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, […]

What’s Your (Career) Story?

Are you a good storyteller? It’s actually quite a useful skill for furthering your career. This quote by sales authority Jeffrey Gitomer puts the reason why in a nutshell: “Facts & figures are forgotten, stories are retold.” While the numbers from your accomplishments are impressive (and necessary to demonstrate that you can get things done), […]

The Reality of the Ongoing Job Search (& 4 Steps to Prepare for It)

“We were trained to finish our homework, our peas and our chores. Today, we’re never finished, and that’s okay.” ~Seth Godin, Dancing on the edge of finished In his post, marketing expert and author Seth Godin was talking about the continual stream of work that awaits us. We’re never “done” with anything. There’s always more […]

The Only Hard and Fast Rule in Resume Writing

There is only one concrete rule when it comes to writing résumés. Just one. Are you ready for this? OK, here’s the rule: If your résumé is generating interviews, you’re doing the right thing. That’s it — the big secret. “But wait a minute,” you may be protesting, “that doesn’t tell me how to write […]

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