Frazzled by All the Resume Advice?
OCTOBER 20, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter RATTLED BY CAREER CRISIS? You are humming along healthily when suddenly a career crisis shakes you, causing great job pain, and perhaps even job loss. You rush to an all-purpose […] The post Frazzled by All the Resume Advice?
I disagree with career experts who claim the resume has just one purpose
MARCH 27, 2017
A tweet floated by in my Twitter stream the other day reminding careerists that “the ONLY purpose of a resume is to get you that interview!” The resume is so much more! Following are 5 functions of the resume, beyond cinching the initial interview: 1.
Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts
Executive Career Brand
JANUARY 31, 2017
I’m very flattered and grateful to be included among such heavy hitters in Career Sherpa’s (Hannah Morgan) “ 50+ Best Websites For Job Search 2017 “ WOW! Resume Crafting (and more). Job Search Advice. New College Grad & Early Career Job Search.
Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice
AUGUST 1, 2014
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone.
The Next Chapter of Resume Advice
The Undercover Recruiter
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Since transitioning from a sourcing role into an advertising/marketing role six years ago, I don’t see nearly as many resumes as I used to. The Next Chapter of Resume Advice. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Job Search Resume & CV Writing CV Tips job search job seeker Recruitment
Resume Advice You Never Hear
OCTOBER 5, 2011
Here’s how this matters for your resume: Ask me if I went to the mental ward. Did you know that my resume can tell the story of me as a writer or me as an operations genius? And I wouldn’t have any lies on my resume. Your career is a mutable, dynamic story that you control.
Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story?
MARCH 9, 2017
Career stories that are faithful to their complexity activate emotion: struggle, fear, boldness, […]. The post Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story? appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
Resume Advice from Your Next Boss
AUGUST 24, 2011
What do companies look for when they read a resume? To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Resume & Cover Letter advice boss career expert job Manager resume searchThey make sure your skills and experience meet their needs as outlined in the job description.
Get Over Yourself When Writing Your Resume
JANUARY 17, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It may seem counterintuitive to take the focus off of YOU when writing a value-packed resume. The post Get Over Yourself When Writing Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Resume Advice U.S.
Why Legislating Resume Writing Is Wrong
JULY 13, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While I write resumes for a living, I realize (and prefer) that it isn’t “my way or the highway.” ” How bland of a career marketing world would it be if every resume was written by some formulaic approach?
The Worst Resume Advice I’ve EVER Heard
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
Over the years, I’ve had clients come to me and ask all kinds of questions about advice they’ve heard in regards to resume writing. Some advice was on point like the importance of personal branding, other advice was further off base. In this article, I’m hoping to dispel some of the worst resume advice I’ve heard over the years in an effort to help you wade through the deluge of resume writing advice that has taken over the Internet. Resum
Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes
JANUARY 20, 2013
The post Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Resume Advice branded resume career advice career strategy executive resume branding professional resume writer resume length unique value proposition
Transcendent Resume :: Beyond Your Threshold of Pain
JUNE 1, 2015
via The Transcendent Rep While many career bloggers wring their hands about resume length, fonts and keywords, I get all ‘jazz hands’ over more enriching and meaningful details. […].
Executives: Beware Substituting Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Resume
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
While it is popular for some people to refer to their LinkedIn profile as their resume, this simply is not so. While baring your career all in this structured, public forum may be tempting, reasons for strategically […].
Job Interview Best Practices Advice with DeVay Campbell
JULY 13, 2015
DeVay Campbell is a career coach and human resource professional, author of The Best Interview Advice Book, craves the success of job seekers. Here are some highlights from our discussion: DeVay wanted to address common questions she’s received as a career coach and a recruiter.
The Terrible Job Search Advice You Are Getting By Accident
APRIL 16, 2017
The Terrible Job Search Advice You Are Getting By Accident. If you’re in the middle of a job search, you probably have lots of well-meaning family members and friends giving you advice on how to find a job as fast as you can. Work It Daily.
7 Top Sites for Free Resume Templates and Advice
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
If you want to succeed in such a competitive job market, you need to have an interesting, well presented and error free resume. The National Careers Service. The National Careers Service website includes lots of useful tools for jobseekers. About.com’s Resume Templates.
Resume Advice: Do It Yourself or Professional?
Ms. Career Girl
JANUARY 26, 2017
The post Resume Advice: Do It Yourself or Professional? Career Girl. It seems that every day you see multiple articles giving resume advice. There’s no doubt that your resume is a vital part of the job search process. Is your resume dated?
Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017
JANUARY 1, 2017
Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017. Related: 2016 Resume Trends – The New, The Now & What You Must Know. I hope it provides you with some much needed encouragement and optimism as you take a good look at your resume and start making changes for 2017. Work It Daily.
