Leave These Details Off Your Resume

Your resume isn’t an autobiography of your career. Resumes are marketing tools intended to take job candidates to the next step in the hiring process, which is to get interviewed by the hiring manager. To market yourself strategically requires presenting potential employers with a value proposition that aligns with the position they need to fill.

Turn Your Resume into a Marketing Tool

Stop thinking of your resume as a history of everything you’ve done in the workforce and turn your resume into a marketing tool by using the strategies that successful marketers employ to sell their products. Get your head around the concept that you are the product and potential employers are the buyers. Marketers understand that

How to Write a Resume When You’re Changing Careers

The global pandemic has wreaked havoc on several industries, notably retail and hospitality, while others are considering changing careers during this period of uncertainty and fear. The good news is that companies are hiring, but the bad news is that competition is considerably stiffer. And if you are changing careers – also known as  a

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

4 Steps for Making your Resume Pandemic-Proof

A booming economy means that qualified candidates are in high demand, and that was certainly true for all of 2019 into the beginning of 2020 when the U.S. economy was abruptly forced into a self-induced coma caused by the coronavirus. In what felt like the blink of the eye, everything changed. With millions of people

Skills Employers Will Look for in 2020

Time and again, when clients show me their old resumes, I see skills that are completely outdated or irrelevant, which not only ages you, but tells employers you don’t value the skills that they value. As to what skills I predict that employers will look for in 2020, you can be assured that by this

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