Does Your GPA Get You Hired?

Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist at Wharton, explains “What Straight-A Students Get Wrong” and the crux of his argument is that grades are not a predictor of career success. He cites research that shows “the correlation between grades and job performance is modest in the first year after college and trivial within a handful of

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

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

Keywords in the Resume: Do They Really Matter?

Clients often ask me if I’ve included the “right” keywords in the resume, but while I once thought keywords mattered a great deal, I no longer do. Keywords in the resume aren’t intended for human eyes; they exist mostly for the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software which itself only exists for the overwhelmed (or lazy)