| Job Search Guide - Effectively Prepping Your Resume
by Stefanie Lomax and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
The resume plays a big role in helping you acquire an interview, and ultimately, a job. Effectively preparing that resume can go a long way in determining the fate of your job search. Stefanie Lomax, director of human resources at Rolyn Companies, joins Tim Muma to discuss the vital components of your resume. Stefanie describes all the areas you need to focus on when prepping this document, and some strategies for giving the e...
| Job Search Guide - Personal Brand Statements
by Jorli Pena and Cady Chesney - Aug, 2014
Giving an overview of your experience and capabilities in a two to three sentence paragraph at the top of your resume can be challenging. Jorli Peña, founder of Sweet Resumes, joins the show to share her thoughts on why a personal brand statement, or a professional summary, is the most important part of a resume. Additionally, host Cady Chesney and Ms. Peña will explore tips and suggestions for writing an effective statement....
| Job Search Guide - Turning the Entry-Level Resume Into One With Experience
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez and Tim Muma - Jul, 2014
Resumes are a popular topic on LJNRadio for good reason, and for this episode Tim Muma takes a slightly altered approach. He speaks with Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, president and CEO of Great Resumes Fast, who brings her experienced insights with her. The strategy she brings to this show is finding a way to take one's early resume - often short and light on experience - and finding ways to create a stronger, more professional...
| Job Search Guide - Error Free Resumes
by Terri Lively and Cady Chesney - Jul, 2014
Your resume is a tool…a vehicle that will take you where you want to go, which is why it is so important to have an error free resume. But after proofreading your resume twice, even three times, you send it off…and immediately notice an error right after you hit send. Terri Lively, an independent writing and editing professional, joins the show to share her tips and insight on how to have an error free resume. Job Search Gu...
How to Write a Really Great Web Designer Resume
by Louise Fletcher - Sep, 2014
Writing a web designer resume can be a real challenge. How do you communicate your creativity and knowledge of web strategy using just words? The good news is that it’s perfectly possible. I’ve been writing resumes for web designers and other creative professionals for many years now, and I’d like to share some of my top tips with you. Implement these changes to your resume and I promise you’ll see improved results. 1) W...
4 Secrets to Formatting Your Resume for a Long-Distance Job Hunt
by Lisa Rangel - Sep, 2014
While most people cannot succeed in a job hunt that would require relocation, the good news is that executives have an edge: good executives are hard to come by. As a result, long distance recruiters may be willing to hear you out if you present yourself properly. Use the tips below to improve your long-distance resume. Have a local address. Having a local address on your resume shows the recruiter your commitmen...
Update Your Resume Month
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Aug, 2014
Is your resume ready for that next great opportunity? If a recruiter or prospective employer called with an interesting opening, would you be poised to seize the moment? You can answer “yes” to these questions ONLY if your resume is already in great shape and simply needs a quick update with your latest achievements. In other words, the time to get a resume update is when you DON”T yet need one. If you wait until you...
Lying or Fudging on Resumes–Rotten Idea
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2014
The subject of lying or exaggerating on resumes just keeps coming up! It amazes me how many people–at least some of whom seem otherwise intelligent–make the lousy decision to falsify information in their resumes (falsify is a euphemism for lying, but sounding weaker doesn’t make it better). With all the publicity there is from time to time about perpetrators getting caught, I would think people would hesitate to take the r...
What to Include on a Resume for Retail
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2014
Dear Deb: Is it necessary to bring a resume for a job at a retail shop in the mall? What would it say? I have only worked at an Italian ice cart at a local amusement park and also some intermittent work as a catering server. It might make me look silly to show that and a high school diploma plus two years of college. What’s your advice? Thank you, Lauren Dear Lauren: Yes, I would recommend a resume. In yo...
Makeover Your Resume Achievements
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Aug, 2014
One of the key principles I am constantly preaching to my clients is that when it comes to resumes and LinkedIn profiles, more is not really more. Less is emphatically more in these arenas. You can see this clearly in the resume achievement makeovers below. I’ve pulled resume bullets and paragraphs from random resumes and revamped each one in turn. In this first example the bullet is too long and too vague to impr...
How to Write a Great Interior Design Resume
by Louise Fletcher - Aug, 2014
Are you struggling with your resume? Finding it hard to come up with creative ideas, even though that’s what you do for a living every day? Don’t worry – you’re far from alone in this. Most interior designers struggle to sell themselves effectively. But your lack of a killer resume is hurting your career and ensuring that you are being passed over for people who are often less qualified. I specialize in resume writi...
Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Aug, 2014
Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone. In particular, we discussed how those distinctions might matter when writing a resume. Debra offered pithy, valuable points in regard to ensuring the resume voice aligns with the candidate’s personality, and th...
Why Recruiters Ignore Your Resume
by Louise Garver - Jul, 2014
A recruiter has asked you to submit your resume for a search assignment they are trying to fill. Then silence. You may think your resume landed in the black hole, but actually, these factors may have negatively influenced the recruiter. 1. You don’t have a gmail email address. Executives are thought of as movers and shakers, people with forward thinking. Those are the types of executives that recruiters are looking for...
How Do Recruiters Read An Executive Resume?
by Louise Garver - Jul, 2014
Wouldn’t you like to know how recruiters read your resume? If you did know, you could leverage that knowledge to incorporate the right strategies into your resume, right? Believe it or not, recruiters are trained how to grab the most information in the least amount of time. By last count, they have shaved the time down from 10 seconds to 6 seconds, so you know your resume needs to be sharp to capture their interest. Jennife...
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