Your best strategy is to be prepared: think ahead. The absolute worst time to write such a critical personal marketing document is when you see the job posting that was written with you in mind—or when you’ve just been terminated. Continue reading →
Once you’re armed with a resume that reflects your best professional self, what’s the next step? Most candidates will explore the online job boards to see what opportunities are posted there. They’ll continue to apply to jobs that aren’t an Continue reading →
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
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 →
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.
Many job seekers interrupt positive momentum during the holidays because they think that their efforts will be fruitless. Hiring managers are vacationing, they’re preoccupied, they have end-of-year-stuff to do and they aren’t at all interested in speaking with someone who Continue reading →
More than a few of my clients have come to me by way of a prior, unhappy online experience. When you select a resume writing “service” based on a fancy website, understand that you will likely not be getting a Continue reading →
The higher your target position, the more credibility you need to establish on your resume, cover letter and/or employment proposal. Highlighting job duties by using bullet points is a strategy often used—especially by entry-level employees—but this is a strategy that Continue reading →