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  • Your Resume: Fact or Fiction?
    by Georgia Adamson - August 17, 2017
    Your resume should communicate to prospective employers the value you actually and legitimately have (fact), not embellish unnecessarily, exaggerate or invent value (fiction). Don’t be tempted to “gild the lily” and risk causing yourself possibly major headaches down the road. (Note: According to Urban Dictionary, “gild the lily” represents “a condensation of Shakespeare’s metaphor in...
  • Prove ROI On Your Resume & Be The Solution To An Employer's Needs
    by Michelle Dumas - August 15, 2017
    It is all about results. I’ve written extensively about the importance of developing a compelling resume filled with accomplishments and results rather than job responsibilities. Beyond just a listing of your job history with a few educational details thrown in, an accomplishment-focused resume will help you make the case that you are the solution to the needs of your target employer. The best resumes prove your pote...
  • 6 Right Ways to Use Job Boards... and One Wrong Way
    by Lisa Rangel - August 11, 2017
    I am a huge advocate of networking with new contacts and existing connections to land your next job. Studies from CareerXRoads, JobVite and SHRM and others show networking to be the most effective way to get hired. However, that does not mean a job seeker should ignore job boards in conducting their job search. There is a right way – actually I’ve listed six right ways, and one wrong way to use job boards,...
  • Level Up Your Personal Branding
    by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - August 10, 2017
    Taking control of what recruiters and hiring authorities find when they search for your name online isn’t just smart — but critical in today’s digital and global job search landscape. So, what have you done to steer your online image the right way? We'll, let's see... #1 You are probably on LinkedIn. Yes? Great. No? #2 You have a Facebook account. Good! Maybe. Be careful with what...
  • Job Search Strategy: Four Big Questions to Start the Search
    by Paul Freiberger - August 9, 2017
    Unless you have a personal connection to a wish-granting genie, the best job search strategy doesn’t work well as a spur-of-the-moment undertaking. If for some reason you’re wishing for career help and not for pots of gold and superpowers, a job search takes preparation. If you want to put yourself in the best position to succeed, you can start your preparation by asking yourself these four questions. Why am...
  • Don't Make This Mistake Assessing Job Candidates
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 8, 2017
    Strong GPA. Check. Impressive internship. Check. The right technical certifications. Check. Seems like you’ve found the perfect candidate. But before you make an offer, there’s one more area to assess that can make or break job performance — soft skills. According to a LinkedIn survey, more than 60 percent of hiring managers say these can be challenging to screen for. Here are some tips to h...
  • 5 Resume Must-Haves For a Better Job Search in 2017
    by Louise Garver - August 7, 2017
    Whether you are a seasoned executive or a manager with an eye set on elevating to an executive level role, you need to be aware of how the below resume writing tips impact the effectiveness of your job search. 1. Profile section. According to Dummies.com, “A career summary [profile] section should be a descriptive selling point distilled from your past accomplishments to emphasize your future value to the potential...
  • The One #SMH Resume Mistake I See Daily That Doesn't Discriminate
    by Lisa Rangel - August 4, 2017
    This 1 #SMH mistake does not discriminate. Smart people. Not-so-smart people. Executives. Professionals. Entry-level. Corporate. Not-For-Profit. Academic. Military-To-Civilian. Marketing. Finance. Scientific. Law. IT. Highly educated. Not-so-highly educated. This 1 #SMH mistake is committed by everyone at all levels from all walks of life every day. I see this error daily. All. The. Time. Le...
  • Research Is Crucial Before Career Change
    by Carole Kanchier - August 1, 2017
    Fran jumped into her home delivery meal service without researching similar businesses. She soon gave it up because she had to work extra hours. Ben knew all about his options before returning to school. He loves teaching. Researching career options takes time, but the benefits are numerous. It reduces uncertainty, tempers fantasies and saves considerable time, energy and money. In addition to knowing yourself, researching...
  • What Your Resume Says About You
    by Robin Schlinger - July 31, 2017
    One of the most important things your resume can say about you—before anyone reads a word—is that you are a professional. How does the resume say that? It is formatted cleanly, with your name and content information clearly visible on top and with consistent alignment, font size, and bolding or italics. On closer inspection, it uses standard English spelling and grammar. Once hiring managers or recruiters begin...