As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, I have provided thousands of free resume critiques for people interested to know if their critical document is competitive enough to entice the reader to call them for an interview. It constantly surprises me to see some of the typos and grammatical errors. Here are just a few of the blunders I have seen: […]
As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, I am privy to thousands of “wrong” resumes; those that will not get you the job interview you are seeking. The satisfaction I am able to enjoy in my career is having the expertise to “right” your resume and to make you stand out from the competition. Most of us will humbly agree that we are […]
Do you follow-up after your job interview?
Resumes and cover letters aren’t the only documents that could have a positive influence in securing your next career move. Follow-up letters after your job interview are just as important. They can position you in the drivers seat! As a Career Management Professional, I am constantly amazed at the number of people who don’t recognize the significance […]
Resume Writing Errors
There is no room for complacency in a resume. Thinking that you can get by with an inferior document, doesn’t work. First impressions count. First impressions last……….! If you have an outstanding resume formatted correctly with the ‘WOW’ factor minus any errors you will be going a long way to securing the reader’s attention. As […]
Job Search Tip #2
Make your resume look polished!! The ‘wow’ factor, and the look of your resume are direct reflections of you! Many employers and recruiters say that a clear, concise, accomplishment-based resume will not only secure more attention, it is more likely to get the candidate hired. A resume is not just ready to go because you have […]
Job Search Tip #1
Don’t be discouraged or offended when your resume merits little or no excitement from Recruiters. They are extremely busy and receive numerous resumes each day. Recruiters are employed to “Hunt Heads”. If they have a position that meets your expertize and background they will call you. They look for powerful, impressive, and result-driven […]
Winter has returned, albeit early. Yikes. What is that white fluffy stuff falling out of the sky? The Christmas season is being commercially forced upon us. The shops are packed full of enticing merchandize, and the television stations are showing endless advertisements pertaining to gifts. It’s hard to avoid the upcoming season. So, what about […]
Get Your Resume into the Right Hands.
Realize what can happen to a resume and cover letter saying “To whom it may concern”? To Human Resources personnel, this means that you didn’t take the time to find the name of the resume recipient. Of course, your resume may make it through the maze anyway, and someone may even read it. However, to […]
Key words sell you on your resume!
An important ingredient of a successful and enticing resume are keywords pertaining to your industry and function. As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, my task is to make my client stand out from the competition. I keep tabs on the latest keywords across all business sectors. One tool I find useful is available directly from […]
Do you want your resume to get noticed or not?
There are a plethora of free e mail addresses available on the Internet. As a Resume Writer, I see many foolish e mail addresses that will honestly diminish your chances of making you shine above the competition. A great, accomplishment-based resume damaged because of your address? I think not! “firstname.lastname@example.org”, or “email@example.com” are just two […]
Spell Check Your Resume
A recent survey finds a single resume typo can ruin job prospects. Oh my, how many times have I heard this statement? Too much! Did you know a massive eighty-four percent of executives recently polled by Office Team said it takes just one or two typographical errors in a resume to remove a candidate from consideration […]
Resume Writing 101
In short, a resume is a performance-based document. Future employers are hiring because you can save them money, boost productivity, enhance the bottom line, streamline operations and yes, eliminate personnel. Clearly state the actions taken and the achieved results based on the STAR technique: S – Situation T – Task A – Action R – […]
The Best Applicant Gets The Job!
So many people I network with at various events mention to me they are puzzled that they didn’t secure an interview for a particular job; they considered themselves the perfect fit! You many consider yourself the best applicant, but did you make yourself stand out from the competition with your resume? You might need to […]