Structuring Your Resume to Accomplish Its Goal

It’s not uncommon for folks who want to partner with me to say something along the lines of, “I need a better résumé to get a job.” I then (gently) correct them: Your résumé won’t get you a job. It doesn’t matter if it’s the best résumé in the world. It won’t get you 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, […]

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

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. […]

Is the Season of Your Career Reflected in Your Resume?

We are only in March, and already we have busted out the shorts and sandals in the Cooley household. Because temperatures were hitting the 70s and 80s around the middle of the month, there were marathon sessions of trying on last year’s clothing to see what fits and what doesn’t. While my children take great […]

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