A major source of stress for many people creating their resumes is figuring out what “keywords” are important and in general what information to include. It turns out that this is not nearly as difficult as it may seem.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]