Get rid of unnecessary detail in your resume

One of the first steps I take when writing a client’s resume is to strip away anything that doesn’t add meaning in explaining that individual’s value proposition. So if you’re wondering what constitutes unnecessary detail in your resume, read on. A professor who taught a graduate program in writing gave our class excellent advice. She

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,

Do Employer Descriptions Belong on Resumes?

Gary emailed me his resume, and we sat down to discuss it. I asked him, “why do you want your resume to describe your employer?” “Shouldn’t it” he asked. “If recruiters don’t understand what my employer does, how will they understand my role?” Should Your Resume Include Descriptions of Your Employer? Recruiters are less interested in

This is What’s Wrong With Your Resume

Einstein claimed that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If that’s true, then too many people don’t see what’s wrong with their resume, and continue to make the same mistake. Scott came to the other day with versions of his resume that he had