Radar? How to Interview When You Are Employed

Need to Keep Your Job Hunt Under the Radar? How to Interview When You Are Employed

Looking for a new job while you’re still at your current one? Not sure how to do both and afraid of doing the wrong thing and risking your current role? Although regarded as a resume consultant, I’m happy to share some points I’ve picked up along the way to make the process a little bit easier and (hopefully!) much less painful. Honesty Is The Best…

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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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