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QUIZ: How to tell if you need a Resume Writer

Is Hiring a Resume Writer Worth It? Or Can You Just Do It Yourself? You already know you need a great looking resume full of content that will stand out to employers – but – if paying for professional help really necessary? Can you do a good enough job on your own? How do you really know or determine that? Ask yourself the following questions. Note your honest answers: If you already have a resume, and you’ve been sending it out for at least a month or more, are you getting interviews from it? Do you know your unique skills Read More





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Video: Communicating Better in Business

As the late Stephen Covey said in his famous (and fabulous) book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “Seek first to understand, and then to be understood.” Taking 1 minute and 34 seconds to get some ideas about how to communicate better at work could save you hours of time trying to get on the same page as a co-worker, or clearing up a miscommunication with a customer…let alone making sure you can clarify exactly what the boss expects of you! Check it out:    





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Please and Thank You (+ Sample Letter – You’re Welcome!)

  Say your “please’s” and “thank you’s”, please! My momma raised me to send thank you letters, whether it was for the gifts I’d received as a child all the way up to making sure I followed up promptly after my first job interviews in high school.  And I still do this, all the time as seems appropriate.   I can’t tell you how many times both friends and employers or work colleagues have said to me, “It was so unexpected (or unnecessary, or both) but so nice (thoughtful, above & beyond) to receive your thank you note!” It’s a Read More





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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to the Job Fair You Go . . .

A number of years ago I used to give free resume critiques at in person Women for Hire Job Fairs (seems they’ve shifted their focus to work at home opportunities – very cool!) They may not be as popular as they once were, but, they CAN be useful to attend, especially for getting in the door at a specific company that hosts one, or, for a targeted industry fair. Here’s 7 tips that will keep you from doing something dopey, being bashful, or getting grumpy at the job fair … Hi ho!  It’s happily off to work you go ….     7 Quick Read More





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Are Objectives Outdated?

  Do I need an Objective Statement, or not?  Think you know the answer? Let me preface this by saying that resumes writers and employers alike have varying opinions and preferences on all three of these questions.  There aren’t really any completely right or wrong answers, just different perspectives.  THAT SAID…. Here are mine: Don’t Be a Dinosaur…   Using an Objective Statement is an OUTDATED approach – dated to approximately the Mesozoic era! The modern resume has evolved to  often include a Summary & Skills section instead. These focus on what you bring to the employer, (whereas an Objective is usually Read More