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Are You Resume Ready?

A former colleague calls you out of the blue and invites you to lunch. After some catching up, they tell you about a great opportunity with their company. Excitement and adrenaline course through you. This is the break that you’ve been waiting for. Then your friend asks for your resume and suddenly doubt creeps in. […]

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Destroy Your Resume!

Get out the scissors, shredder or trash receptacle. The resume that you know is gone! Do I have your attention? Good. Then let’s get to work. Stop trying to turn your resume into a copied template of someone else’s craftsmanship. Stop trying to make it look like every other resume that’s out there. Instead, go […]

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Avoid Interview Flatlining: Tips for Demonstrating Interest and Energy

A colleague of mine recently confessed to “falling asleep” while interviewing a candidate. According to this seasoned Human Resources director the candidate lengthily droned on in a monotone voice luring her into a trance. Though embarrassed by her own lack of professionalism, the director crossed the candidate off her list of potentials citing “lack of […]

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Resumes and Employee Retention—Is There a Correlation?

This may seem like an odd correlation, but there is a direct connection between designing a resume and employee retention. Typically, the resume is the first reason a disgruntled or frustrated employee will reach out to me for career coaching. Their intent is typically to leave the organization or team because they are frustrated with […]

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Is Your Resume One Sided?

I’m not talking pages here, I’m talking perspectives. Resumes that are “one sided” are only directed to one particular position or field and are targeted to land you the position. And yes, this is a good thing. Sure, you still may need a broader resume to use in a pinch, but a one-sided or targeted […]

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What’s Your Resume Worth?

When it comes to developing a resume, it’s an investment. Money and time are two investments that are mandatory for any successful resume. There’s no way to get around these investments but there are ways to ensure that your resume is worth the results. Money. Many people hire resume writers and this is an investment. […]

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Resume or Job Search—Which Comes First?

When you’re considering a career change, your first instinct may be to create a resume. After all, you already have a job, so you know how to find one. Or do you? Are you missing out on awesome opportunities because you’re already jumping into the resume without prepping for a job search? The old adage, […]

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