Are you a Proven Leader? Prove it.

“I am leader, and I can prove it?” Is that what job candidates and some resume writers (the not so good ones) mean when they include”proven leader” as part of your value proposition? Pretty silly, isn’t it? And I’ll bet that the phrase, “results driven” follows close behind – another phrase that doesn’t really mean

How to Write a Resume for a New Graduate

College grads need to learn what employers want to see on your resume It’s critical to starting your career out right by learning how to write a resume for a new graduate. Employers don’t care about the courses you’ve taken, or even, in most cases, your GPA. Employers don’t put much stock in a GPA

Can I Say I’m Open to New Opportunities?

Are you looking for a job? Then here’s the number one thing that doesn’t belong in your LinkedIn profile, and that’s “open to new opportunities,” or “seeking new opportunities.” LinkedIn is the globally recognized site that employers and recruiters use to source candidates; it’s also the best foundation for building a network of connections willing

Can a Temp Job Lead to Employment?

Working a temp job can lead to employment, making it a great way to get hired, especially if you don’t have the exact background an employer is looking for. By signing up with a company like HireArt that provides employers and job seekers the opportunity to try each other out for a specified time, or

Why does my resume get rejected?

“I’ve applied to so many jobs, but I never hear back! Why does my resume get rejected – for every job I apply for? Clients call me every day, frustrated about high rates of resume rejection when they apply for jobs online. The reason that so many resumes are rejected when job candidates apply online

A Generic Resume is a Waste of Money

“I’d like you to write me a kind of generic resume so I can apply for a variety of jobs.” I hear this request at least once a week, which means the job seeker is stuck listening to me rant for 15 minutes about why a generic resume is a complete and total waste of

Why You Need a Professional Brand

Jeff Bezos famously noted that your brand is “what people say about you when you leave the room,” and that’s exactly why you need a professional brand, and you need to articulate your brand on your resume. Let me explain why. Your professional brand tells recruiters and prospective employers who you are, what you do,