How Good is Your Resume Writer?

How can you tell if your resume writer is good? The best resume writer creates resumes that get her clients interviews, but you shouldn’t judge the quality of a resume writer based on how many get job offers her clients get. Here’s why: you could have the best resume in the world, and it might

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 When Unemployment is Low

What are the best job search strategies when the unemployment rate is low? Low employment rates mean that there are more job openings, which leads to  a greater need for job candidates. So adjust your job search strategy to take advantage of the trend Here’s what you need to do If recruiters are looking, make it

Do You Have Gaps in Your Resume?

You already know that gaps in your resume that point to periods of unemployment 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 gap

What’s a Proven Leader? And Other Phrases That Don’t Belong on Resumes

“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?

You want to know – before you make a huge financial investment – is a college degree necessary to get a good job. I’m not going to repeat the gazillions of studies and statistics that prove that candidates without college degrees earn less than those who have them, nor will I bore you by repeating

How Saavy College Students Prepare to Get Hired

College students: you’ve been misled; employers don’t care about the courses you’ve taken, or even, in most cases, your GPA. Saavy college students prepare to get hired by learning what employers are looking for, and it’s got nothing to do with what you’ve been concerned with throughout your life as a student. Students are understandably

Here’s What Recruiters Look for in Your Resume

It doesn’t matter what you think your resume should include; you need to be aware of what recruiters look for. Maybe you’ve shopped your resume around to your family and friends or campus career center for their opinions. But truthfully, the only opinions that really matter belong to the people reading your resume – your