Accomplishments demonstrate your skills and experience. It’s one thing to claim you can do something — it’s another to prove you’ve done it. When collecting accomplishments for a job search, consider the key areas of competency required for success in the position you are seeking. What are the key components of your job? You should… [Read More]
Customizing Your Résumé
Customizing Your Resume To set yourself up for success in your job search, you will need to make minor adjustments to tailor your resume to each specific job you are targeting. Start by copying the resume you received and renaming it like this: YOUR_NAME-Company_Name.doc Your resume already contains keywords and phrases for the career target… [Read More]
How Much is your Résumé Costing you?
Recently, my wife and I were being helped at our local wireless store when approximately six to eight customers entered the store within five minutes of each other. You could see the look of disgust on some customer’s faces as they knew they were going to have quite a wait in order to be helped… [Read More]
Jobseeker’s Guide to Working With Your Résumé Writer (“10 Simple Things To Help Me Help You”)
When you make the decision to hire a professional résumé writer, you’re not only investing your time and money, but you’re also entrusting me to articulate your personal brand and shape how you’ll position yourself in your job search. I take this responsibility very seriously, and am providing these 10 tips to help ensure we… [Read More]
21-Day Accomplishments Challenge Planner
One of the biggest obstacles to creating or updating your résumé or LinkedIn profile is producing accomplishments. This is a perfect task to work on when you are not under the pressure of a job application deadline. This challenge is designed to help you collect your best work-related accomplishments in as little as 5 or… [Read More]
Whether or Not to Include a Position on your Résumé
A simple guide on whether or not to include a position on your resume
Should I Include This Job on My Résumé?
Dear Amy, I hate my new job. I worked at my old company for 12 years but was let go in a major restructuring. I found a new job, and I’ve been here for four months, but I hate it, and I’m going to quit. My question is: Should I include this job on my… [Read More]
A Jobseekers Guide to Your First Résumé – Part 2
To read Part 1 of this series Jobseeker’s Guide to Your First Résumé – Part 1 A few tips for your first résumé: Have a clear job target in mind. If you’re applying for similar positions within a career field, the body of your résumé won’t change too much. But you will want to customize… [Read More]
Jobseeker’s Guide to Your First Résumé – Part 1
You’ve never had a résumé before. Maybe you’ve never needed one. But now you do. And you don’t know where to start. The primary purpose of the résumé is to get you the opportunity to interview for the job. Everything you do — and include — should focus on this goal. Your résumé should be… [Read More]
Do You Need a Cover Letter?
One of the most misunderstood components of the job search is cover letters. Today I want to spend a few moments answering the question, Do you need a cover letter?