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 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 […]

By now you’ve probably heard that every resume you share online or with recruiters, contacts, or employers must first be tailored before you do so. Why, you may wonder? First, because the majority of the time that you do share your resume, it will either start out being uploaded to an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) […]

I received an email from a reader in response to a recent cover letter article I wrote on LinkedIn  asking me to address situations in which job seekers may not be top shelf candidates with fancy achievement numbers, yet nonetheless need help in figuring out how to showcase their accomplishments in resumes, cover letters, or […]

If you think a job search is tough, imagine engaging in a job hunt with a disability. Join me in welcoming this guest post from Victoria Abbott-Fleming, founder of Burning Nights, a UK-based site serving the needs of those impacted by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Employers are prohibited by law from discriminating against candidates solely […]

Job-hunters must invest concerted effort and genuine interest in their networking relationships to reap the benefits they seek.

As we enter into the second-hottest hiring period of the year, you may be gearing up for a job hunt, prior to the start of the holiday season. If you’re presently laying the groundwork for a job search, you might want to add these to-dos to your daily habits list: Answer your job search emails. I […]

Did you know that, although there are more than 400 million members on LinkedIn, less than 1% of them write articles for the business networking platform? What a wasted opportunity for job seekers, particularly executive job seekers. As a Career and Job Search Coach I have long recommended that my clients seriously consider blogging to […]

Once you have your employment reference list ready to go, it’s important to manage your references proactively. When you’re in a job search, it isn’t enough to simply create a list of referees — you also have to prepare your referees to defend you AND you have to close the loop of your references. More […]

One of the most basic reasons why your networking might not be working is that your connections may not know you well enough to help you or even to want to help you. Throughout your job search, it’s vital to build what marketers refer to you as your “like, know, and trust factor;” that is, […]