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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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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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Resume Specialist reminds job seekers that much of what they need to land a role they learned back in kindergarten

All I Ever Needed to Know About Job Searching I Learned in Kindergarten

There’s a lot out there when it comes to job searching advice. As someone who pays their bills as a job search and resume specialist, I should know! From the ins and outs of applicant tracking software to navigating today’s online networking, today’s job hunting skills require an acceptance of technology’s prominent role throughout the process. Overwhelming? For many – YES. . . but I…

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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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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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Worried About a Career Gap? Angles to Consider to Position What You’ve Been Up to While Out of the Workforce

Worried About a Career Gap? Angles to Consider to Position What You’ve Been Up to While Out of the Workforce

As an executive resume writing consultant, I often work with clients understandably worried about how to overcome a gap in their career history. Whether you left the job market by choice or otherwise – my experience working with out-of-work clients has shown me they are usually anything but idle. The trick to minimizing a career gap is to position your activities completed during the gap-time…

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Hunting for an Executive Role? You’ll Need to Overcome these Resume-Writing Challenges

Hunting for an Executive Role? You’ll Need to Overcome these Resume-Writing Challenges

In my work as a resume writing consultant with executive clients, I find these leaders understand intuitively that their resume must appeal to high-level recruiters, leaders in the C-Suite and sometimes Board Members. They also grasp that they must show how they can solve a company’s business problems. Their biggest struggle? Addressing three top concerns voiced below using the techniques described. These will yield documents that…

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What to Keep (and Cut) When Crafting your Resume + LinkedIn

What to Keep (and Cut) When Crafting your Resume + LinkedIn

A first step for most DIY resume writers is to outline a list of all the jobs you’ve held since graduation. At some point, you quickly realize not all of your career history belongs.  I get calls all the time for people inquiring about resume and LinkedIn writing services, who come to me asking what should stay and what should go. The answer? IT DEPENDS. While…

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How to write an executive resume and launch a career change regardless of age.

You’re Never too Old (or Young!) to Launch a Career Change

I work with people both over and under the age of 50 who ask me for help on how to write an executive resume. 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…

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