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9 Practical Tips to Optimize Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile for the New Year

  The New Year is here! It is a crucial time of year to get your resume and LinkedIn profile updated, in sync and given to the right contacts to land your next job faster. Whether you are simply updating your achievements, beginning a job search or switching careers, it is advantageous to capitalize on […]

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Think Like a Hiring Manager When Writing Your Resume

  Most job seekers forget about the real reasons why they get hired. A candidate does not get hired to give the candidate a job. I would venture to say that most hires are not made for the overused reason of “providing a solution” to a company problem. As a leader, think about when you […]

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Common, But Unspoken, Resume Keyword Problems

  Everyone wants the magic set of keywords. Jim was no different. A successful Director of Marketing who has had a rough 7 months of job searching, despite a 21-year track record of impressive wins at equally impressive companies. “I think I don’t have the right keywords,” he told me. “Well, what job are you […]

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Make Your Skeletons Dance on Your Resume to Get the Interview

  Do you fear being someone is going to look at your resume and be horrified by your employment gaps? Did you have a less-than-favorable relationship with your CEO recently and now you have a short term job from leaving much earlier than you expected? On not-so-fabulous terms? Unsure how to handle the skeletons in […]

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Why Your Executive Resume Summary Title Should Be Bigger Than Your Name

  Here is an example of how I think differently than other resume writers. In a Resume Writer group I belong to on LinkedIn, a fellow writer, who I won’t name here, posted the following question: “I have been writing resumes for 15+ years and I have always made the person’s name on a resume […]

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Creating Job Stability in an Unstable World

  Brexit. Brazilian economy. Trump. Euro currency instability. African economic outlook. Asia-Pacific stock market. Up. Down. Way down. Way up. Yo-yo. Action. Reaction. Reaction to the reaction. Whatever your economic or political beliefs, I think we can all agree that today’s world is unpredictable. Some would even say unstable. When things are good, they can […]

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