I know that it is significantly easier to identify a good resume than to write one because communication, public relations and human resources executives trust me to prepare their personal marketing materials. There are many aspects to a quality resume, 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 →
The appearance of your resume can make or break its chances of being read by a recruiter or hiring manager. Does it scream that you are trying too hard, not trying hard enough or simply that you have a lackadaisical Continue reading →
I spoke with someone recently who confessed that he’d given up looking. There’s a huge difference between giving up an unrealistic dream and becoming complacent in a position that pays well but fails to satisfy.
Not only does applying online feel like you’re sending your electronic transmissions into a black hole, recruiters aren’t crazy about the impersonal process either. And that’s why social networking has become so important. In years past, recruiters reviewed hard copies Continue reading →
Awhile back I had a client with an in-depth marketing background and a stable career history that was desperate to make a change. We spoke about 6 weeks into her job search process and she related that although she had Continue reading →
Stop hiding behind your computer and take a chance.
It’s incredibly easy to fall into the norm of online job search. Select some industry specific websites, a few associations you belong to, and don’t forget Monster and Career Builder, the Continue reading →
Having experience in a wide range of fields and industries shows your ability to learn, grow and accept new challenges. Hoping that an employer will know what to do with you, however, can be problematic unless you carefully target your Continue reading →