Here’s Why You Can’t Get Hired

Wonder Why You Can’t Get Hired? Recently, a client retained me to hire three individuals to perform office administrative responsibilities for his small, but rapidly growing company. The position offered excellent professional growth potential as well as a great incentive compensation plan not typically offered to administrative hires. The core competency we were looking for

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

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)