Resumes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing

There are a million resources on how to write a good resume. Some advice is good. Some advice is outdated. Use a few tips and strategies here to make you shine in front of a hiring manager. Do not put your whole life story in the resume. List your last three relevant jobs. Explain employment …

Resumes: Rocking the Work Experience

The work experience section of your resume is the real “meat” of the resume. A hiring manager will often skim the work experience first, to decide to contact you for an interview. Your work experience should describe previous employers, previous titles, dates of service, full-time positions, part-time positions, and volunteer work if you do not …

Resumes: The Contact Information

Some might think writing the contact information on a resume is a no-brainer, but there are a few tips and tricks to make you shine. There are five pieces of information to include on your resume as we head into 2021: name, email address, abbreviated physical address, current phone number, and professional portfolio links. First, …

Resumes: Writing the Objective

The holidays are upon us, how are you going to spend the down time? Typically, companies boast lucrative job vacancies in January. Yearly budgets are set, and employers are ready to staff their teams in the new year. Start early and draft a competitive resume! Writing a resume objective is optional but can be a …

THURSDAY FLASHBACK – Better Business Emails

Emails. We all use them in the business world. Some use is appropriate. Some use is inappropriate. The purpose of a business email should be to convey basic information – no more. Tell your reader the “when, where, and how” of a business matter. Emails should not be sent in times of high emotion. Emails …

Overcoming Obstacles: Resume Hacks

Hiring Managers have a difficult task. They need to fill job vacancies, but they must wade through poorly written resumes. Help a prospective employer make a quick decision to call you by crafting a nice resume. The work history is the real “meat” to any resume. Hack #1: Do not copy the job description. Some …

Surviving COVID-19: Resume Tips

Will the nation reopen on May 1st? What have you done during the wait? When companies open their doors, you need to step up with your resume. Employers only spend 10 seconds glancing at a resume. You need to grab their attention and pull them in with a great resume.  Do a little research to …

Write That Resume During COVID-19

In March 2020, 7.1 million people were unemployed according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is believed that COVID-19 created a sudden rise in unemployment by almost 1%. If you are unemployed during this crisis, it’s time to write that resume! Make sure you understand resume basics before you start writing.  You must …

How to Write a Cover Letter – Bringing Home the Bacon

As the world spins with uncertainty, use the time at home to develop yourself professionally. When the chaos clears, you will be ready to step up and step out. Welcome to the fifth and final installation in the series on writing cover letters. We’re almost there. Put the finishing touches on your cover letter. Keep …

How to Write a Cover Letter – Getting Creative

Welcome to the fourth installation in the five-part series on writing cover letters. Today’s job market is competitive. If you don’t have an inside connection with the hiring company, you really need to cross your t’s and dot your i’s. Hiring managers love to see statistics. Quantify work experience in the cover letter. Use numbers …

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