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Lame-O Excuse Makers Need Not Apply


excuse makers need not applyI’m pretty easy going.

I’m accepting of all kinds of people and walks of life.

I’m a “live and let live” kinda girl…

But nothing pisses me off more than a lame-o excuse maker playing a blame game.

I do my best to filter these people out and not let them hire us or buy my stuff.

Or even get my free materials.

Even the free stuff is deserving of worthy, hardworking, appreciative people who are going to put it to use.


I filter these people out since lame-o excuse makers don’t take action and blame everyone else for their lot in life.

And I don’t want to be next.Continue Reading…

Does Your Resume Look like Tom Brady’s College Grad Resume from 1999?


does your resume look like tom brady's college grad resumeA few weeks ago football star Tom Brady posted his resume, from when he graduated college, on Facebook. The resume dated back to 1999 just before he’d been picked up in the NFL draft and would go on to make history. I was asked to provide commentary on the resume by eFinancialCareers immediately after it was posted.

What immediately struck me as I looked at Brady’s resume from back then, is that unfortunately college career center resumes still look the same! I see week after week, my clients send me their college child’s resumes from respectable schools, and they resumes still look like Brady’s from 1999. In fact, they haven’t changed much in 15 years! These young adults are entering the job market with outdated resumes and it is contributing to them being under- and unemployed, which adversely affects their lifetime earnings….Tragic!

I share this story because it brings up another observation…I have working professionals and executives send me their resumes for review on a regular basis. More often than not, my first comment is, “Is this the resume you had from graduating college and you have just added your experience to it?” And the answer is often, “yes.”

You must update your resume periodically. What worked for you 10 – 20 years ago isn’t going work now. Times change and the same applies for resumes. Below you’ll find some reasons why it’s time to update your resume to a progressive style and/or arm your college grad child with the most effective career marketing documents to ensure their lifetime earnings potential has the strongest start.Continue Reading…

6 Signs You Are Suffering From Job Search Paralysis


job search paralysisWhether it has been 10 years or 10 months since you have looked for a new executive position, you are finding it to be a much different and much harder experience than the last time you looked for a new job. You’ve done everything in your power to learn about social media and the online job hunt. Unfortunately, you’re still hearing crickets and you are getting nervous.

Use our guide below to determine whether or not you’re suffering from job search paralysis.Continue Reading…

Performance Appraisal Time? Update Your Resume at the Same Time

Performance Review. Employee Performance Evaluation. Self-Assessment. It goes by many names, but that time of year to evaluate your performance has arrived. There are arguments made from two camps that justify and nullify the purpose of doing performance reviews, but I say there are two main purposes to capitalize on this corporate event:

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