Don’t Make These Resume Mistakes

Whether I am working with a CEO, a customer service manager, or a teacher, I consistently see the same resume mistakes over-and-over again. Remember—if you haven’t written a resume in five or more years, things have changed! Please see the list below for the most common resume mistakes and how to avoid them. CLICK HERE… Read More »

How This Job Seeker Beat the Applicant Tracking System and Landed a Chief Executive Role with a 20% Salary Bump.

“I’ve submitted my resume to over 200 positions online and I haven’t received one interview. I just don’t understand it. I only apply to positions that I’m qualified for, it’s not like I’m making a change or applying to roles I have no experience in.” I could hear the frustration in Jeff’s voice. “You could… Read More »

How This VP Landed His Dream Job with a 30% Salary Increase and Paid Relocation

“I have recruiters reaching out to me, but the positions they’re contacting me for are junior-level roles. I’m searching for a senior executive position.” Michael shared in a disappointed tone on our first call. “My current resume is way too wordy and has 10+ bullets under each role. I’m sure that’s why I’m applying to… Read More »

Not Sending a Thank You Email After a Job Interview? Oh My God, Why Not? (+Email Template)

The interview went well. You had a nice talk. You left with a warm feeling that this time you surely get the job. But in the end you didn’t.  No one called you back. No one sent you an email with a job offer. Why was that? Well, there might have been other factors at play. But perhaps… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Informational Interviews Everything you need to know to get, prepare for, and complete successful informational interviews

What if you could get “inside information” about a company you’re interested in working for, or about a specific job you’re applying for? If you’re thinking about changing careers, talking to someone who does the job you’re interested in can give you insight into what you will—and will not—like about your desired job. For someone… Read More »

100 Hottest Skills to Include on Your Resume in 2020 (Examples by Industry)

Listing your skills on a resume is no rocket science. However, there are still many people who simply throw in every word that comes to their mind. Or people who include generalities like “hard-working” or “flexible” on their resume. But let me tell you something. You shouldn’t. Why? Because writing your skills section is a… Read More »

How to Write a Functional or Skills-Based Resume (With an Example)

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or you’ve been working professionally for years, your resume is one of the most important documents for advancing your career. As the first introduction to your skills and personality, you want your resume to accurately reflect what you’re capable of. Chances are, you’ve been told a resume should showcase… Read More »

How to Write a Brilliant Bio – Top 5 Tips

Do you feel the dread when someone asks for your bio? You probably worry about what to write, how much information to include, and the best way to weave everything together. You are NOT alone. It’s common for people to feel like they are bragging, over-estimating their skills, and are exaggerating their achievements within their… Read More »

You’re Wanted! Check Out the Most In-Demand Jobs for 2020

Welcome to the new decade! What does the year 2020 have in store for us job-wise? First and foremost, it’s good times to be looking for a job. The US economy is pretty well off thanks to moderate growth, subtle inflation and unemployment hitting historic lows. On the other hand, finding a perfect job can… Read More »

The Only Cover Letter Guide You’ll Need in 2020 [+Examples]

Oh, the dreaded cover letter. Nobody seems to agree on what’s it good for. Or if anyone even reads cover letters anymore. Yet, there’s something everybody admits: jobseekers hate writing them. And yet, not attaching one to your application would be a terrible mistake. After all, it’s an opportunity to distinguish yourself like no other.… Read More »