Resumes & ATS

Writing your own Resume. What works and what doesn’t

You sit down in front of your computer feeling optimistic. You’re about to take your first sip from the freshly brewed cup of coffee...

Career planning increases earning potential

A job search can be time-sensitive and fragile. That’s why it’s important to: ✔ Be proactive. You want to take your time to get...

How to tell your story of resilience during a global pandemic

All of us are pivoting, changing and adapting to this new world of work because of COVID-19. In late March I shared this post asking...

Clean up your Career!

This past Monday morning I spent some time having my car detailed. It was well overdue. Sitting in the waiting room with other busy...

Illuminate.

A friend recently reminded me of this quotation; “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are...

Should you send your resume to a recruiter?

It seems simple enough. Recruiters know about job openings; you need a job, so it only stands to reason that you blast off your resume to...

Resume Writer’s Insider Tip: Value Proposition

There are plenty of great resources available to help job seekers write their value proposition. Today I’m sharing the strategy I use...

Thinking you are a shoe-in may get you booted

A few weeks ago, I sat on a hiring committee as part of a selection board responsible for hiring two candidates to fill two positions. My...

Four Simple Resume Writing Tips You Need to Know

Resumes that land interviews have one thing in common: they catch and keep the interest of the person reading them. Before you sit down and...

Create your career story in minutes

There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love – once you’ve heard their story." Mary Lou Kownacki, Author Storytelling was taught in...

What to do when you outgrow your job

The idea of looking for a new job can be overwhelming. I mean, there isn't anything wrong with the old job. Then it hits you... now that...

What every executive should know about their résumé. How to stand out in a competitive market

As an executive career strategist, I have seen tens of thousands of résumés; many look very similar to one another. In fact, prior to my...