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How to Develop Your C-Level Linkedin Profile

When you are a job seeker looking for a C-level executive position, not only must you have a LinkedIn profile, but that profile must be outstanding. Your profile should be succinct and to the point, as well as provide critical information upfront so a recruiter doesn’t have to wade through expendable verbiage to get to the… Read more »

Why Are Cover Letters So Important for Your Resume?

While most job seekers focus on crafting the perfect resume that includes a long list of accolades, achievements, degrees and awards, many HR professionals agree a resume is not the most important aspect of a potential candidate’s application package. The Importance of a Grand Entrance Outstanding cover letters can turn a middle-of-the-road candidate into a… Read more »

Should You Hire a Resume Writing Service?

As the saying goes, “it takes money to make money.” That definitely holds true for job seekers. New interview clothes and shoes, dry-cleaning, gasoline – these expenses add up, especially if you are a job seeker currently between positions. Should you take on the additional expense of hiring a resume service? The answer depends. Just… Read more »

Costly Resume Mistakes and Their Simple Fixes

First impressions are lasting impressions. Unless potential employers are considering internal candidates, their first impressions of job candidates come from resumes and cover letters. Make a good first impression and improve your odds of moving to the next level in the hiring process. Fail to impress (or worse, succeed in making a bad impression) and… Read more »

Make LinkedIn and Other Social Media Profiles Your Second Resume

If you’re seeking an executive-level position and you’re not on social media, you need to be. A growing number of employers peruse top candidates’ social media accounts as part of the hiring process. The key to making social media sites work in your favor is to use them strategically. How Do Employers Use Social Media?… Read more »

Why Should You Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile?

In a sea of social-networking sites that are primarily useful for, well, socializing, LinkedIn is a breath of fresh air for professionals. When you are active on this social-networking site, you’re not just wasting time creating and reading pointless postings. You’re improving your marketability as a job candidate, making valuable job-seeking connections, and increasing the… Read more »

Why Isn't It Cheating To Hire A Professional Resume Writer?

  When someone hires a professional resume writer, they are paying for the skills that writer has, providing the facts that the resume contains, and collaborating to present their own qualifications for a particular job in an accurate light. Let’s look at these points a little closer: Paying For Skills In today’s job market the resume… Read more »

One Fast Way To Evaluate Your Resume

If your resume is not getting the results you’d expect based on your skills and experience, maybe it needs to be evaluated. All the information could be perfect; perfectly bland. Here’s a fast way to evaluate your resume, and it’s based on the way it will be evaluated when it reaches that VIP looking for… Read more »