Category: Uncategorized

How to Use Bullets/Symbols on LinkedIn

I am about to share one of the best LinkedIn profile tips (and best kept secrets) out there. LinkedIn uses pure text without formatting – you can’t even bold or italicize text within profiles (without using code). So I am frequently asked: “How did you add bullets to my profile? How can I do this […]

Executive Resume Writer’s Take on Resume Optimization for ATS

I recently wrote a popular post about why online applications are the “black hole” of job search and at best, a very frustrating way to approach your job search. More than 75% of resumes never make it through the ATS systems to be viewed by a real, human reader. While those are horrible odds, and […]

August 13, 2014 Uncategorized

Buyer Beware: Tips To Chose the Right Professional Resume Company

I feel the need to write this blog after recently working with several clients to repair resumes written by unscrupulous “resume writers” or mills cranking out high-volume, low-quality work while claiming to be a “professional resume company”.  These “professionals” are all over the web offering cut-rate services on Craigslist, or even fancy websites with resume […]

Reverse Engineer Your Job Search for Results!

Manufacturers of replacement parts use the principle of reverse engineering to take a finished product and figure out how it is made.  Then, they can make the same part from scratch. If you are hunting for a new job, use this concept to help get the right job for yourself.  See yourself in the new […]

February 24, 2014 Uncategorized

How to Answer: “What Have You Been Doing While Unemployed?”

This is a great article from US News, and a MUST-READ for anyone with a current gap in employment history! According to the latest reports from the U.S. Labor Department, unemployment statistics are creeping downward. This offers job hunters both good and bad news. Economists attribute the decreasing unemployment rate to three main factors: 1. […]

January 19, 2014 Uncategorized

How Devastating Loss Teaches Us to Overcome Challenges

This is a blog entry that I wrote several years ago, when the death of our son Gavin was still very fresh. As I reflect today, the day he would be 3 years old, I think it is appropriate to share again.   I’m going to share something very personal and very painful with you. […]

September 30, 2013 Career Path, Job Search, Uncategorized