Resumes: The Benefits of Hiring a Writing Consultant

In need of a new resume but unsure of how to go about doing it? When it comes time for a new resume—whether for sudden unemployment, a career change, or a pending promotion—there are three main options available: do it yourself, hire an online resume writing company, or consult directly with a resume writing professional….

Preparing for a Career Change or Job Search

Preparing for a career change or job search means putting your best foot forward, first on paper with a resume and then in person during the job interview. In the competitive world of job searching, there are no second chances to make a first impression: every word, response, and gesture count! Getting Started So, how…

Ignite Your Resume for 2018 Career Success!

Although a successful resume still requires effective content, organization, and presentation, technology platforms such as job boards, career and recruiting sites, social media, and applicant tracking systems (ATS) have had a substantial impact on resume writing and job searches. A winning resume must be readable, well-ordered, and error-free while concisely highlighting your aptitudes and concrete…

Job Searching Strategies for Success

Job searching is a journey with many challenges along the way. Job seekers need to stand out from hundreds of other applicants to avoid landing in the vast wasteland of those passed by due to lackluster presentations or failing to highlight the assets potential employers value. Successful strategies for networking, resume writing, applicant tracking system…

Student and Recent Graduate Resume Strategies

High school and college students and recent graduates often find themselves challenged when composing their first resume, whether for employment, internship, academic, or program application purposes. However, the simple strategies outlined below can help you independently write your own winning resume with confidence and ease. Despite similarities with regular resumes in format and structure—as well…

Resumes, Hiring & Cultural Fit

The need for a career change and an updated resume often results from a breakdown in employee-employer synergy, making one or both parties feel as if they are headed in opposite directions when it comes to vision and values. Frequently, this incompatibility reflects a lack in cultural alignment, or cultural fit, which is also a…

Resume Success in 2017

With the onset of a new year comes a focus on self-reflection and improvement, which for many includes pursuing a promotion or career change. To this end, it is essential to present a professional, polished resume aligned with recruiters’ and hiring managers’ criteria for selecting interview candidates. Here’s why… Resume, Interview, and Hiring Statistics: 5…

Resume Content: Less Is More

Resumes Should Be Streamlined In today’s day of one-line Tweets, social media posts, and texts, brevity with words has become an art of its own. We have become accustomed to quickly surveying bits of information, skimming for only the essentials as the rest is sifted away for us. Although beyond the world of social media…

Resumes and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): How to Get Through with Success

Technological advancements have taken over the workplace, going so far as to replace the human workforce in some instances. By the same token, technology has also seized command of the job application process through applicant tracking systems (ATS). As many of you know, most resumes are initially scanned by an ATS before they are reviewed…

How to Write a Compelling Bio

Bios serve an important purpose for professionals and business owners, offering a snapshot of the individual behind the success. Think of a bio as your own advertisement or infomercial that makes you come to life as a professional with an individual personality and voice. An extended “business card” of sorts, a bio provides an introduction…

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