An Applicant Tracking System, or ATS, is the screening software used by recruiters and HR professionals to weed out resumes that don’t match the jobs they’re looking to fill: Can your resume pass this technology test and make it to a human hiring influencer? Here’s some quick DOs and DON’Ts to creating a resume that […]
Convert Your Resume From Responsibilities to Results
Times have changed. Have you changed your attitude to career management, and the way you sell yourself as a candidate?
Santa on Snapchat? Because it’s 2015!
Even Santa Claus needs to stay current with his executive resume, and so do you!
Are There Cobwebs on Your Resume?
Knowing the current trends in resumes and career management is always a good investment of time.
Proofread Your Resume
You only get one chance to impress. Failure to proofread could be your executive career downfall.
A Resume Should Sell You, Not Your Company or School
Are you emphasizing the wrong details on your resume? Read this post to find out.
Does Your Resume ID Section Make An Impact?
The key details to include at the top of your executive resume.
How to Portray a Failed Business on Your Resume
If you’re seeking employment after a failed business attempt, here are my suggestions for your resume.
What’s the Difference Between a Resume and a Bio
What is a bio and why do you need one?
Resume Writing: The Projective Section
Does your resume still have an Objective section? Get with the times and try this instead.
5 Phrases You Never Want to Use in a Resume
Make the best impression on career influencers by avoiding these outdated phrases in your resume.
Top 5 Signs You Need to Update Your Resume
If you’re not getting any interviews, your resume is not fine. Get some advice, get some help, and make a change!
On a Resume, White Space is Wasted Space
As a professional resume writer, I only have 11”, 22” or 33” (1, 2 or 3 pages) to sell my clients, which I do by clearly, succinctly and powerfully telling their career story. It can be very challenging to fit it all in, especially for a senior executive with 30+ years of experience. Resume real […]
Choosing the Best ATS Keywords: Is Your Resume Scannable?
When you write a resume today, you have to make sure it can be read by two different audiences: the traditional human eye and an automated tracking system (ATS). Human resource professionals and executive recruiters use this scanning technology to scan and store a high volume of resumes based on industry- and functional-specific keywords. The […]
Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer? The 98% versus 2% Equation
Many people often question the financial investment of hiring a professional resume writer, but let’s look at this from a cost versus benefit advantage. According to Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts, “98% of job seekers are eliminated at the initial resume screening and only the ‘Top 2%’ of candidates make it to the […]
Choosing the Best Format for Your Resume
The format of your resume creates the first impression about you, even before the hiring manager or recruiter has read one word of your text. First impressions count! The wrong format creates a negative tone in those first crucial seconds, when the whole idea is to create positivity, engagement and excitement. While there are three […]
I love my job as a resume writer. I get to help people and make them shine in times of stress. I can turn a negative into a positive and make my clients feel so uplifted and ecstatic. Without lying or embellishing, I can make anyone look good. In fact, I have one of the […]
How to Start and Maintain a Brag Book of Career Achievements
When you’re in career transition, your resume must tell a compelling, striking and resonating story based on your history of accomplishments. Unfortunately, as time passes, you’ll be less likely to remember examples that date back to the 90s, 80s or earlier. What is a brag book? A brag book is a collection of career stories […]
How many resumes do you have?
Often controversial among those in career transition is the number of professional resumes that should be marketed. What is agreed is the fact that a resume must be professional, straight forward, free of typos, factual and contain impressive and quantifiable results which can be clearly relayed by sharing a situation, task, action and result. Employers […]
Online Profiles and Professional Resumes
For those currently managing a senior executive career, it is agreed that a professional online presence is a necessary requirement for a successful career in 2012. Professional profiles on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook Pages are without a doubt the absolute minimum necessary to establish your online presence. Authentic, genuine, transparent; these are the key attributes […]