Does Your Resume Employ the Right Structure?

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 […]

There’s a reason we all remember “Show & Tell” from our pre-school and elementary days: 65% of us are visual learners, while the rest are a mix of auditory and kinesthetic learners (University of Alabama). Even when reading documents such as resumes and LinkedIn profiles, remembering to show, not tell is a critical strategy that […]

One of the hallmarks of executive roles is that they demand the ability to design and execute strategic plans. One of the hallmarks of executive resumes is that they showcase the candidate’s ability to design and execute strategic plans, while also highlighting the ultimate impact their strategies have on the company’s operations. One of the […]

Is your resume ready for that next unexpected opportunity? If a recruiter or prospective employer called with an interesting opening, would you be poised to seize the moment? If a friend forwarded a job posting to you that you immediately knew you had to throw your hat in the ring for, would your resume be […]

I confess I was an English nerd in high school, earning straight As on papers and tests and almost always knowing the answers to in-class questions. I was so used to top-shelf accolades that I was surprised in my senior year when I earned a B+ on an essay I had written. When I approached […]