Improve Your Resume By Thinking Like A Marketer

Clients often feel overwhelmed when it comes to writing a resume or cover letter. They don’t know where to begin or what to include. This part of the job search is one of the first steps, but it can also be the most difficult.  I’d like to provide a framework that could help you startContinue reading “Improve Your Resume By Thinking Like A Marketer”

Resume Makeover: What Have You Accomplished?

A lot of job seekers view their resume as simply a chronological listing of their work experience. They list all the responsibilities of each position–but their resume could be much stronger if they took a different approach. Think of your resume as a marketing document. You want to make your experience as attractive as possibleContinue reading “Resume Makeover: What Have You Accomplished?”

Résumé Advice: It’s Time To Lose Your Objective!

Photo: Ketut Subiyanto | “How should I begin my résumé?” I’m often asked this by clients. Many of us were taught to begin our résumés with an objective—a sentence stating our professional goals. For instance, Seeking a customer service position to use my skills in a dynamic and fast-growing company. Or, perhaps a moreContinue reading “Résumé Advice: It’s Time To Lose Your Objective!”

Résumés 101: White Space is Your Friend

Photo: Christina Morillo | First impressions count—even when they are merely on paper. Employers spend an average of 6 seconds skimming an individual’s résumé before deciding if they will read it more thoroughly. How can you improve your chances of capturing their attention? Make sure your résumé is pleasing to the eye. I oftenContinue reading “Résumés 101: White Space is Your Friend”

Career Changers: Identify Your Transferable Skills

Photo: Anna Shvets | Transferable skills are some of the most important things you can highlight on your résumé. When I teach workshops, I often find people have not heard this term before. Here is a simple definition: Transferable skills are simply skills you gain through previous jobs, hobbies, and volunteer or life experiences.Continue reading “Career Changers: Identify Your Transferable Skills”