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Is Your Resume Readable on Mobile Devices?

 

resume readable on mobile devicesJust when you think the resume is outdated or no longer serves a purpose, it is resurrected with new life and new purpose – assuming it ever really died in the first place.

What is the new-to-you-because-it-really-isn’t-new resume purpose?

Ensuring your resume can be read on mobile devices.

When I was a recruiter, I used to look at resumes in 2008 via email on my chunky Samsung phone (Man, I loved that phone. I miss it… such a good little chunky phone).

I first wrote about making sure your resume was mobile device ready in 2012.

Yet here we are in 2017 and I have many people tell me they never thought of it.

What difference will having your resume mobile ready make?

Let me have ChamTriber Jonathan tell you:

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Frequently Asked LinkedIn Profile Questions Answered

 

LinkedIn Profile questionsI get it. You haven’t needed a LinkedIn profile for most of your career.

You have been recruited, sought after, promoted or your friend recommended you for your current job.

But now you find the promotions harder to get.

More competition for the interviews – even if you are recommended to the company by your buddy.

Interviews are not as automatic.

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Common (But Important) Resume Questions Answered

 

resume-questionsI get it. You haven’t needed a resume for most of your career. 

You have been recruited, sought after, promoted or your friend recommended you for your current job.

But now you find the promotions harder to get.

There is more competition for the interviews – even if you are recommended to the company by your buddy.

Interviews are not as automatic.

And your resume is now more important.Continue Reading…

5 Common Executive Resume Mistakes That Could Cost You an Interview

common executive resume mistakesNot knowing how to properly format your executive resume can easily cost you an 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.

Five of the most common mistakes are: Including a photo, not having a title, not using numbers, using outdated formatting, and leaving out action verbs. Avoid those key mistakes by following the tips below for your executive resume and you’ll be way ahead of the game (and your competition!):
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Make Your Skeleton Dance to Nail Your Next Interview

 

make your skeleton dance nail your next interviewDo you fear being asked about the rocky performance you had in your last or current job on the next interview?

Did you have a less-than-favorable relationship with your CEO recently and you are dreading the interviewer asking the “tell me about how well you worked with your boss” question?

Unsure how to handle the skeletons in your closet?

I say take it out of the closet and make it dance….

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Resume Transparency – Telling the Truth to Land Your Next Job – Tools to Help


I had a client ask me, “I have a 3+ year gap on my resume where I left a stable, awesome Corporate America job to pursue freelance work and to research starting my own business. I discovered I want to go back to a position at a firm versus be on my own. I recently had a recruiter tell me to find a friend who is a small business owner that will vouch for my gap saying I did my previous profession at their firm, so I have continuity. He said it will be difficult for you to find a job having done your own thing. Should I lie?”Continue Reading…

Yes, The Traditional Resume Is DEAD


This is an answer I provided to a question recently posed to me by a client. What? Huh? Yes, I am a Resume Writer and Job Search Coach and I am telling you the traditional resume is dead. He had a beautifully written, task-oriented, result deficient, non-branded, visually uninspiring resume that was completely devoid of technical search terms and vibrant character that would allow him to be found by a hiring manager who would beContinue Reading…

Building on Small Victories

Written by Lisa Rangel, Executive Resume Writer

Thank you for reading my blog. I debated whether to make this my first blog post, but I strongly feel sharing this experience will help someone else. That is this only reason I started to write this blog: to help someone else.

I started working with a new job search client a few weeks whom seemed very overwhelmed—more than the norm that I see in my work. She was thinking of Continue Reading…