Update Your Resume Month

Is your resume ready for that next great opportunity? If a recruiter or prospective employer called with an interesting opening, would you be poised to seize the moment? You can answer “yes” to these questions ONLY if your resume is already in great shape and simply needs a quick update with your latest achievements. In […]

One of the key principles I am constantly preaching to my clients is that when it comes to resumes and LinkedIn profiles, more is not really more. Less is emphatically more in these arenas. You can see this clearly in the resume achievement makeovers below. I’ve pulled resume bullets and paragraphs from random resumes and […]

Like most Executive Resume Writers, I am constantly on the hunt for evidence of emerging resume writing trends and best practices. How else can we stay ahead of incessant shifts in the market? Enter Career Thought Leader’s Global Brainstorming Day. This annual event brings together hundreds of resume writers from around the world to name […]

Well, I did it. I achieved 4 of my biggest personal and business goals this year. Only took 10 months, but I did it. Early in 2011, I decided I wanted to achieve 4 things in my executive resume writing/career coaching business this year: Complete a top-notch resume writing certification. Although I possess nearly 30 […]

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:   […]

In a Wetfeet.com blog post this week, blogger Denis Wilson summarized the increasing value employers place on candidate emotional intelligence (EI).  As Wilson noted, more and more employers are evaluating candidate emotional intelligence formally with assessments. Why is this important? Personality has long been the #1 reason employers hire candidate A over candidate B – […]

I recently partnered with 6FigureJobs.com to review member resumes, so I’ve been spending every spare moment lately assessing the backgrounds and work histories of mid-career professionals and executives. In and of itself this is nothing new for me, but the volume is certainly more intense. What’s remarkable about seeing so many resumes now & throughout […]

“Why are resume services so expensive?”  I hear that question at least once a day.  Resume prices vary dramatically, of course, but here are some typical price ranges: If you’re a young professional or new college grad you will likely see resume/cover letter packages ranging from about $150 & up. If you’re not in management […]

If you’re currently employed, how much is it worth to you to remain so?  How much is it worth to you to gain reemployment as quickly as possible should you lose your job unexpectedly? If you’re currently unemployed, how much is it worth to you to land a job sooner rather than later?  How much […]

Looking for a bargain? Here are two: For New Clients: Order a new resume and cover letter package by September 30, 2007 and receive a 25% discount on your order.To get started, request your free Executive Resume & Cover Letter Review. For Current or Past Clients: September is National Update Your Resume Month and to […]