An Out-of-Date Resume = A Missed Career Opportunity

​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 […]

[This is a guest post authored by Wendy Dessler; see her byline below.]Corporate culture is one of the hot terms buzzing around hiring these days. While things like benefits packages, pay, and even the specific field matter when searching for a job, it all comes back around to corporate culture. What is corporate culture? It’s […]

I often hear from mid-career professionals who want to be considered for executive roles but find that their resume isn’t performing up to snuff. Quite often their original resume is structured like a new college grad’s and fails to pass the “executive resume sniff test.”An executive resume has a unique content, structure, tone, and look […]

In a recent LinkedIn article, I defined the importance of job hunt positioning, shared how to craft a positioning statement, and listed 14 questions you can ask yourself to ensure your positioning is on the right track and likely to perform well for you. Having done all of that, what’s the next step? To leverage […]

Every resume has a structure. Question is, is it the right one, the one that will help the resume to get results? The right structure is one which communicates your career story in a way that works to your advantage, while the wrong structure sabotages your candidacy by inadvertently disguising your brand and showcasing your […]

In honor of Mother’s Day and in response to a reader’s recent question, I’d like to outline an approach for parents and others who are trying to return to work after a long stint of unemployment or unpaid “employment” (raising kids, care-taking a loved one, etc.). This is a very important issue and one that, […]

One thing that makes a resume stand out is a tagline – a brief phrase, sentence, or series of words set apart visually from other text above and/or below your resume’s summary. How can taglines improve your resume? Using one or more taglines calls attention to key aspects of your career brand, experience, achievements, or […]

Every time you apply for a new job online, you first must tailor your resume. This make-it-or-break-it process is critical in winning you an interview, so it pays to get it right. Not only must you revise the keywords your resume contains, you also need to adjust the skills you highlight throughout the document, validate […]

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 […]

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