Don’t Put Credentials Next to Your Name on Your Resume

Have you seen resumes with the candidate’s academic or professional credentials as part of the person’s name? We don’t think twice about referring to medical doctors as Latisha Jones, MD, but what if Latisha earned a Master’s  in neuroscience? Should she refer to herself as Latisha Jones, M.S.? This is a squirrelly issue, as people

Why Your GPA Doesn’t Belong on Your Resume

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it now: your GPA doesn’t belong on your resume.  Recent graduates mention their GPAs, which I understand. They’re just exiting an environment where their grades mattered, and if they’re applying to graduate school, they still matter. That doesn’t mean that GPAs add value to resumes, and I’ll explain

How to Write a LinkedIn Profile

Why it’s important to write a LinkedIn profile 95% of recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to identify best fit passive or active candidates for their job openings.  Ninety-five percent. So you need to take these LinkedIn profile tips into account if you want to be found. Why are you on LinkedIn, anyway? For one,

Why You Can’t Get a Job

Wondering Why You Can’t Get a Job? Employers complain that they can’t find good employees. Job candidates wonder why they can’t get a job. So if you’re wondering why you can’t get a job, let me clue you in on what the process is like from the employer’s vantage point. When I had to hire

Leave These 9 Things off Your Resume

(appeared in HuffPost by Casey Bond) When was the last time you reviewed your resume? According to a recent poll by career site Monster, 39 percent of respondents said they updated their resume the last time they applied for a job; 8 percent said they couldn’t even remember the last time they looked at it. But