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The Essential Resume Tool: KEYWORDS

Keywords are an essential piece to a well-written resume. Why? Because they are the words that describe what you do. They also let the reader know immediately whether or not you are a potential candidate for them. Keywords are “buzz” words or industry specific jargon that communicates a message about your qualifications, accomplishments, credentials or… Read more »

How to target your resume for your specific role or industry

Resumes are not one size fits all. In other words, if you’re looking for an HR job, your resume should be targeted to that particular HR role. When I was hiring, I was pretty specific in my position description for a part-time customer service person. I loaded it with job-specific customer service keywords. I was… Read more »

ATS or Hiring Manager–Who should I write my resume for?

Does the thought of writing your resume leave you confused? Not sure who will be reading this? An AI (ATS) or a human? It can feel stressful to know what to write, who to write for (recruiters? hiring managers?), what keywords, etc., especially when you aren’t sure exactly what an applicant tracking system does. I’ll… Read more »

Is your resume relevant for the role you want?

Imagine you brought home a carton of milk, opened it for your cereal, started to pour, and out came Diet Coke. It’s not that you don’t like Diet Coke. It’s just that you 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘥 milk. One of the most common frustrations I hear from recruiters and hiring managers is that their candidate’s resumes don’t match… Read more »

Job Search Plans

Does #cold calling a hiring manager cause you to hyperventilate? 😱 You’re not alone! If you have a solid plan in place it can reduce anxiety, build your confidence, and increase your chances of success. Here are some quick tips to get you there: ✔ 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 the company. Learn about their mission, goals, and the type… Read more »

Out With the Old and In with the New…LinkedIn Job Search Tips for 2022

If you’re planning on starting a new job search in 2022, you need to know that how you search for a job has changed greatly over the years. Whether you’re a new grad, management professional, seasoned executive, or C-Suite office holder, you need to ensure that you have the “dos” and “don’ts” of today’s job… Read more »

Is Your Executive Resume On Target?

Are you thinking that 2022 is the year you really want to score that executive-level position with your company? Or for a completely new organization? Either way, you’re going to want to have your marketing tools ready for the new year-new job search adventure, and being able to present hiring managers and recruiters a targeted,… Read more »

Does Your Resume Match The Position Description?

I recently spent some time picking the brains of two hiring managers. We got to talking about jobseekers, resumes, approaches to resumes, what they looked for in a resume, and job descriptions. Something they both mentioned as a common frustration is when the candidate’s resume doesn’t match the position they are interviewing for. The job… Read more »