Are you still clinging to the idea of starting your resume with an objective? You know the kind: “Position utilizing my extensive background in technology sales and marketing.” Or maybe: “Growth-oriented technical sales position in a well-established company.”
Stop! Please! These are painful.
I hate to tell you this, but you’ve just put your intended audience (potential employers) to sleep!...
Marshmallow fluff is a pretty delectable treat. Simply sweet and adds height and volume to a scrumptious ice cream sundae… However, you do not want fluff in your resume. Keep it strictly for your ice cream sundaes. How do you know if you have fluff in your resume?
To start, if you are listing tasks, initiatives or areas of responsibility on your resume, but you do not have accomplishments corresponding to the...
One of our recent interview coaching clients expressed to us how she believes ageism was preventing her from landing a job.
So, she hired us to help her beat ageism in her interviews.
She wanted to outshine the millennials (aka beat the kids).
Okay! I'm game....
We learned that she was reaching out to her vast network, all on her own, to find people at companies where she wanted to work.
She had been landing...
This post was contributed by Andy Duchow, a freelance copywriter/resume writer. Find him at http://resumesbyandy.weebly.com/
If you’re anything like me (and many of your fellow job seekers) you’re good at selling yourself short. You may not even realize it. Years of freelance hustle and direct sales copywriting have for the most part cured me of my tendency to downplay my accomplishments. And while I can’...
Resume faux pas can really cost an executive the interview. Simply put, at this stage in the game you should know how to write a killer resume, but there’s so much confusion out there that even the most experienced professionals fumble.
Avoid the following executive resume mistakes and you’ll be way ahead of the game.
Using a photo.
There are only two kinds of positions that traditionally require photos on...
It is all about results. I’ve written extensively about the importance of developing a compelling resume filled with accomplishments and results rather than job responsibilities.
Beyond just a listing of your job history with a few educational details thrown in, an accomplishment-focused resume will help you make the case that you are the solution to the needs of your target employer. The best resumes prove your pote...
I am a huge advocate of networking with new contacts and existing connections to land your next job.
Studies from CareerXRoads, JobVite and SHRM and others show networking to be the most effective way to get hired.
However, that does not mean a job seeker should ignore job boards in conducting their job search.
There is a right way – actually I’ve listed six right ways, and one wrong way to use job boards,...
Q. I’m applying for my first senior level (director) position. I want my resume to show that I’m ready for the challenge. How do I do that?
A. Good for you for recognizing that your resume must match expectations for a senior level position. When you are listing your skills, make sure that you feature leadership, financial (profit and loss), strategy, and talent development skills. At this level, no one is inter...
Whether you are a seasoned executive or a manager with an eye set on elevating to an executive level role, you need to be aware of how the below resume writing tips impact the effectiveness of your job search.
1. Profile section.
According to Dummies.com, “A career summary [profile] section should be a descriptive selling point distilled from your past accomplishments to emphasize your future value to the potential...
This 1 #SMH mistake does not discriminate.
Executives. Professionals. Entry-level. Corporate.
Marketing. Finance. Scientific. Law. IT.
This 1 #SMH mistake is committed by everyone at all levels from all walks of life every day.
I see this error daily.
All. The. Time.