I’m often asked to review resumes candidates have developed for themselves and have noticed a disturbing trend – photos! Employers of any size must comply with EEO laws, so photos on resumes are absolutely taboo unless you’re
“Tell me about yourself” are some of the first words you can expect a recruiter to say. How do you respond? Do you tell the recruiter what you expect from the job or do you tell a compelling story that Continue reading →
One of the many valuable things I learned at the Career Thought Leaders Conference in Baltimore last April was that the candidate recruitment system is broken. This wasn’t really news to those of us who work with job-seeking clients, the Continue reading →
Potential clients frequently ask me about my “success rate.” This is a hard question to answer accurately because I have no control over what a client does with the materials I create and many clients simply do not follow up Continue reading →
I work with a fair amount of candidates that hope to find work based on not wanting to “limit” themselves. Consequently, the resumes they expect me to produce will have no focus and no clear message that conveys: this is Continue reading →
Just like athletes benefit from a knowledgeable and supportive coach, a career professional or executive can benefit from partnering with a coach that helps to clarify options and overcome limiting attitudes and behaviors to reach goals.
We’ve all heard that “time is money.” Challenged to give a brief talk on time management recently, I looked up the Barnes & Noble website to discover the number of titles on the topic: 6,751. That’s amazing, because I have Continue reading →
Here’s a well-kept secret. Less than 1 percent of U.S. employers have more than 500 employees. The majority of our nation’s jobs are offered by employers with less than 99 employees. In my 20+ years as a professional resume writer Continue reading →