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3 Ways to Review the Stories in Your Resume

3 Ways to Review the Stories in Your Resume

https://youtu.be/M5ft5irDnk8 What kind of stories are you telling recruiters and interviews through your resume? When you are applying for jobs, your resume should always answer the question of “Why should we hire you instead of someone else?” It needs to be a great...

15 Minutes to Get a Job Offer

15 Minutes to Get a Job Offer

https://youtu.be/cvtmm0UBsq8 What does it take to close the deal for a good job offer? Sometimes, the “devil is in the details” when it comes to recognizing if a job offer will work for you! Back when I was a recruiter, I discovered firsthand that everything is...

3 Examples of Not Revealing Something on LinkedIn

3 Examples of Not Revealing Something on LinkedIn

https://youtu.be/PhgI6_whhWA Do you ever wonder if you should reveal something personal about yourself on LinkedIn? How do you decide?  LinkedIn has unambiguous policies in place to make sure the platform is safe for everyone. They take personal safety very...

How a Client Negotiated a $15,000 Bonus

How a Client Negotiated a $15,000 Bonus

Can you imagine negotiating a $15,000 bonus when you didn't expect a dime? I once had a client who was able to do just that!  A national company hired him to turn around operations at a site in their San Francisco-area location. It would be a challenge, but he...

3 Ways to Create a Focused Message for your Resume

3 Ways to Create a Focused Message for your Resume

https://youtu.be/BzcSVGBZK5A Are you targeting a specific or a general type of role for your job search?  When looking for a job, you need to determine your ideal audience for your resume. When you are writing it, what is your intent?  Does your resume need to have a...

Should You Take a New Job for a $10,000 Increase in Salary?

Should You Take a New Job for a $10,000 Increase in Salary?

https://youtu.be/fmRK8bBDYMs Everyone wants to make more money, but sometimes an enticing opportunity might not turn out to be a good deal.  Once, a client came to me with a problem. While he was satisfied with his job and not actively looking for something else,...

3 Reasons Why You Need to Know About Your Family Business

3 Reasons Why You Need to Know About Your Family Business

https://youtu.be/CPO3dX02Oeg As a resume writer and career coach, I have met numerous people with family businesses. Some managed the businesses themselves; others were actively involved in a smaller role or only part-time. And many others didn’t want to have anything...

Who Are the 3 Audiences for your Resume?

Who Are the 3 Audiences for your Resume?

https://youtu.be/YBS6Kt0ivM4 It may seem like a simple question, but have you ever asked yourself who actually reads your resume? Another way to put this is, who is your audience? The audience always determines the format of the writing, whether it is a screenplay,...

Importance of Talking with Recent Grads about Careers

Importance of Talking with Recent Grads about Careers

https://youtu.be/wyZhUfTpSvg How does a new college grad learn how to use their degree as a stepping point into a satisfying career?  One way is to get an “informational interview” from someone with real-life experience working in a field or company of interest...

SUCCESS STORY – The Value of Going Back to School

SUCCESS STORY – The Value of Going Back to School

https://youtu.be/CkPk8cogeMo Sometimes, you don’t learn what you expect when you go back to school! Carol is a client of mine with an excellent job as a Human Resources Program Manager at a large healthcare company.  Her company is massive, with lots of room for...

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