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Why Did A “Patent Pending” Get An Interview?

Why Did A “Patent Pending” Get An Interview?

My nephew, John, is a mechanical engineer who was working at a medical device manufacturer. After 11 years, he wanted to find a new job. I am a professional resume writer (and his aunt!), so I was glad that I could help him.   I work with a questionnaire so...

What Are the Reasons That You Will Get Hired?

What Are the Reasons That You Will Get Hired?

You are applying for a new job.  Why will you be hired?  https://youtu.be/7Y3cxe6WVUo YOU WILL BE HIRED because of what you have already accomplished.  YOU WILL BE HIRED because of how you think.  YOU WILL BE HIRED because of what you know. ...

But I Was Just Doing My Job

But I Was Just Doing My Job

Has anyone ever asked you about something you did at work, and you answered: I WAS JUST DOING MY JOB A client who was a CPA came to me to revise her resume. The first page said: FOUND $1 MILLION OF UNBILLED AND COLLECTED $600 THOUSAND. https://youtu.be/C7Nc99Ln3pc How...

How Would A New Job Affect Your Day-To-Day Life?

How Would A New Job Affect Your Day-To-Day Life?

Would your day-to-day life change much with a new job?   I am a coach, so I was helping a client prepare for an interview. He would be home for three days a week, then go around the country with clients four days a week. The job would be a smart career...

Cultural Problems With A Handshake

Cultural Problems With A Handshake

Have you ever had a weird conversation in a business meeting that was tense, but you didn’t know why? I used to be a recruiter. When a candidate arrived at the office, the person at the front desk would let me know. I would walk to the front, greet the person with a...

Did the Recruiter “Ghost” You?

Did the Recruiter “Ghost” You?

It can be very stressful to look for a new job. One of the biggest complaints is that you can interview, think things went well, and then you never hear back from anyone at the company. It just doesn’t feel good to have been “ghosted” by a recruiter or hiring...

An Elephant Got Me Out Of My Comfort Zone

An Elephant Got Me Out Of My Comfort Zone

It’s a common phrase, but what does “Out of your comfort zone” mean for both your personal and professional life? You can get stuck in your comfort zone and need a push to go through fear, learning, and growth.  https://youtu.be/yZ2qE5Cr7-0 Comfort Zone > Fear...

What Is The Start Date For Your New Job?

What Is The Start Date For Your New Job?

You are waiting for a job offer which is exciting! Now you can think about the details. When will you start your new job? It might be obvious, but be sure to actually look at a calendar!  https://youtu.be/NDRFaBk2SW0 The accepted norm in the United States is to...

Using Google For Your Job Search

Using Google For Your Job Search

If you want a new job in a new industry, where do you look for information? How do you do research? Google can be a great resource. The world was different before we had Google!   https://youtu.be/XOMdeSurmDA I had a client who really wanted to stop being an...

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