Whether or not to have a picture on your resume depends on where you are in the world. And remember that resume’s and CV’s content and format are always changing.
There are many reasons why you might have a gap in your resume or in your employment. Be open and honest and explain the reason why.
…to Get YOU the Interview Today’s question is about how to refresh your outdated resume for 2020 to get YOU the interview. If you’ve had a resume for a long time, 10 or so years, and never updated it, that is a huge mistake because like everything in this world, things change and resumes from […]
When you send your resume to an HR department or to an executive recruiter, rarely are they read. Here’s what happens and how to optimize your chances
The answer to this question is a resounding, ‘No’. If you include, ‘References Available Upon Request’, you are Instantly dating yourself. We have not put ‘References Available Upon Request’ on a resume for at least a decade. You should have your references typed up on a nice clean sheet, and you should give them to […]
Do you manage your career? Do you manage your finances? I suspect you probably manage your finances more than you do your career. So what is a resume? What is a CV? It’s your sales proposition. You only get one chance to talk about exactly who you are. One chance to sell YOU. A resume […]
Are you trendy with your resume? Trends change, resume formats change, and CV formats change all the time. You need to keep pace with the trends.
These are my top 5 resume tips: #1 No Typos It’s the first impressions that count. When you have a typo or a grammatical error, your resume will be tossed aside. Remember that you are in a competition. You want to constantly make yourself come out as number one. With today’s word processing systems like […]
ROI on a job search can be high if you are fully knowledgeable of the process but be aware that myths abound. Let’s debunk some of the top myths.
Is your name consistent across all your marketing collateral? If not, you have a problem. Read on to learn why you need to fix this.
With your experience, it seems like writing a resume that demonstrates your value would be easy, right? Unfortunately, writing a resume that resonates with hiring managers and sets you apart as a powerhouse in your industry can prove challenging. These tips can help you ensure your resume strikes a chord with hiring managers.
Your professional resume has a huge impact on the direction of your career. This document represents a potential employer’s single first impression. It is necessary to make sure it’s a good one. Making a faux pas creates a negative impression in the minds of hiring professionals and can severely impact your chance of getting the […]
Why Santa Claus updates his resume every year, even though he’s not actively looking for a new job – at least we hope not!
Use keywords to unlock the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and use your resume to get matched to your dream job!
We all know first impressions count and your resume will make or break your first impression. Of the thousands of resumes I’ve critiqued, 70% fail the scanning machinery. Even though they may be the perfect candidate, they’ve missed out on an opportunity. Don’t provide a decision maker with the opportunity to bypass you because your […]
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.
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.
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.
Is your employer taking advantage of your loyalty? Your loyalty to your current employer may cost you thousands in the long term.
Write your resume by the numbers! Learn what numbers add impact and weight to your resume.