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Is Your Job Killing You?

My father-in-law hated his work. He stayed at it, though. He had little choice because he didn’t have much formal education. Over the years, we saw his work suck the joy out of him. Finally, the day came when he could retire ~ something he had been dreaming about for literally decades, so he could […]

Are You in the Wrong Job?

Tragedy struck my city recently when two police officers were killed in the line of duty during the same incident. As the story unfolded, the theme that I kept hearing over and over again was how much these men loved what they did and how good they were at their jobs. One of the officers […]

Career Portfolio Sample Resumes

As you consider which kinds of career portfolio documents you need for your upcoming job hunt, you have an array of options to consider: resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profile, executive bio, marketing brief, and many more. While my TORI-winning sample resumes are showcased on another page, here are samples of some of the remaining document […]

I’ve been blessed to be honored with 23 TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) global resume writing nominations and awards. Here are just a few for your review. Note, though, that to win a TORI, a resume writer has to style the resume with more color and formatting than might be appropriate for your resume. I […]

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How Can I Land a Survival Job while Looking for a Career Position?

How can I can get a survival job without appearing over-qualified? This was a question someone asked me via email recently, and because it’s a common and tricky scenario, I thought it would be an excellent topic to write about. The individual who wrote to me has been unemployed for quite some time, waiting for […]

So, You Have a Great Connection with a Target Company. Now What?

Many executives have heard that networking is the #1 way to land the best jobs fastest, but when it comes to the mechanics of doing so, they falter. That’s understandable. After all, networking isn’t taught in many places, so unless your work demands it (as it does in sales or business development, for example), you […]

If you anticipate launching a job search now or at any time in 2018, one of the most critical things you will have to do is upgrade and polish your LinkedIn profile. Most job seekers assume this is no big deal, but the wrong content and structure in your LinkedIn profile can be extremely dangerous […]

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2017 Free LinkedIn Profile Promotion

Every year at this time I run a simple but hugely popular promotion: purchase a resume from ExecutiveResumeRescue from 11/21/17 through 12/31/17 and receive a free basic LinkedIn profile. Your free profile upgrade will include a new headline, a new summary, and recommendations for structural and content changes in the balance of you profile. Normally […]

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 […]

How to Prepare Now for the Resume Update You’ll Need Later, Part 1

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 […]