Resume Writing

Forbes Coaches Council

Professionals Can Take These 10 Steps To Land Their Dream Job

A January 5th, 2021 Forbes Coaches Council / Forbes Online article on “Landing Your Dream Job” prompted a response. I have included a link to the full article at the bottom, and the article introduction and my quote (#5) below. No matter how out of reach it might seem, most professionals have a dream job. …

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Forbes Coaches Council

No Formal Training? 14 Ways To Sharpen Skills Outside Of Work

A comment to a Forbes Coaches Council question on training and career development outside of work was featured in a December 23rd, 2020 Forbes Coaches Council / Forbes Online article. I have included a link to the full article at the bottom, and the article introduction and my quote (#7) below: While employers often stress …

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Need Work

Getting Constant Rejections in Your Job Search?

Assumptions that individuals make during a job search, particularly when it comes to rejections, are rarely true. We second guess ourselves because of perceived failure. Below, I offer a more accurate assessment of what is often occurring, and a few tips to overcome it when the issue is one you can rectify.  1) The organization interviews candidates …

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What is a Waste of Space, Unprofessional or Inappropriate on Your Resume?

What is a Waste of Space, Unprofessional or Inappropriate on Your Resume?

I found the above picture yesterday in a search for graphics, and it immediately struck me as perfect for my article. While everyone writing their resume is doing so in earnest and with the best information they have, often the person writing it may have received bad resume advice from friends and family, used poorly …

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Proofing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Proofing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Proofing a resume or cover letter both for the writer or the numerous friends and family who often review, can be a daunting task. You want that document to be perfect. You’ve heard that one mistake could cost you a job. First, let’s do away with that myth. Thinking that someone is taking your one, two or three-page resume …

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Job Interview

Is the Resume Dead?

This was my recent answer on a Goggle+ thread as to whether the resume is dead: No, because the resume ultimately helps you to develop the information/data/verbiage to communicate your personal brand – essentially it is a marketing document and tool, no longer just static and non-interactive because of its multiple uses. From utilizing content …

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Resume Cloud

Lying on a Resume

Years ago, around 2006/2007, a survey was done by a large national media outlet on how many people admitted to lying on their resume – this was prior to the full economic meltdown. Answer – 83% admitted lying on a resume in the past! During a critiquing session at a career fair, I once had …

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