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  Commonly Misused Words on Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Oct, 2015
Under the pressure of writing a clear, concise resume, job seekers often assume that they know how to use and spell words that they read every day of their lives. That assumption can cost them an interview if they make a mistake; hiring managers and recruiters are very rigid about rejecting resumes with mistakes. Here are six words that are commonly misused in resumes and some guidelines on how to use them correctly. Comple...
 
  6 Rules for Using Acronyms in Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2015
In these blog posts, you will find many occasions when I have mentioned the danger of including too many acronyms in your resume without defining them. It is easy to assume that “everyone” knows what an acronym means, only to discover that the acronym has an entirely different meaning in another company—or even in another division. A resume loaded with acronyms is difficult to read even by someone who knows exactly what you me...
 
  The Essence of Job Searching with Social Media
by Joshua Waldman - Sep, 2015
Last night a light bulb went off during my hands-on 2 hr workshop. The workshop started off as usual. Introductions. LinkedIn, personal branding ninja techniques, getting to Google’s first page. And just as we were about to get into Twitter…Time ran out! I realized that I’m giving out A LOT of information. Way too much for just 2 hours. Instead of raising the price, or cutting the amount of content I’m giving away, I dec...
 
  In Job Search Communications, Taglines Work for You!
by Thea Kelley - Sep, 2015
Getting a job is a matter of marketing communications. You have a product to sell – your skills – but you have a lot of competition. You need to be able to very quickly, clearly and memorably communicate what differentiates you. That’s your brand. A tagline is a one-liner that instantly conveys your professional brand. “How would I use a tagline in my job search?” Use it in your resume as a headline or in the summa...
 
  Recruiter’s Radar–Be On It!
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2015
As an executive, whether you’re trying to advance in your career, find a seat on the board, or transition to another new position, knowing how to capture the attention of executive recruiters is an important part of your search strategy. Executive search firms often receive hundreds of CVs and resumes for every vacancy they have on file, so how you prepare is very important. Bear in in mind that their primary obligation...
 
  What do you need a career coach for
by Thea Kelley - Sep, 2015
If you're in career transition there are many ways a good job search coach / career coach can help you get the job you want, faster than you would on your own. Time is money, so the investment in expert help can more than pay for itself. How can you use a career coach? Overcoming your unique job search challenges. Nearly everyone faces some kind of difficulty in their job search. Are you: Trying to break into a...
 
  Testimonials and Your Resume
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2015
Testimonials in your resume—or on LinkedIn or similar social media sites—puts you steps above competitors. Testimonials that focus on your skills and accomplishments highlight your potential as an employee. When choosing testimonials, you are looking for: ◾Short testimonials. It may be tempting to include long-winded accounts of your skills, but it’s important to choose quotations that are brief and pointed, to inc...
 
  The NEW Breed of Executives Calls for a Different Kind of Resume
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Sep, 2015
Globalization with company expansions into developing countries and the C-suite’s embrace of social media marketing as an asset to a company’s reputation has modernized and stretched the definition of the executive role. As a result, many executives are finding it increasingly difficult to write a ‘focused’ resume. The answer? It is time for a fresh perspective on the executive resume. Thankfully, the traditional resume wit...
 
  Resume Enlightenment: The “Oh My” Moment
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2015
What was your “oh my” moment—the moment when you realized that you needed a professional resume writer? For a management trainee who wanted to move into a managerial position, that moment occurred when an interviewer wanted to know what he meant by “sense background.” The word was supposed to be “science,” but his spell-checker changed a misspelling (“scence”) to “sense.” A director of programs and projects realized that...
 
  Resume Tips V: Giving Yourself Credit
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2015
I have a friend who is conversational in three languages. That impresses me no end. But when she showed me her resume, I was surprised to find that she never mentioned her talent in languages. As a professional resume writer, one of my tasks is to help job seekers recognize hidden talents that actually have very high value for companies. My friend made four statements that I have heard over and over again from job seekers who...
 
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