Tag Archives: Career


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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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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Four Steps to a Spot-On & Compelling COO Resume

Four Steps to a Spot-On & Compelling COO Resume

Chief Operating Officers (COOs) are responsible for managing a company’s day-to-day operations and for transforming a company’s vision into an operational reality. A successful COO is one whose strategy yields tangible results. A well-crafted COO resume tells the reader how this was accomplished. In particular, a focus on Strategy, Results, Scope and Leadership will set the stage, tell the tale and impress. STEP 1: SHOW…

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Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

I don’t know about you but when I try something for the first time and get it wron, I need someone to point out what’s wrong AND tell me how to fix it! Hopefully, like minds will appreciate my quick fix list that includes common resume DON’Ts I often come across and some easy tips to turn them around: TOO LONG: There’s a lot out…

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Four Ways to Help Recruiters Find You on LinkedIn

Four Ways to Help Recruiters Find You on LinkedIn

As I mentioned in a previous post I learned a lot from the FAVAR Method of LinkedIn Profile Creation webinar I recently attended, which focused on how purchasers of LinkedIn Recruiter view profiles and search for qualified candidates. Much to my surprise, what you and I see when we view LinkedIn is in many ways quite different from the way accounts appear using this recruiting…

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Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Wall Street Journal blogger Amsale Aberra recently authored http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/08/25/why-now-is-the-time-to-start-a-business/ where she discusses today’s entrepreneurial market. Her post got me thinking about the challenges entrepreneurs face when presenting their experience in a resume. Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and they are hoping a return to Corporate America will provide stability and a steady paycheck. With the right…

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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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