TO DATE OR NOT TO DATE: HOW TO KEEP ‘EM GUESSING

October 7, 2013

Why are dates needed on a resume?  What is the purpose of inserting dates into a resume? Dates are a measurement of time, an indicator of longevity and tenure spent at one job or series of roles for one employer.  Employers read resume dates as a gauge of commitment, stability and loyalty.  Dates often indicate […]

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IS MILEY CYRUS ‘EMPLOYABLE’?

September 27, 2013

Are you looking for a job?  Do you want to keep your current job?  Protecting your reputation is of great importance.  Or is it?                                                                                                HOW EMPLOYEES ARE LIVING REFLECTIONS OF COMPANY VALUES Employees tend to believe that once the workday is over and they are off the clock, their image belongs to them exclusively. Nothing […]

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From Home to Office: Adjusting Your Attitude, Attire, and Agenda

September 20, 2013

Returning to the workplace after having worked from home is not only an adjustment for you, but also for your co-workers. Undoubtedly, there will be one or two of your co-workers who may exhibit a peevish disposition when they are around you.  How can you win them over? Here are 5 Ways to Make Amends […]

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HOW ULYSSES S. GRANT CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR JOB SEARCH

September 17, 2013

LESSONS LEARNED FROM GRANT’S ‘WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN’ Ulysses S. Grant reached his goal, that of winning the Civil War for his commander in chief, against all odds, with resource allocation challenges, and in competition with an adversary who could out-gun, out-ride and physically out-last his Army. Grant’s troops were city dwellers who did not know how to ride […]

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WHAT EXACTLY ARE RESUME ‘KEY WORDS’?

September 10, 2013

‘Key words’ is a phrase that describes and defines skills that are crucial or ‘key’ to an applicant’s serious consideration for a job.  How you use words on your resume and LinkedIn Profile are essential to the presentation of your unique skills, accomplishments and experience.   Here are some tips on where to find,  how to use, […]

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HOW NOT TO WRITE A BAD RESUME

August 8, 2013

A Short Guide to Common Resume Writing Mistakes to Avoid WRITE AS FAST AS YOU CAN For a really bad resume, write your resume in a hurry. You will be sure to miss spelling errors, make mistakes related to your background and experience risking the impression of giving false or misleading information, omit skills and […]

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WHY HIRE ME TO BE YOUR RESUME WRITER

July 25, 2013

‘What makes you a resume writer?’  A question that gives me pause and goes to the heart of why I am a resume writer and job search coach.  Resume writing is my passion.  Writing a resume allows me to share in a client’s journey of self-assessment, introspection and re-discovery.  What inspires me to write is […]

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Is it a CV or a Resume?

March 20, 2013

By Holly Hereford Strike Jobs UK Is it A CV or A Resume? Did you know that a CV isn’t the same as a resume? Did you think it was just a different name? Well, turns out you may not be in the minority as many people assume that the only difference is the name depending on […]

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Is the Resume Faced with Extinction?

February 26, 2012

According to Jonathan Lister, LinkedIn’s Advertising Chief, it is. In an interview with the Business Insider, publication date February 23rd, Mr. Lister is quoted as saying he is going to destroy your resume! LinkedIn, together with Facebook and Twitter, form the social media trinity. Of the three, LinkedIn focuses more on professional networking and job […]

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Social Media Checklist for the Job Seeker

January 4, 2012

Question: Should organizations posting on Facebook be held accountable for the information contained on their sites? What do you think? And what would you do if you later discovered information you posted on Facebook was inexact? Many articles and blogs will advise you as to which social media to include in your job search kit […]

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