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What Are 3 Things You Can Do Today About Your Career and Job Search?

What Are 3 Things You Can Do Today About Your Career and Job Search?

After more than 20 years of helping people find jobs and manage their careers, I know better than to underestimate the stress a job search can add to your life. https://youtu.be/ErDN_rTvOTk If you're currently unemployed, then you're likely going to be in financial...

What is a Professional Bio?

What is a Professional Bio?

https://youtu.be/B2UIgR1IW1g A professional bio (sometimes called executive bios) can be written for different purposes when a resume is not appropriate. Maybe you are looking for new clients or investors. Perhaps you are on the “leadership” team, so a company...

SUCCESS STORY – Transition from Executive to Consultant

SUCCESS STORY – Transition from Executive to Consultant

https://youtu.be/jUp0OxGblrM Do you love a single part of your current job but aren’t a big fan of your other responsibilities? This situation is a trap that many talented people find themselves in. Their current job might make good use of their talents and passion,...

What Can You Do with a Degree in Sociology?

What Can You Do with a Degree in Sociology?

https://youtu.be/B0PKmsn2bho A while back, I did career coaching with a young woman who just finished her college degree in sociology. Her parents were appalled because they believed she would not be able to get a job with that type of degree.  When we searched on...

Why the Resume Writing Process is Important

Why the Resume Writing Process is Important

https://youtu.be/s1mX_HumonA Almost everyone understands the value of having an excellent resume. It is a specific tool to help you find a new job! Whether you are writing your own or working with a professional resume writer, there is a process of getting to the...

Can You “Let It Go” On Your Resume?

Can You “Let It Go” On Your Resume?

https://youtu.be/CIr2OSdZr6w Are you the same person you were back when you got your very first job? Of course you aren’t! Part of the resume writing process is putting earlier work experience into a context that makes sense today. Sometimes, that is hard. We all have...

How to Update a Resume

How to Update a Resume

https://youtu.be/V0K4wUFnZkE What is the best way to update a resume? I have been a professional resume writer for 16 years, with many clients returning to me multiple times. They are either targeting a new job or keeping their resume current for any unexpected...

Career Planning for Success

Career Planning for Success

https://youtu.be/c4cOSb9iYt0 This is a story about what can happen when someone does real career planning. I once met a young man named Jack. He had built a very successful business selling chicken at mall food courts. When he came to me, he already had 47 locations...

What You Don’t See When Looking at Someone on Zoom

What You Don’t See When Looking at Someone on Zoom

https://youtu.be/yU0H3RZqT7A All of us are getting used to doing much of our work with other people through Zoom meetings. Yes, it is not as good as being together in person, but it is necessary given the current problems with COVID-19. People need to stay home to...

3 Reasons Why People Nitpick Their Resumes

3 Reasons Why People Nitpick Their Resumes

https://youtu.be/ccvFTYIL6M8 Have you ever heard someone described as “nitpicky?” What does it mean? Nitpicky is an informal way to describe someone overly focused on tiny, unimportant details, especially when criticizing something. As a resume writer, I sometimes...

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