Make the effort; tailor your résumé

Recently a jobseeker in my Résumé Writing workshop surprised me with an explosion of frustration. It bordered on anger. He certainly was incensed. I was talking about the importance of writing a tailored-made résumé for each job. He said, “You mean we have to write a separate résumé for every job? You can't be serious.” This … Continue reading Make the effort; tailor your résumé

My nomination for Person of the Year

Time just came out with their Person of the Year award and, as we all know, the winner is The Protesters, which I think is grand. A great deal of good came out of protests in the Middle East, and I won’t comment on the Occupiers in fear of offending one side of the political spectrum … Continue reading My nomination for Person of the Year

5 habits to break during the job search

If there were one habit I’d like to break, it would be drinking coffee in the morning, on the way to work, and when taking my kids to their events in the evenings; the family joke when we get in the car is, "Dad, do you have your coffee?" I've had this habit for so … Continue reading 5 habits to break during the job search

Make room for supporting skills on your résumé

Guest article from Martin Yate, CPC, author, Knock 'em Dead Series. If you want your résumé pulled from the databases and read with serious attention, it’s common knowledge that it needs to focus on the skills you bring to a single target job. However, employers still want to know about your supporting skills. For example a … Continue reading Make room for supporting skills on your résumé

5 ways to position your career brand

To my jobseekers I assert that career branding is a lot like business branding—the big difference, of course, is that they're selling themselves to get a job, not to increase profit for a company. Nonetheless, the two are similar. An article posted on MagneticLook.com by Silvia Pencak talks about business branding, e.g., Apple, Mercedes, and unique … Continue reading 5 ways to position your career brand