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LinkedIn’s New Look and What It Means for Your Profile

LinkedIn’s New Look and What It Means for Your Profile

LinkedIn changed its look a few months back. As someone hired for resume and LinkedIn professional services, I can attest to this fact: If you haven’t reworked your profile, whether or not you are actively job hunting, you run the risk of getting ignored by the recruiters and decision makers who scour the site regularly looking for talent. If your aim is to increase traffic…

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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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More Jobs with Stagnant Pay — What the Summer Jobs Report Means for You + How to Get Top Pay

More Jobs with Stagnant Pay — What the Summer Jobs Report Means for You + How to Get Top Pay

Hiring in the private sector is continuing its strong run and exceeded estimates with 222,000 jobs added in June alone. Despite a strong hiring market, however, wage growth grew a modest 2.5% — a rate unchanged from last year and still 1% below the pre-recession 3.6% average. Top resume companies and recruiters know this means competition is steeper than ever for top pay. Here’s how:…

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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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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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