WHAT I WRITE ABOUT: ‘Cover Letters And Resumes’

What Your Cover Letter Does For You

This is a guest blog post by Robin Schlinger about cover letter benefits. A cover letter or cover email should be a requirement for any resume that you send to a company, recruiter or hiring manager. It is true that your cover letter may never be read. But if the recruiter or hiring manager expects a cover […]

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

What Is Your Professional Resume Really Saying?

This is a guest blog post by Abby Locke about creating a high impact professional resume. It seems like every time I turn around, there are more speculations and “predictions” about the economy. One minute we are up and the other we are doomed. However, if you are a job seeker who is trying everything to […]

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

9 Traits Of A Professional Resume

This is a guest blog post by Bob McIntosh on professional resume traits. My wife and I recently ate at an Italian restaurant in the North End of Boston, where I had Linguine Alla Pescatore and Caprese Salad (with fried tomato). To say the food was out of this world would be an understatement. The atmosphere was […]

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

6 Reasons Why You Should Not Hire A Resume Writer

This is a guest blog post by Eric Olavson. Resume writers often focus on telling you about when you need their services (*cough* always). But this is disingenuous. I find there’s an awesome spectrum in the quality of resumes.  Some are amazing. And the rest aren’t so good. So I’m going to help you recognize […]

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

5 Signs Your Resume is Over the Hill

This is a guest post by Leslie Ayres about having an old-fashioned resume. As an active executive recruiter, I read dozens of resumes every week. Many of them do a pretty mediocre job at selling the person they represent, and I’ve shared here before some ways to turn that around. One of the most common resume […]

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Your Military Resume: Translating Your Experience And Skills

This is a guest post by Abby Locke. I remember several years ago, when I delivered workshops for transitioning military professionals, that they all had the same challenges with developing an effective resume. Consistently, I found that they were often overwhelmed at the concept of getting more than 20 years of experience and expertise into […]

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Great Resumes Include The “How”. Does Yours?

This is a guest post by Robin Schlinger about what great resumes include. Great resumes need to show how you add value to an employer – so you are the person they want for the job. This is a 2-fold process – first that you meet the job requirements (this can be by having done the […]

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

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