Extra Effort Brings Extra Flavor to Your Resume

I love soups made from scratch. The aromas, the explosion of fresh flavors from all the ingredients… yum! You just can’t get the same culinary experience from a can of condensed soup or a package of dried bits and powder that has to be reconstituted. However, for all that goodness in a mug, you have […]

No Fooling — Objective Statements Are a Waste

It amazes me when I read articles, blog posts, and even some post-secondary institutions’ career services pages that still talk about using objective statements on résumés. “But this is 2014!” I think. “Why would any job seeker use such an antiquated convention?” It can be hard to break away from something that had been a […]

Using Your Resume to Earn a Promotion

At the beginning of the year, CareerBuilder released data from a survey that indicated that 21% of full-time employees would be looking to get a different job over the course of 2014. For some, this goal could be securing a job promotion after working in their chosen field for a time. If that describes you, […]

Why Stellar Employees Sell Themselves Short in the Job Search

Earlier this month, I had a brief Twitter interaction with Jason Cortel of Leadership XL regarding my post, “Answering ‘How Have You Gone Above and Beyond in Your Work?’” Jason had liked the post and thought the question would be useful to him in his work. A while later, Recruiting Animal had this to add […]

The 4 C’s of Accomplishments

It’s no secret that accomplishments trump a listing of duties on a résumé. Achievements that tell your career story are also a significant part of a successful job interview. But how do you know if your successes are being framed well to position you as a top candidate? 1. They are CLEAR. When framing accomplishments, […]

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