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Compelling Accomplishments for Resumes

Accomplishments on professional resumes are how you engage the reader with your potential to add value to an organization. In fact, the entire field of Behavioral Interviewing is based on the belief that past performance is an excellent way to determine the future performance of a candidate for a job. Guiding Principle: To be an […]

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PDF, MS Word, .rtf, .txt – Who gets what?

I was recently part of a discussion on LinkedIn where a participant specifically asked, “What do you think about submitting multiple resumes, e.g. MS Word, .rtf, .txt?” My essence of my response is below. Guiding Principle: Focus on the audience So many resume writers forget that there is a “customer” on the other side of […]

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Resume Position Descriptions vs. Accomplishments

Here is a guide to structuring a position description and an accomplishments section on a professional resume. The position description is essential in creating the context in which the accomplishments can be understood and evaluated and hopefully impress the reader of the resume. Structuring the Position Description for a Professional Resume The position description is […]

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Showcasing Accomplishments on Resumes

Over the decade or so that I have worked with clients on creating professional resumes and executive career documents, the presentation of accomplishments is almost always in need of a major overhaul. What are the most common problems – what’s wrong?

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“Tell Me About Yourself”: Vo Tech Students

In the middle of my career, I took a segue from leadership roles in Corporate America in Finance, IT and Executive Recruiting to serving as Director of Career Services at a school providing training in the Allied Health field. Programs included Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Surgical Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiac Sonography/Echo Tech, […]

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How well do you sell your education?

Whether you are a new graduate without work experience or a person with a new degree later in his/her career, your degree or certificate represents your new knowledge, your discipline in obtaining it and how that translates into your potential for future success. The credential itself, whether it is a Certificate, an Associate degree or […]

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Resumes, Bios & LinkedIn: Your Face to the World

Many years ago, Susan Bixler, a pioneer in the field of professional image, got my attention with the following statement: Although people should be judged by their innate worth, it is often a first impression that determines whether someone will stick around long enough to let them reveal it. In the world of career management, […]

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Showcasing Board Experience in a Bio or Resume

My foray into working with board members was with board candidates, often individuals looking to join their first board. As my client base in this area has expanded, the need to present the work that a board member has done while serving on a board has increased. The solution, it turns out, is straightforward. Treat […]

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What are your references saying about you?

I once again came across the information about a company that will check your references on a confidential bases to see what they are saying about you. Here is the information: “CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL), NEWS & EVENTS   Allison & Taylor and JobReferences.com have joined Career Thought Leaders as a Promotional Associate Organization! They offer a […]

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How is executive/c-level job search different?

Submitted for consideration in an article in the ATD publication CTDO that caters to executives in learning and development such as Chief Learning Officers Executive/c-level job search is different from job search by managers and professionals because it is still personal. Executive recruiters from Associate to Partner, for example, still talk with sources, prospects and […]

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