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  • Should My LinkedIn Profile Be the Same as My Resume?
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - December 28, 2018
    It’s a lot of work to create a resume. It’s a lot of work to create multiple resumes focused on different strengths and different job opportunities. And it’s a lot of work to create your LinkedIn profile and then keep it up-to-date. It is certainly tempting to take what you’ve already written for your resume and copy and paste it into the proper fields on LinkedIn. While this can be an option just to ma...
  • 10 Senior Executive Resume Writers Provide Expert Job Search Tips for 2019
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - December 27, 2018
    Kick your job search into gear with best executive job search tips for the new year. With so much information online and so many ‘Top 10 Resume Writing Services for Executives’ claims, how do you discern which advice you should follow? I’ve selectively invited respected and long-tenured resume writing and career coaching colleagues to weigh in and provide best practices to help you launch a successful...
  • 3 Useful Resume Hacks You Didn't Know
    by Thea Kelley - December 25, 2018
    If you’re shopping for a better job–what a great gift for yourself!–well, ’tis the season to get your resume ready. Many a January job was born from a December resume. And if you think you know everything about writing a resume, here are some tricks I’ll bet you didn’t know for scoring these crucial wins: Enhancing your job titles in a way that’s honest and ethical. Making y...
  • One Letter Can Weaken Your Cover Letter
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - December 21, 2018
    Your application to a job is supposed to be all about you and your strengths, right? It’s the one time that it’s okay to brag—in fact, bragging is encouraged. That’s right, but only to an extent. You also need to show, especially in your cover letter, why your skills and accomplishments are beneficial to the company you’re applying for. As you write your cover letter, it’s easy to fall in...
  • Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting: Tips for Preparing a Resume for AI and Humans
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - November 29, 2018
    Have you ever put together a resume you felt was pretty impressive but never got a response from the potential employer? Or worse, you received an electronic rejection letter? Well it might just be that the response you received was from a machine rather than a person. Artificial intelligence (AI) has permeated every aspect of modern life and the recruiting and human resources industries are no exception. Today, AI is being...
  • Questions to Ask Yourself to Write the Best Resume Possible
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - November 16, 2018
    Writing your resume can be difficult. After all, you’re writing about yourself, and that’s hard for anyone to do! You’re too close to your career to write objectively. While you might know all the facts, it can be tough to put them in a format and in the right words that convey what you want to a potential employer. Some people also feel uncomfortable “bragging” about themselves in a resume, but r...
  • 5 Dangerous Myths About Job References
    by Thea Kelley - November 15, 2018
    As spring is followed by summer, hopefully your job interviews will be followed by reference checks! Don’t be knocked out of the running by any of the following deadly myths. Myth #1: Employers will only contact the persons you include in your references list. Not true. Many will contact others; it’s neither illegal nor particularly difficult. They can even discover and contact past employers you haven&rsq...
  • Hidden Job Skills Millennials Have
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - November 9, 2018
    Millennials have been the focus of a lot of analysis and discussion in recent years, often to lament their shortcomings and the skills they lack for functioning in society or the workplace. But this generation, raised around technology from day one in a quickly changing world, brings certain skills to the workplace. Whether you’re a hiring manager wondering if a millennial is worth the hire, or if you’re a millenni...
  • 5 Personal Branding Resume Techniques You Must Try
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - October 9, 2018
    You’ve probably heard it a million times: Personal branding is important to the success of a job search. Why is it so important? Because as a unique job seeker, it helps define you as an individual and makes you stand out as a prime candidate. Must-Try Personal Branding Techniques There are aspects of your background that make you incredibly unique and highly qualified—and your job is to highlight those aspe...
  • Resume Q&A Am I Lying On My Resume?
    by Robin Schlinger - October 3, 2018
    Q. I know you should never tell lies on a resume, but It never seems to me that I am telling the complete truth. It seems like I’m telling a lie if I simply summarize my early jobs or brag that I met my sales quota when I know that some people did even better or, worst of all, I ask someone else write my resume. Where do you draw the line between the truth and lying? A. I applaud you for wanting to stick to the truth...