Is Your Resume Writer Any Good?

For a resume writer to be any good, her clients should get interviews The best criteria for judging a resume writer’s skill is how many of their clients get called for interviews – NOT how many get job offers. Here’s why: you could have the best resume in the world, and it might take forever

Help Finding a Job When What You’re Doing 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

Do Resumes Matter in 2019?

It’s 2019. Do Resumes Matter? They’re traditional, and they’re still the norm, but increasingly people are asking if resumes matter to employers when there are newer ways to assess candidates. As a professional resume writer, I obviously think resumes matter, and will remain so for the near future. Alternatives to resumes include videos in which

Job Search Strategies That Maximize a Low Unemployment Rate

The U.S. unemployment rate came in at 3.8 percent in March 2019, unchanged from the previous month’s figure, which is good news for most job candidates. But low unemployment doesn’t mean that you can ignore these job search strategies! You still need to market yourself effectively, and articulate your value proposition for employers. 3 Job

Here’s Why You Can’t Get Hired

Wonder Why You Can’t Get Hired? Recently, a client retained me to hire three individuals to perform office administrative responsibilities for his small, but rapidly growing company. The position offered excellent professional growth potential as well as a great incentive compensation plan not typically offered to administrative hires. The core competency we were looking for

3 Tips for Using Social Media to Find a Job

If you want to find a job, let employers find you, and the way that’s done in 2019 is through social media. Finding a job was once a matter of scanning job boards like Monster or Careerbuilder – or even the classified ads in print media, back in the day! Data shows in order to

Is a Functional Resume Better for Me?

Are you wondering, “is a functional resume better for me?” Short answer: it’s not. 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 their competencies. This advice may be well-intentioned, but it’s just wrong

Can a Freelancer Get a Full Time Job?

When freelancers look for full time jobs, they are often baffled by rejection from companies for positions they are well qualified for. This has happened to all of my self-employed clients who decide transition to full time employment. However, given their poor success rate, many wonder, “can a freelancer get a full time job?” Given