Your Resume’s Achievements: Do They Answer the Right Questions about Your Accomplishments?

About Cheryl Lynch Simpson

Cheryl is a Career, Job Search & LinkedIn Coach and Master Resume Writer. She has helped clients in >35 industries on 6 continents and has earned 24 global resume writing nominations and awards.

One of the hallmarks of DIY resumes is the frequent lack of relevant details throughout the document. This is a major problem when it comes to accomplishment statements which, by their nature, require precise details and context information.The challenge in restructuring your resume’s achievements, though, is to add more details – of the right kind […]

In the ever-increasing global market most of us are engaged in, old-school CVs are being replaced by detail- and key word-rich multinational resumes. Haven’t heard of multinational resumes? If you’re looking for work in one of the three situations outlined below, you’re likely to need one.CVs are often long documents which sketch out a candidate’s […]

When it comes to job searching, there are several tried-and-true ways to get your resume into a decision-maker’s hands. But which do you choose? That depends on several factors, from the types of roles you are pursuing to your targeted geographic areas to your industry and the amount of time you have available to job […]

Most job seekers tend to approach their LinkedIn presence in a haphazard way. You may have a profile but haven’t necessarily optimized its content or aligned it with your career management or job search positioning. You may have a network but might not have ensured you have the right network in the right industries and […]

Even though the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM) reports that among HR Managers, 73% leverage LinkedIn as their most effective recruiting tool with only 66% claiming Facebook and 53% claiming Twitter as their preferred social media tool, a majority of senior-level job hunters will emphasize online job search as a primary tool. Although job […]

​I’m sure you’ve heard this adage: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. That’s just as true of your resume as it is of many areas of life. Is your resume up to date? If not, you’re planning to miss out on those career opportunities that arise out of the blue and that […]

Why aren’t you getting hired when you’re a great candidate for the roles you’re pursuing? It may be because you possess one or more career liabilities – weaknesses in your work history, pedigree, skill sets, or credentials that employers can’t get past. We all possess such liabilities. The trick is to face them, write your […]

Have you been laid off or fear you might be? Are you wanting to prepare yourself in the event of an economic downturn, including the one that experts say is likely coming in late 2019 or in 2020? Start now to limit the length of your unemployment, shorten your next job hunt, and realize the […]

One of the most common coaching requests I receive from my clients is to help them devise their messages on LinkedIn. Whether you are inviting someone to connect with you, trying to market your candidacy, or seeking a referral to a key contact or employer, each LinkedIn message you send is an opportunity to shine […]

Focus too much on submitting for online jobs and your search will grind on slowly. You may end up job hunting longer than you want and settling for a job that isn’t necessarily the best fit for you. Why is that? Consider these ten problems that can have a disastrous impact on your search: You’ll […]

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