What Should a Resume Look Like If You Want Results?


I apologize but this is really a trick question because there is no clear cut answer that applies across the board. A lot will depend on your occupation and your career level. This said, merely updating your pervious resume may work for some of you but will be disastrous for others depending on the job [...]

Resumes: Trust But Verify


“Trust, but verify” is a Russian proverb told to President Ronald Reagan by Suzanne Massie, a writer on Russia, during the final days of the Cold War. This is also something job seekers and career changers should consider when preparing a resume and LinkedIn page. RESUMES: Prior to being a featured SME guest this past [...]

DIY Resume Writing Advice

The Devil made me do it

The following is some insider insights on how to create a solid DIY resume. That is if you’re brave enough to undertake the task on your own knowing full well the consequences if in the end your resume turns out to be a faux 2 carat Cubic Zirconia instead of the brilliant 2 carat diamond [...]

5 Tips for Preventing Age Bias in Your Executive Resume & LinkedIn Profile


Back in the job market for an executive role? You may have encountered (or wondered about) potential age discrimination when putting yourself “out there” for an executive job search. If you find yourself experiencing rejection in your job applications, the possibility of age discrimination may seem all too real. Yet, it’s possible that you’re actually [...]

Resume Advice from American Idol Judge Harry Connick Jr.

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Speaking as a music lover and an accomplished resume writer and job search advisor, I firmly believe every job seeker must enter a job search with the same mindset as every contestant who enters one of the myriad of talent contests on television today: “You’re In It To Win It!” Their primary goal is to [...]

3 Reasons Your Job Application Didn’t Get a Response (And What You Can Do About It)

No Response

Eagerly sending your resume to the perfect job posting or trying to contact recruiters – but not getting a response? If you’re wondering whether your application traveled into a black hole, you have plenty of company. Many job seekers report similar experiences, with reactions ranging from despair to frustration with employers. Can’t they at least [...]

Executive Resumes


Since today is Presidents Day, it’s apropos to discuss Executive Resumes. Six-figure executives are well aware that they are judged by is their ability to interact with boards, business owners, oversight committees and fellow corporate executives. They are judged on their ability to drive and achieve profitability goals. And they are judged on their ability [...]

2014 Resume & Job Search Trends for Executives

Executive Job Search Trends

Planning to launch your executive job search in earnest in 2014? You’ll need to be armed and ready for the new reality in job hunting. Far from the days where you could send off a quick reply to a job ad, today’s job search requires you to map out a strategic plan, with a personal [...]

The Black Dress Resume

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Recently I critiqued a resume for a Program Manager that IMO left room for improvement. During our conversation I offered an analogy to understand writing a Winning Resume for modern day job seekers in her situation, a situation shared by many mid to senior level professionals and executives. She liked it and suggested I blog [...]

Winning Resume Tips for 2014


To write an interview generating resume in 2014 requires in-depth subject matter knowledge, excellent organizational skill and ability to produce an abridged and compelling story. However, today more than ever, the key ingredient and one most DIY writers lack is the intellectual acumen to be a world-class brand developer and marketer. I consider myself fortunate [...]