Avoid Ageism During Your Job Search

Your resume is your first line of defense to avoid ageism during your job search, as ageism is a real, if difficult to prove obstacle to your job search if you are over 50. By eliminating details that point to your age, you greatly improve the odds that your resume will land you interviews. So

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

Functional Resumes are Bad

Clients who have challenging issues in their resumes are often told not to use a chronological resume, but I strongly believe that functional resumes are bad.I’m truly surprised when I hear that a functional resume is a good idea for those who have employment gaps, or whose job titles don’t convey the full extent of

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

How to Deal with Employment Gaps in Your Resume

You already know that employment gaps in your resume will cause some recruiters and hiring managers to reject your resume. That’s unfair, but it’s a reality, so let’s discuss some ways to hide or explain the gap in such a way as to avoid rejection. The reason for the employment gap determines how to handle

Are you a Proven Leader? Prove it.

“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