Category Archives: Résumé Writing

5 steps to take when you can’t tailor your résumé to a particular position

When I tell jobseekers they should tailor their résumés to every position, their eyes widen. Some protest that this is too much work and one or two even become angry and profusely refuse to put in this hard work. The reason I tell my … Continue reading

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Clichés on your résumé: damned if you do, damned if you don’t

  The summary statement began with: “Results-oriented Marketing Professional…” As if my hand had a mind of its own, I circled Results-oriented and wrote “Ugh” next to it. I thought twice of erasing my first comment but in the end … Continue reading

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5 steps to uncovering career opportunities

I tell job seekers in all my workshops that research is key to their job search. I’m being redundant, but it’s true and worth repeating. The time you put into research will be a tremendous return on investment. Many believe that the … Continue reading

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4 successful ways to be proactive in your job search

Some job seekers tell me they turn on their computer every day to log on to Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, Indeed, and other job boards. They spend many hours a day applying for posted jobs, sending as many as 20 cookie-cutter resumes out a … Continue reading

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4 reasons why personal pronouns are acceptable on your résumé

During a résumé critique one of my customers presented me with a résumé that was quite good. Could it have been better? Sure, but for starters it had the elements of a solid résumé—a branding headline; a short, yet, factual Performance Profile; … Continue reading

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The 5 steps recruiters use to select the best résumés

This year my son wanted a Christmas tree, despite the fact he’s allergic to them. I was game. Besides, we know this great tree farm that isn’t well known by other Christmas tree buyers. (You may skip this story and … Continue reading

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10 reasons why recruiters and hiring managers dread reading a résumé

Here’s a fact: Very few people like reading résumés, especially those who read hundreds of them a week. Ask any recruiter or hiring manager (HM). I critique and write résumés as part of my job. I’ve read hundreds of them and have … Continue reading

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