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Job Search Resource – Leadership Development Programs

Rotational Programs & Leadership Development Programs – 2017 List Leadership development programs provide you with in-depth experiences, executive-level relationships and ongoing mentorship, plus training across a range of business areas within a company. These leadership development programs are designed to attract post-graduates and train them through rotational or specific, structured training programs. Companies are looking to recruit and develop future […]

Free 2017 Job Search Tools

  I know many of you are launching (or continuing) a job search this year. I’ve gathered some useful and totally free resources that can help you organize, execute, and proactively manage an effective job search campaign. Technology has fundamentally changed job search – the current job market is more competitive than ever before. In […]

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 […]

Job Search – Best Practice – Job Search 101

This should seem elemental, but trust me, it’s needed. Here are my top tips for best-practice job search: 1. Introspection – this is the stage of honing what you are looking for, what you bring to the table, what will bring you joy – the ideas behind one the most popular job search books ever […]

April 10, 2015 Career Path, Job Search

Top 10 Things NOT to do During a Job Search

We’ve all been there: clicking send on an application or sitting in a job interview when we realize.. I JUST MADE A BIG MISTAKE. Maybe we misspelled a name on the cover letter or told the hiring manager a little too much personal information. Either way, we knew it was the moment we were culled […]

April 10, 2015 Career Path, Job Search

Resume Distribution to Executive Recruiters or PE/Venture Capital Firms

I always talk about proactive job searching techniques – often called “tapping into the hidden job market” – but in reality, a proactive job search involves networking to learn about jobs and opportunities that will never make it to a public posting or job board advertisement. Whether you are actively seeking a new position or […]

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

Is Your Resume the Problem? Probably Not.

As a professional resume writer that constantly preaches the importance of a high-quality, optimized and branded resume in your job search, this blog title might catch you off guard. Is your resume important? Yes, of course. A well crafted resume will open doors, command a higher salary, and help you stand out in a competitive […]

How to Write a Resignation Letter (Hint: Hold your Tongue)

Your job search was successful and you have landed a new position. So now it’s time to tell your current employer – how do you do it? Here are some guidelines to help keep you on track and out of trouble. 1. Never, EVER resign until you have a concrete job offer. This generally means […]

July 22, 2014 Career Path, Job Search

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 […]

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