Interview Insights: Insider’s Overview with an Interview Coach

Drum Roll please! Though I have a long history of teaching and training in person, I’ve just published by first ONLINE COURSE, available**for a limited time** for free on Skillshare CLICK HERE TO ACCESS: Interview Insights: Insider’s Overview with an Interview Coach   Learn from an experienced Interview Coach, Resume Writer & Career Guide My classes more like a conversation than a lecture to keep you interested and engaged I’m all about supporting job seekers that are looking for a mutual match, and finding a JOB YOU LOVE! (You can read what some happy clients and class participants have said about me at Read More

Chronological vs. Functional Style Resumes

  The format, or style of your resume, is a little bit like the outfit you put on – in this case, put on your resume. What you choose to wear each day depends on you purpose, your agenda that day. Even your classic black and white “staples” can be worn in many styles – casual to professional looks – depending where you are going, right? Different looks are better for different situations.   Chronological vs. Functional formats: Similarly, there is not one ‘right’ way to format your resume.  It depends on your situation, what you are trying to accomplish, Read More

Evaluating a Job Offer – Know Your Personal Bottom Lines

Beyond Salary & Benefits   The long awaited job offer has come – and now you have to decide – to take it, or, keep looking. It can be difficult to turn down any offer while job searching, especially if you have family and/or financial pressure. However, I want to encourage you to learn how to evaluate every offer (link to related post) according to your highest needs and desires in your career, and personal life (we know how they inevitably intertwine!) The how & why you might turn down a job offer, even when you really need one can be a Read More

Teaching to Establish Your Expertise – Trainer Tips

Training Tips for Non-Teacher Types Congrats!  You’ve been recognized as an expert in your line of work, and asked to give a training, presentation, or teach the new hires all your best practices.  Or you’ve decided to build your digital work portfolio (and/or income streams) by creating and offering an online course. Awesome!  These are all great opportunities to expand your career skills and reputation! But, perhaps the idea of teaching bores or confuses you, or, you just don’t know how to teach others in a way that won’t bore or confuse THEM. Never fear! As someone with a corporate trainer background that Read More

Should You Include Temporary Positions on a Resume?

  A very common question indeed! Many of us have worked a temporary, seasonal or holiday, contract, or other short term job (or two – or ten) in our work history.  What’s the best strategy for listing (or not including them) on a resume, though?     Here’s why you might want to put a short term job on your resume: They fill job gaps to keep employers from wondering what you were doing in that void if you leave them off, especially if it’s been awhile since your last long term job Hopefully they may even show you have Read More