Getting Your Resume to the Top of the “Yes” Pile

  When I was on hiring teams sorting resumes, I had 3 piles – immediate no’s (aka recycling bin), maybes (which hardly ever get tapped) and the YES’s – the smallest pile. When I do workshops and classes on resume writing, this is what I tell people they need to do with their resume – get sorted into the short stack of “to call for an interview” – the “yes pile” out of the hundreds of resumes each hiring manager receives.   Yes.  HUNDREDS.   Here are some commonly asked questions (and links to the answers) about how to get your resume Read More

VIDEO: What Should I Put On My Resume?

  Some things are pretty obvious, I KNOW you know you need your contact info and work history, for example. But what about things like these: How much of my education should I list? Do I need an Objective? Should I include volunteer/unpaid work? What about my references? Is it okay to include graphs & graphics on a resume? Have a quick minute? (literally, the video is one minute long!  So of course you do!) Have a look see & listen to what I recommend you Always, Sometimes, and Never include on a resume:     (Spoiler alert!!!.. about graphics …since this Read More