I had a very gratifying moment with a client the other day. He’s been out of work
for a long time—about 9 months—and has been struggling with transitioning from his original career in journalism to something more secure and lucrative for the long term.
After months of applying
blindly to advertised jobs and hearing nothing back, he had called me, defeated. Our process included picking apart his experience for clues and focusing on the things he could do to make himself more marketable.…
It's not about what the company can do for you, it's what you can do for the company.
Having a summary on your resume is a must-have for the marketing-savvy job-seeker. Here's why.
In a tough economy, I often hear job-seekers worry about “the competition” – with so many people looking for jobs, it’s harder to be the chosen one. I believe that your biggest competition is yourself—the fear that goes on inside your head, the lack of confidence that stops you from doing your best work — promoting yourself for the qualities you bring to the table.
Instead of focusing on what others can do, think about bringing your best self to every interview.…
One of the things that drives me crazy about resumes–and I look at a lot of them–is when people don’t put a Summary on the top of their resume.
A Summary accomplishes two things: It guides the reader so they fully understand a) what you know how to do, and b) what you would like to do with your unique blend of accomplishments.
This is not brain surgery, but it does require the author to do the work of reflecting and then articulating what those two items are.…