Tag Archives: job search strategies


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 While some job search truths from past decades still hold water, others are outdated.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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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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Does Your Resume Scream Y2K? 5 Quick Fixes for a Facelift

Does Your Resume Scream Y2K? 5 Quick Fixes for a Facelift

As a career management professional sought after for resume consultation guidance and expert writing, the majority of resumes that come my way are out of date from a formatting perspective and are tough to read online. Given that today’s hiring manager usually have no more than six to 10 seconds to spare per resume (15 to 20 seconds if they know you or received your…

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Is Your Executive Resume Up to Date or Out of Date?

I was honored to pen this featured guest blog on MFG.com that appeared earlier this month. Although this post targeted those in the manufacturing industry, many of these techniques can and should be embraced by job seekers across all industries. The text below is a reprint of “Modern Techniques to Help Your Manufacturing Resume Stand Out” published on April 7, 2016:  Whether satisfied in your role…

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Did Your Resume Enter a Black Hole? Maybe it Doesn’t Answer These 3 Key Questions

Did Your Resume Enter a Black Hole? Maybe it Doesn’t Answer These 3 Key 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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Ready, Set, Go! How to Test the Waters to See if There’s a Better Job Out There For You

Ready, Set, Go! How to Test the Waters to See if There’s a Better Job Out There For You

Dissatisfied with your current job? Suspect a new role may be just what you need? There’s no harm and no better way to find out than to test the waters! Who knows? There may be a different role out there that pays better, works better with your day-to-day life, has better perks, or is more personally fulfilling. If you haven’t looked for a job in…

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Does Your Resume Pass the Scan Test? Write it Like a Newspaper and it Will!

The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market. Given that the average reader spends between six and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as “resume scanning.” While the idea of scanning versus reading a resume may be terrifying – understanding where our eyes dart and making sure these areas include powerful verbiage can help your resume…

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