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  • Tips to Advance Your Career in 2019
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - February 14, 2019
    As the new year approaches, you may have career advancement on your mind. Whether you feel like you deserve a promotion, feel stuck in a rut, or are simply ready for a change, 2019 can be the year that you make the changes that get your career moving. When I talk about advancing your career, I don’t just mean earning a promotion immediately or getting a raise. I also mean making your job more meaningful and buildin...
  • 5 Tips for Putting Freelance on Your Resume
    by Thea Kelley - February 13, 2019
    Let’s say you’re looking for a regular job. Meanwhile you’re doing a little consulting or freelancing to cover the gap. If you put freelance work on your resume, will employers believe it and respect it? The answer is yes – but only if you do it right. In today’s gig economy, freelancing is much more common than it used to be. It can be a great way to fill the gap after leaving a job....
  • The Top 10 Resume Mistakes Costing You the Job
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - January 30, 2019
    I surveyed 200 professionals to find out what their biggest worry, frustration or challenge was with writing their resume. The number one answer: mistakes! Every single person was worried about making a resume mistake that would cost them the job. Some people were worried about spelling/grammar mistakes others about leaving out important information or not using the right wording. So to help you I put together this list...
  • 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...
  • 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 success...
  • 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. Makin...
  • 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...
  • 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 be...
  • 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, bu...
  • 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&...