What Are Your 20 Accomplishments?

20 accomplishments

Have you ever done an inventory of the accomplishments in your life? An accomplishment is something notable that you have successfully completed. They can be both personal and professional, big and small, be recognized by other people, or just something you know about yourself. Moreover, they can be used to boost your resume and get … Continued

What is the Resume Technique Known as “Stacking?”

Resume Stacking

How many jobs have you had throughout your career? Rather than move from company to company, some people find a fantastic job, and then stick with that company for years afterward. They climb the ranks, getting new positions with progressively greater responsibilities and higher pay. The problem is that, when you put all of those … Continued

What is Your “Legacy of Goodwill?”

Legacy of Goodwill

Nowadays, you hear a lot of talk about building your professional network, particularly through LinkedIn. How do you do it? For that matter, why do you do it? Can your network actually help you get a job? Can you use it to help other people? One time, I was working with a coaching client. During … Continued

4 Things to Learn About Second Interviews

4 things to know about second interviews

I’ve written a lot about first interviews, particularly about how to prepare for them. But what about the second interview? When you’ve passed your first interview with flying colors, you might wonder what the second interview will be like. My advice is that you need to be equally prepared and fully understand the purpose of … Continued

Are You Telling the Truth on Both Your Resume and LinkedIn?

Telling the truth on resume

There has been a lot written about people lying on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles, exploring why people lie and what they lie about. Sometimes, however, these lies aren’t actually malicious. Sometimes, resumes and LinkedIn profiles don’t quite match up. Maybe there are only minor discrepancies between them, but these can stand out to a … Continued

Are You Being Pushed or Pulled Out of Your Job?

Pushed or pulled out of your job

Have you ever wanted to change jobs, but you are not clear on how to actually think about doing this? You don’t want to make a bad decision in your career.  But there are two basic reasons why people usually move on from their current job. They are either being pulled from their job by … Continued

Were There Red Flags in Your Interview with a Company?

Have you ever left an interview with a feeling that something was not quite right? For the last 20 years, starting as a recruiter and now as a coach and resume writer, I have coached hundreds of people to get ready for their interviews, and then heard back with stories about what happened. These stories … Continued

Do You “Have Your Act Together” to Start Your Job Search?

Start a job search

Have you ever heard the expression “getting your act together?” Do you know how to get your act together when it comes to starting a job search? It was originally from Hollywood, but the concept can be a useful one for your job search. You need to mentally, emotionally, and physically make a clean break … Continued