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

Who Gives the Best Resume Advice?

You want feedback on your resume, but who gives the best resume advice? Many people solicit feedback on their resumes from well-intentioned people who nevertheless are unqualified to weigh in. I recognize that it’s more than a bit self-serving since I’m clearly suggesting that I am qualified, but stay with me; I am qualified, but

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

College Student Resumes: Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong

“It’s late September and I really should be getting back to school,” sang Rod Stewart in Maggie May. Okay, so if you’re a college student, then you probably aren’t familiar with the song….but for those of you who haven’t yet found jobs, there’s no going back to school; you need a resume that will get you

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