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

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

Re-entering the Workforce After an Extended Absence

  As Oprah has said, when done well, being a mother is THE most important job there is.  And I know all the moms that are my clients and fans live that truth. Many a great mom also needs another job, out there in the career world. If you are a woman returning to the workforce after years at home, after a divorce, or a new mom that needs a new job that better fits her dual job description as mom/career woman, there are some tips this month for you. Your Second Full-Time Job:  Mom’s in the Workforce I know when my mom re-entered Read More