Career advice can be topical and fleeting, good until the next best idea comes along. Because networking can be intimidating and stressful for many of my clients, I offer a few simple tips that are enduring, flexible networking strategies they can use for their entire careers. Once they become habits, you can supplement with additional […]
As a professional resume writer for over 20 years, I’ve given thousands of resume critiques, and every day, I continue to be astounded by the lack of attention to grammar, spelling, and language from clients at every level. Check out some of these bloopers I have encountered over the years.
Do you know how to create an effective cover letter? This article talks about the 5 different types of cover letters and when to use them.
A resume takes you from takes you from today backward. A cover letter takes you from today forward. So many people are unaware of the impact you can deliver in a one page succinct and enticing cover letter. There are five main types of cover letters, each addressed to a different audience.
Use a simple formula to know exactly what to say when asked to “Tell me about yourself!” in a job interview, or anywhere else for that matter!
A resume is about marketing yourself, sharing with the reader the impact you made to each employer, and the potential impact you will make a future employer. It all begins with a STAR story.
Part of managing your own career is personal branding. When is the last time you audited your brand?
My philosophy on career success today is that you should network, network, and network. Networking failure today, in my view, as a career management professional, can be a career inhibitor. Because of social media, there are many new avenues for you to network online, as well as offline.
LinkedIn is supposed to be a great tool in a job search. What exactly are hiring influencers searching for in your profile?
Are you in charge of your career? I suspect not, and you know what? You’re not alone. Here are five thought-provoking tips that will help you define your career goals, advance your career, and make you an employable and enticing candidate.
You only have a few seconds to make a great first impression, and your body language speaks loudly!
Uncomfortable about negotiating a salary or a raise? You aren’t alone, here’s some great tips!
Here’s the 5 pieces of career advice I wish every client understood from their first job to their last. There may be plenty of advice that’s more specific to a particular job, organization, industry, or issue, but these are the ones that leave some of my clients with lasting regrets. You only get one life. […]
Networking – A former colleague and friend reaches out to tell you they’re in the market for a new job. Wondering what you can do that’s useful? Here’s a list of ten ways to help your network contacts when they’re looking for a new job.
All of your skills and career buzzwords need to be on your resume. Neither the software that analyzes resumes, nor the human hiring influencers, are going to give you an interview for a job requiring skills you don’t list…no matter how obvious those skills might be to you.
The best career advice I have ever received? Manage yourself.
Are you looking for a job and anticipating a job offer after a great interview? Don’t press pause on your job search!
You are in charge of managing your own career, not your employer. Want to know more? The ABC’s of career management can help!
Is your employer taking advantage of your loyalty? Your loyalty to your current employer may cost you thousands in the long term.
Summertime is the perfect time to dive into managing your career!