If you believe there are resume secrets hidden from you and you don’t know how to crack the code, this post is for you! Because. guess what: There are NO resume secrets–unless you believe a resume that will get you interviews is somehow mysteriously concocted by writers who have a pipeline into a well-protected Fort Knox of resume-writing secrets.
Anyone Can Write a Resume, Right?
Well, no. Or maybe yes, i...
Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or looking to re-enter it once again, your resume says a lot about you. A good one can mean the difference between landing the job and getting passed over. How to improve your resume is a question that every job seeker struggles with. Here you will learn some small resume writing changes you can make to improve your resume and enter the job market with style.
“Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder”
? Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom
While concepts and strategies for building a hard-working executive resume abound, the absolute truth about executive resume writing is less clear.
Some career experts suggest otherwise, admonishing fleshier resumes and advising you must write so tight that not only does the fat get chucked bu...
A couple of years ago, I wrote The 10 Worst Resume Suggestions You Ever Received. It is time to update that list with a few more examples of the world’s worst resume advice for job hunters.
Do not say anything that sounds like bragging. Then hope that companies will be awed by your lack of success, progress, and confidence.
Fill your resume with acronyms so that hiring managers and recruiters are struck dumb wit...
Last week I was reading through LinkedIn’s recent 2017 Global Trends Survey and was intrigued to see that 35% of recruiters stated soft skills assessment as one of the leading factors affecting future recruiting trends. With a more competitive job market, employers are saying that culture fit and soft skills are becoming big game changers in the screening and hiring process.
With this in mind, the challenge then b...
You get a phone call or an email from someone who urgently needs your resume to submit for a great but time-limited job opportunity. Fantastic! Except for one problem–you haven’t updated your resume in at least 10 years. So you quickly throw together an “updated resume” that you figure will do for the time being and send it off.
Last-Minute Resumes: Why They’re a BAD Idea...
In today’s political climate we have no shortage of trolls.
The topic does not matter.
The side you are on does not really matter either.
Diverse, equal opportunity trollage is ever present.
Make trolling great again!
Well, my little resume writing company is no different as we have our share of trolls.
Recently there was a good one.
Meet Charles Snell.
No, I am not outing him – he trolle...
Q. During my career as an executive secretary, I have worked in four companies in different industries but my job duties have remained pretty much the same, as has my title. I love what I do, but how can I show progress in my career as I look for my next position?
A. When you are applying for an executive secretary position, the other candidates probably have skills, education, and responsibilities that are very similar...
A tweet floated by in my Twitter stream the other day reminding careerists that “the ONLY purpose of a resume is to get you that interview!”
I heartily disagree!
The resume is so much more! Following are 5 functions of the resume, beyond cinching the initial interview:
1. Equips Interview Conversations. BEFORE you ever deploy your resume to appeal to the potential interview, the process of unearthing yo...
Well in case you haven’t heard, video blogging (aka vlogging) is the next best thing in the world of social media. Video blogging is a creative way to showcase your brand and reflect your skills.
Creativity, entertainment value and communication style are what make video blogs successful. Look at videos on YouTube. You’ll find a plethora of online … most of which aren’t tied to a “blog.&rdq...