College Degrees aren’t Good Predictors of Employee Success

Don’t get me wrong; college degrees are wonderful for a variety of reasons, but college degrees aren’t good predictors of employee success. Your college degree tells employers absolutely nothing about how well you’ll do on the job. When I was running human resources in financial services, telecommunications and a SaaS company, I routinely skirted hiring

Resumes for Government Employees Entering the Private Sector

If you are a government employee about to retire and enter the private sector, be prepared for radical changes to your resume. The biggest – and potentially upsetting – change will be that most of what’s on your resume is irrelevant to companies that you’re interested in. Resumes for government employees entering the private sector

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

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