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How to Write a Compelling Resume for a Generic Job Description

How to Write a Compelling Resume for a Generic Job Description The rules of resume writing continue to evolve. Right now, it’s all about saying as much as possible in as few words as possible, formatting for applicant tracking systems and targeting the job YOU want. Those are the three essential components for today’s resume but the last one can be the most…

Spring Cleaning for Your Job Search – 6 Tips

Growing up, on the first warm day of Spring my mother and I would start an epic cleaning regime that lasted nearly the whole day. I am sure that I wasn’t as helpful as I’d like to believe but, in my head, I was integral to this operation. Windows were opened wide and rugs shaken outside in the sun. There were buckets…

Why You Still Need a Professional Resume – Even in the Age of LinkedIn.

Why You Still Need a Professional Resume – Even in the Age of LinkedIn. You may have heard some chatter about LinkedIn profiles surpassing the value of resumes.  There is another camp that says the opposite; that resumes will always have a more important place than LinkedIn.  Like most areas with two points of view, the answer lies somewhere in the middle. …

We All Have To Do What? Career Advice you Might Not Like!

In today’s economy, you have to hustle!  Yes, as the song goes.  “Do The Hustle.” and yes, I know it’s a hassle (at least sometimes)  but times have changed and there’s been a huge shift in what you need to do to manage and expand your career prospects. You know this already. The issue is that we all need to get with…

Building Career Insurance: Leveraging LinkedIn’s “Über” Networkers

Your network is everything, whether you need a pair of kids’ crutches on New Years day, as I did (thank you Facebook Friends) or if you suddenly find yourself in need of a new job. It’s who you know that will really count when you are in a bind. And there are always a handful of people who just know everyone. Some…

A Discreet Job Search Using Linkedin (Yes, it’s Possible)

If fear of being seen by your employer is one of the reasons holding you back from using LinkedIn to help you find your next job,  then fear no more. One of the biggest concerns about using LinkedIn and other social networking sites that I still hear is fear over lack of privacy and the inability to be discreet. Discretion is, no…