Resume Story – How to Emote Tenacity
JUNE 16, 2015
” Similarly, when writing your career story, you must, “Write who you are.” The post Resume Story – How to Emote Tenacity appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Resume Advice Resume Story career advice Career Story executive resume executive resume branding Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter job seekers professional resume writer resume strategy unique value propositions value proposition
Weave Your Resume With Relatable Stories
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Your Resume Should be Written as a Story What does this mean, really, to write a story? The post Weave Your Resume With Relatable Stories appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
How to Highlight Yourself in Your Resume
Professional Resume Services
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Writing a professional resume requires looking at yourself in a new light. Resumes have one sole objective: to illustrate to a recruiter or hiring manager how you’re the best person to serve the company you want to work for. As the classic writing advice goes, “show, don’t tell.”
Are Resumes Withering?
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
The post Are Resumes Withering? appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Advice Career Advice Myth executive resumes career advice career strategy executive resume branding Is the resume dead?
New Grad: Beware of These Resume Assumptions
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Most already have planted career seeds along the university journey, learning practical skills through the classroom, internships, part-time jobs, volunteer activities and sports affiliations. Recent grads or soon-to-be graduating students face an exhilarating next chapter.
Resume Nightmares: Part One
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
Resume Nightmares: Part One. Related: The Right Resume Format To Get You Noticed. They point out every flaw in the structure, confront bad relationships – and make a passionate attempt to improve the business with expert advice. My response to a resume that I receive is similar.
Consider Some of These Important Elements While Writing Your Resume
Professional Resume Services
APRIL 5, 2016
Writing a professional resume requires certain elements. There are many common mistakes job seekers make throughout their searching process, especially where resumes are concerned. One of the most common is using the exact same resume for every position you apply for.
The Latest Resource For Supercharging Your Resume
Ms. Career Girl
JULY 18, 2016
The post The Latest Resource For Supercharging Your Resume appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Are you one of the 59% that use Microsoft Word to create and update your resume? And they don’t just want to help with your resume. Design a show-stopping resume.
Will Resumes Become Obsolete?
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Two years ago while applying for jobs, I spent hours worrying about my resume. Thinking about how to improve my resume kept me up at night because I knew that document was my chance to get noticed for an open position. career job jobs Online Resume resume resumebear
Career Change: 3 Tips to Get Traction
JULY 13, 2015
The post Career Change: 3 Tips to Get Traction appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Advice Career Change career advice career change Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter resume Resume Story resume writing
Boring Old Resume Objective Vs. Branding Statement
OCTOBER 16, 2016
Boring Old Resume Objective Vs. Branding Statement. For the amount of time you spend writing and rewriting your resume it can be very disheartening to know the time spent by hiring managers reading your resume is minimal. Work It Daily. If you brand it will they come?
The Top 3 Resume Improvements Everyone Needs Now
DECEMBER 28, 2016
The Top 3 Resume Improvements Everyone Needs Now. If you are sending your resume out but not getting multiple invitations to interview, your resume needs some improvement. Related: 5 Tips To Make Your Resume Stand Out. What resume improvements will generate interviews?
The 6-second resume scan is hogwash
APRIL 23, 2012
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hat tip to Dawn Lennon and Dawn Bugni for unwittingly spurring me (via our chat over at Google Plus) to write this post discussing a recent survey on resumes. I admit to being highly concerned about TheLadders’ survey and the sweeping comments encouraging ‘minimalist’ resumes, asserting that resumes are only reviewed for [.]
4 Tips To Keep In Mind When Organizing Your Resume
DECEMBER 27, 2016
4 Tips To Keep In Mind When Organizing Your Resume. There has been and most likely will always be discussions over the “best” format for resumes. But parts of the debate actually focus on what’s commonly seen in resumes, not what the majority of career coaches recommended.
This Simple Resume Guide Will Improve Your Chances Of Landing An Interview
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
This Simple Resume Guide Will Improve Your Chances Of Landing An Interview. This resume guide is sponsored by The Ladders. The goal of your resume is to get you an interview for the job. Resume Length. For the majority of professionals, a resume should be two pages total.
Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume
JUNE 9, 2015
5 Things Not to Do on Your Resume 1. Resumes are strategic […]. The post Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. List every task you perform.
How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize
AUGUST 13, 2015
There are times in your career that job search may seem like boot camp, where you follow your sergeant’s orders unquestioningly. The post How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
Resume Advice: How to Mention Unrelated Work Experience on Your Resume
OCTOBER 9, 2010
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7 Fatal Resume Errors
JUNE 30, 2014
? Tip of the Day : Include Keywords in Your Resume- Leverage the same keywords in your resume that are used in job descriptions for jobs where you want to apply. The vast majority of resumes were very well written and had good formats. Resumes Career advice Careers Job Search
How To Get Your Resume Ignored
Ms. Career Girl
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
The post How To Get Your Resume Ignored appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. We’re going to look at how to create a resume that will get ignored. And then, use that to be your own resume editor and eliminate the mistakes that might otherwise slip by. Career Girl.
Would HR Managers Review YOUR Resume?
JANUARY 2, 2017
Would HR Managers Review YOUR Resume? If there’s one thing clear in the field of career advice, it’s the plethora of recommendations and “tips” on how to craft an effective resume. Fortunately, there is fairly strong agreement on some aspects of resume content.