The question today is do you put dates on a resume? There are many different opinions on this, but let me give you my professional opinion right now, after working with people, writing their resumes for 26 years, it varies. There’s nothing written in stone. We are in the COVID recession, where there is plenty […]
Can you use colour on your resume? Today’s topic is can you use color on your resume? Yes, you can, but like everything, in moderation. Don’t create your resume in full colour. Use it strategically. Colour or bolding is created to emphasize something. Stay with one color throughout your resume. Choose a colour that represents […]
Are you on LinkedIn? If not you’re committing career suicide. LinkedIn can bring huge value to your career management. Let me explain, let me give you three tips. You need to address right today. Number One You need to go and look at your LinkedIn URL. If it’s got numbers and letters after your name, […]
A resume is a very particular document. It’s a synopsis, it’s a summary of your career. It highlights your career in reverse chronological order talking about your soft and your hard, your personal brand, your accomplishments, and your education.
With only a few weeks to go before executing his most demanding annual project, Santa always performs an annual review of his resume.
It’s actually encouraged today to engage a resume writer. Executive recruiters and HR professionals encourage you to make that investment in your career. A good resume writer will help you shine above the competition.
Resumes, and CVS are remarkably interesting documents and they’ve evolved over the years…how many pages should they be?
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…to Get YOU the Interview Today’s question is about how to refresh your outdated resume for 2020 to get YOU the interview.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!