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 […]

Using Your Resume to Earn a Promotion

Can Your Resume Help You 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, […]

The Art of Following Up Your Résumé

he Art of Following Up a Resume

A client recently sent his résumé to a contact he developed. Upon not hearing anything back after a week, he asked me: “Should I contact [name] again?” The answer to this question really depends on how the follow-up is framed. Let’s look at the scenarios: Scenario 1: You send out an email to your contact […]

How to Avoid Losing Out on a Job at the Interview Level

Losing Out on a Job at the Interview Level

Earlier in August, the weather in south-central Wisconsin had cooled off enough that we turned of the A/C and threw open our windows. While the more comfortable temperatures were a welcome relief from this summer’s heat, we weren’t so thrilled that flies started to make their presence known inside our house. One day when my […]

Answering “How Have You Gone Above and Beyond in Your Work?”

Answering "How Have You Gone Above and Beyond in Your Work?" (A man sweating)

The question posed in the title of this post is one that is getting asked more and more often in interviews. It makes sense when you think about it. In today’s world, it’s not enough to be average, to just do your job. You need to add value to your employer and to their customers. […]

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