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Job Search 2016

Are you starting a job search? Has it been awhile since the last time you had to conduct a search? Looking for a new job can be a full time job in itself. So, here are a few things to consider and help you at various stages of the job search process. The resume: If […]

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More ATS guidelines

I am sorry I haven’t kept my blog up for a number of months. It’s been a busy year, but that is no excuse. I am going to wrap up this year with a few articles and start fresh next year! So, since understanding application tracking systems (ATS) is so important, I thought I would […]

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ATS Systems – Text Files or Online Word Files?

When I create a resume for a client, they receive a WORD-based PRESENTATION copy that is formatted and designed to be visually appealing. This version is used for interviews and when emailing directly to someone, such as a recruiter or someone you are networking with to help with your job search. The client also receives […]

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What is an Accomplishment? What is Not?

What is an accomplishment? You would think this would be an easy question to answer and to show examples. But resumes prove that people view the word accomplishment differently. There are people who say they believe in writing an accomplishment based resume, but when you look at their resume, it is task oriented instead. So […]

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Holiday Job Search Can Bring Great Rewards

The holidays are here! Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. I wish everyone a great holiday season. HOWEVER … To all the jobseekers … I ask you this. Are you going to put your job search on hold during this time?  I definitely hope the answer is no. A holiday job search can be a productive job search  You […]

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Are You Ready to Move Up to a Management Position?

As a professional resume writer, I talk to many professionals in staff -level positions ready to advance and take that next step to move up to management.  Some know they want to move towards management but they don’t know how. For others, it is realized during our consultation and we talk about their accomplishments and […]

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Resumes – College Students

Are you thinking about going to college? Are you in college? Just graduated? Well, I have a great site for you. This site, DegreeQuery provides a wealth of information on finding the right major and career and so much more.  http://http://www.degreequery.com Since I am a resume writer, I found their unique resume graphic of great interest. […]

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Consulting Engagements – How to State On Your Resume

It isn’t unusual for those with business expertise to have some consulting experience within their professional history and it can be very effective in showcasing some critical skills, including strategic leadership type talent, such as organizational turnarounds or driving growth for new startup venture. But, there are some pitfalls to watch out for when you […]

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