5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting Results

If your resume isn’t getting results, you’re probably making one of these common mistakes. But first, let’s be clear about the type of result you should expect; the immediate result of a great resume is a call asking you to come in for an interview. That’s what you’re aiming for, so avoid these 5 resume

What are Your Salary Requirements?

Rose, a client whose resume I’d recently written, emailed me today to say that her first interview with her target company had gone very well, and in follow-up the interviewer asked, “what are your salary requirements?” This question makes everyone understandably nervous; if the number you give is higher than the employer has budgeted, you

Are You a Consultant? Or a Freelancer?

This article was published in The Wall Street Journal It’s a default strategy to explain an employment gap on the résumé: I was a “consultant” for a while. It makes sense; an individual may well have been doing short-term projects to generate temporary income. What’s more, the consultant title sounds impressive, and it suggests that the applicant

Are Resumes Still Relevant?

Are resumes still relevant? They’re traditional, and they’re still the norm, but increasingly people are asking if they remain relevant. As a professional resume writer, I obviously think resumes are still relevant and will remain so for the unforeseeable future. The alternatives? Videos in which candidates discuss their qualifications are great (if the production values

Digital Networking & Good Manners

As if we didn’t already know the critical importance of digital networking, a 2015 The New York Times Business Section featured two articles that contain useful strategies beyond “just do it.” The points made are as relevant today as they were in 2015. Margaret Morford’s “How Not to be a Networking Leech,” in particular, resonated with me