Resume Tips

Simplify Your Story, Don’t Dummy It Down

There are three times when there is too much talking going on in your resume or LinkedIn profile: –         You feel the need to tell the reader absolutely everything you’ve ever done –         You don’t know what’s important to the reader –         You have no idea how to tell your own story One of these …

Simplify Your Story, Don’t Dummy It Down Read More »

Do you know why no one calls you for an interview? You’re telling them not to.

Not you directly, but you in your resume. You’ve trapped it in a vicious politeness cycle. It all starts with not being able to take a compliment and ends in sabotaging yourself in your resume. All because you are too polite. This is a unique politeness. It is an extreme avoidance to bragging. This politeness is …

Do you know why no one calls you for an interview? You’re telling them not to. Read More »

If It’s All About Who You Know & Most Jobs Are ‘Hidden’ – Do I Really Need A Resume?

Yes. How’s that for a short and sweet article? If your understanding of a resume is a recap of title, duties and company names, we have a lot of catching up to do! Many, many, many, years ago a resume might have been this type of recap. Something that served for both applying for a …

If It’s All About Who You Know & Most Jobs Are ‘Hidden’ – Do I Really Need A Resume? Read More »

Your resume is a persuasive conversation – why aren’t you doing the talking?

I heard Tony Robbins say, and I’m going to paraphrase, that it is vital to know your desired outcome before you have a conversation. That way you can guide it to what you want and maximize your time. A few intents can be to inform, convey, or persuade. Sounds like a resume to me. Inform …

Your resume is a persuasive conversation – why aren’t you doing the talking? Read More »

If You Can’t Sell Yourself, How Do You Expect A Recruiter To?

Do you know how many times a recruiter hears, “just get me in, and I can sell myself.”? A lot. Hey, I’m all for confidence – more power to you. This is a BS statement when it is coupled with a resume that doesn’t demonstrate how their qualifications are a solution to that company’s problem. …

If You Can’t Sell Yourself, How Do You Expect A Recruiter To? Read More »