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

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

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)

What’s a Proven Leader? And Other Phrases That Don’t Belong on Resumes

“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

Are Functional Resumes a Good Strategy?

I still see people recommending functional resumes for those who have employment gaps, or whose job titles don’t convey the full extent of their competencies. This advice is always well-intentioned, but it’s just wrong because it impresses exactly nobody, nor does it obfuscate any unemployment gaps. There’s a much better strategy for tackling these issues