Consider Eliminating This Word from Your Resume

In writing a résumé, great care should be taken to ensure that the words chosen powerfully convey the value you have to bring to a prospective employer. Words and phrases that minimize the “punch” that your accomplishments make end up diminishing your document’s overall effectiveness. Many of my colleagues have eschewed the use of the […]

Looking at the Process

When writing a resume or prepping a client for a job interview, I am constantly asking my clients about the end results from their work. I hope they don’t grow tired of my probing questions: “What efficiencies were gained?” “How did the company achieve its goals by your activity on X project?” “What were the […]

Three Reasons to Use Lists on Your Résumé

When you take a look at blog posts on a variety of topics, you may notice something: a significant number of the titles indicate that there is some type of list that can be found within the context of the post. That’s not just an anomaly. Readers gravitate to lists for a variety of reasons: […]

Four Reasons for Deliberate Resume Development

“One of my back brakes is out,” my husband announced one day last week as he walked into the house. Upon taking off the tire, he discovered that a part was broken. Much to his disappointment, the part he needed wouldn’t be available until the next day. My husband definitely needed to drive since his […]

5 Questions to Ask and One Tip to Keep Resumes Interesting

I recently ran across the headline of a blog post that advocated for shorter résumés over longer ones. This really puzzled me. Professional résumé writers tend to take a more balanced approach to the matter; yes, going on ad nauseum about each minute detail of your career is a bad idea, but generally, content is […]

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