Help Finding a Job When Your Way Doesn’t Work

If you need help finding a job, you’re not alone Back in 2013, John Sullivan, a PhD in human resources, used data analysis to explain why most candidates need help finding a job. His reasoning was that if job candidates understand the numbers, they’ll be better armed to handle the realities of the job search. And

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

Update your Resume for 2021

If you’ve lost your job in 2020 due to COVID-19, you’re not alone, and that means that when you’re job hunting in 2021, the usual (and unfair) bias against unemployed candidates will go by the wayside – hopefully for good. You probably need to update your resume for 2021 to reflect the most recent job

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

Is a College Degree Necessary to Get a Good Job?

10/31/19 update This post has clearly struck a nerve, as it’s one of the most widely read on this site. My guess is that you’re reading it because you’re in the job market, and want to know if the lack of a degree will count against you. Or you’re considering whether it pays to get