Why you can’t start your job search by updating your resume

Career Clarity: Getting Clear & Plotting the Course for Where You’re Headed Next So many job seekers think their resume was the first step in preparing for a new job search – but – they don’t quite know what they wanted to do next. An effective resume **has to be targeted** to a specific job goal. So – if you don’t know what type of work you want to do now, it’s not effective (in time, energy or money) to (pay someone to) work on your resume. Knowing what you want – and don’t want – and having a guide 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

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

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