Recession-Proof Your Resume

I have whiplash. The job market went – in no time – from months of employers bemoaning the paucity of qualified candidates for critical positions to a real hesitation around hiring due to predictions of a looming recession. As of this writing, hiring remains strong in many sectors, although there are already layoffs in some.

Executive Assistant is NOT a Fall Back Job

I’m startled by the number of people who reach out  wanting to transition to being an executive assistant from work in managerial positions, teaching and entrepreneurship because they think that being an executive assistant is a less stressful occupation. But an executive assistant is a professional with specific hard and soft skills, and it isn’t

The Best Resume Advice

You want feedback on your new resume before starting your job search. But who gives the best resume advice? Who among your family, friends or colleagues should you turn to to get constructive feedback? Probably none of them. Occasionally when I’m working with a client, they report feedback from “my brother-in-law,” “my manager,” or “the

Don’t Use a Resume Template!

When clients send me their resumes in a template that they downloaded from the Internet, I immediately copy and paste the information into a Word document, and work on the resume in Word. Sometimes, when we’re done with the content, the client asks when I’m going to make it look “nice,” or “more professional.” I’m

Is Your Resume Meaningless?

You have to stop sending out meaningless resumes. Hard stop. What makes a resume meaningless? Listing responsibilities without context. A section devoted to keywords (I see you, ATS slaves) without context. Details so outdated that they do you more harm than good. Let me explain, one point at a time. Listing responsibilities without context. Perform