How to Prepare Now for the Resume Update You’ll Need Later, Part 2

Last week I shared the first half of this article, filled with tips to help you prepare for the resume update you will eventually need. Here are more ideas to elevate your readiness: What Records to Keep Along with the data noted last week, you may also wish to keep copies of relevant work-related files […]

A client of mine recently landed a promotion. Forward-thinking by nature, he asked me what kind of information he should be stockpiling over the next year in preparation for a resume update when he needs one. Smart! What Information You’ll Need to Collect & Maintain Although preparing for a resume update is generally not as […]

There’s a reason we all remember “Show & Tell” from our pre-school and elementary days: 65% of us are visual learners, while the rest are a mix of auditory and kinesthetic learners (University of Alabama). Even when reading documents such as resumes and LinkedIn profiles, remembering to show, not tell is a critical strategy that […]

One of the hallmarks of executive roles is that they demand the ability to design and execute strategic plans. One of the hallmarks of executive resumes is that they showcase the candidate’s ability to design and execute strategic plans, while also highlighting the ultimate impact their strategies have on the company’s operations. One of the […]

Is your resume ready for that next unexpected opportunity? If a recruiter or prospective employer called with an interesting opening, would you be poised to seize the moment? If a friend forwarded a job posting to you that you immediately knew you had to throw your hat in the ring for, would your resume be […]

I confess I was an English nerd in high school, earning straight As on papers and tests and almost always knowing the answers to in-class questions. I was so used to top-shelf accolades that I was surprised in my senior year when I earned a B+ on an essay I had written. When I approached […]

What does yours say about you? Does your resume simply relate the basics – where you’ve worked and what you were responsible for? That’s not the story recruiters, HR professionals, and hiring managers want to read. What they want to read is the “brand” story that underlies and drives your career achievements to date: Why […]

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Colin Cuthbert of Ayers, an Australian firm. In it you will find a wealth of statistics and resume writing tips. A few of these are a little different here in the US, namely that recruiters may spend as little as 3 to 5 seconds on your resume before making […]

Does your resume capture the essence of your career story to date? Does it convey the impact that you’ve had on the employers you’ve worked for so far? Does it showcase your unique combination of achievements and skills? If not, then your resume is failing to promote the real you. While it’s important to tell […]