Resume Reader Pet Peeves – and WT..? Stories

  “We ought to be able to learn some thing second hand.   There is not enough time for us to make all of the mistakes ourselves.”  – Harriet Hall Just for fun (but also, some education, perhaps…) here’s just a sampling of some real life, straight from employers/recruiters (and one of my own memorable client experiences, too!)  I give to you the Real Resume Reader Pet Peeves & “Oh, Please Don’t Do This” stories… It’s the job search version of “What Not to Wear” – the don’t do’s, turn-offs and professional faux pas. Remember two things: 1) We can Read More

VIDEO: How to Showcase Your Accomplishments on Your Resume

  Want your resume to get noticed? This is a KEY RESUME DIFFERENTIATOR:  having your JOB ACCOMPLISHMENTS  STAND OUT on your resume! You can’t just SAY you have a particular skill or achievement on your resume – you have to PROVE it. You have to “Show” vs. just “Tell”  Have a minute (literally, it’s a 1 minute  quick resume tip video!) to learn how to write accomplishments on your resume? Click below! This video is one of several I’ve posted on my YouTube channel with some great ideas about how to make your resume stand out. Make sure to Subscribe Read More

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