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  • 4 Resume Mistakes Even Smart People Make - And How to Fix Them
    by Michelle Dumas - July 24, 2017
    Looking for a new job can be a daunting task! Sometimes it can feel like you’re simply banging your head against the proverbial brick wall. Knowing how to attract the right job involves more than just knocking on doors and saying, “Please hire me.” It involves a thoughtful approach, using proven methods for gaining attention for your resume from the right hiring managers. It also takes the willingness to unde...
  • Resume Secrets You Might Not Know
    by Georgia Adamson - July 17, 2017
    If you believe there are resume secrets hidden from you and you don’t know how to crack the code, this post is for you! Because. guess what: There are NO resume secrets–unless you believe a resume that will get you interviews is somehow mysteriously concocted by writers who have a pipeline into a well-protected Fort Knox of resume-writing secrets. Anyone Can Write a Resume, Right? Well, no. Or maybe yes, if w...
  • How To Improve Your Resume With 5 Easy-to-Make Resume Changes
    by Michelle Dumas - July 6, 2017
    Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or looking to re-enter it once again, your resume says a lot about you. A good one can mean the difference between landing the job and getting passed over. How to improve your resume is a question that every job seeker struggles with. Here you will learn some small resume writing changes you can make to improve your resume and enter the job market with style. Use ac...
  • Having Trouble Finding The Truth About Executive Resume Writing? Consider These Tips
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - June 30, 2017
    “Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder” ? Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom While concepts and strategies for building a hard-working executive resume abound, the absolute truth about executive resume writing is less clear. Some career experts suggest otherwise, admonishing fleshier resumes and advising you must write so tight that not only does the fat get chucked but a...
  • The Worst Resume Advice
    by Robin Schlinger - June 30, 2017
    A couple of years ago, I wrote The 10 Worst Resume Suggestions You Ever Received. It is time to update that list with a few more examples of the world’s worst resume advice for job hunters. Do not say anything that sounds like bragging. Then hope that companies will be awed by your lack of success, progress, and confidence. Fill your resume with acronyms so that hiring managers and recruiters are struck dumb with a...
  • Technology Advances And Job Search Change
    by Georgia Adamson - June 29, 2017
    If you still plan and conduct your job searches the same way you did 10-15 years ago, you probably aren’t getting the traction you used to back then. Some things never change, while others seem to change every time you turn around. If you don’t see the need for significant change in your job search plans or if you actively resist the idea of making changes, it’s important to understand one key fact: Change...
  • Beyond the Buzzwords: How Do You Show Soft Skills on Your Resume?
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - June 23, 2017
    Last week I was reading through LinkedIn’s recent 2017 Global Trends Survey and was intrigued to see that 35% of recruiters stated soft skills assessment as one of the leading factors affecting future recruiting trends. With a more competitive job market, employers are saying that culture fit and soft skills are becoming big game changers in the screening and hiring process. With this in mind, the challenge then beco...
  • Is Your Job Search Strategy Languishing? Start ANEW!
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - June 23, 2017
    The nuts and bolts of job search strategy in some instances have stayed the same for many years. For example, careerists still need … to have a great resume. to have a solid, focused resume cover or introduction letter. to know people who know people. In other instances, job search strategies have metamorphosed. For example, you must … 1. Have more than a resume chronology. Your resume must tell...
  • Last Minute Resume - It's A Bad Idea!
    by Georgia Adamson - June 23, 2017
    You get a phone call or an email from someone who urgently needs your resume to submit for a great but time-limited job opportunity. Fantastic! Except for one problem–you haven’t updated your resume in at least 10 years. So you quickly throw together an “updated resume” that you figure will do for the time being and send it off. HUGE mistake! Last-Minute Resumes: Why They’re a BAD Idea Fi...
  • My Little Bit of Fun with a Resume Troll
    by Lisa Rangel - June 22, 2017
    In today’s political climate we have no shortage of trolls. The topic does not matter. The side you are on does not really matter either. Diverse, equal opportunity trollage is ever present. Make trolling great again! Well, my little resume writing company is no different as we have our share of trolls. Recently there was a good one. Meet Charles Snell. No, I am not outing him – he trolled m...