Tricks of the Trade

11
Aug

The Importance Of Using Resume Action Verbs

Action verbs are important on your resume. Excuse me, what I meant to say was, ACTION WORDS ARE IMPORTANT ON YOUR RESUME! Very important. Action verbs are key to setting your sentence’s tone within your experience section. Most importantly, utilizing active action verbs even better highlights your ability to make an impact to the bottom-line. For example, instead of Created, use Creates. My personal favorite action verbs are Drove, Headed, Accomplished, Chaired, Engineering, Orchestrated, Built,

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9
Aug

What Not To Do On LinkedIn (+ Insights From a LinkedIn Employee!)

LinkedIn is not Facebook. Do not get cute, casual or comfortable. Like a job interview, every move or sound you make gets noticed and sets the tone. Keep your LinkedIn exactly like your resume. Having spent over 15 years in this business and interfacing with hundreds of hiring managers, it is my opinion to make sure your LinkedIn emulates your resume. This idea can go back and forth with career experts for days. It’s my

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6
Aug

5 Advantages You Didn’t Know a Certified Professional Resume Writer Uses During COVID-19 (Part II)

If you are one of the 38.6 Million who Have Filed For Unemployment Since March, you know the stress and challenges of navigating a job search during a pandemic. Who is hiring? How do I make my resume stand out and get recognized? How do I address gaps in employment? As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (a.k.a. CPRW), we address concerns firsthand from folks who have not been on the job market in a long

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5
Aug

5 Advantages You Didn’t Know a Certified Professional Resume Writer Uses During COVID-19

If you are one of the 38.6 Million who Have Filed For Unemployment Since March, you know the stress and challenges of navigating a job search during a pandemic. Who is hiring? How do I make my resume stand out and get recognized? How do I address gaps in employment? Whatever your unique circumstances, now more than ever, having a certified professional help you craft your next resume will set you up for job search

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4
Aug

WORK HARDER! GO OWN IT!

I own/operate my own resume writing and career coaching firm. It’s not easy being an entrepreneur and micro-business owner, but it’s the path I’ve chosen and will never look back. I worked over 60 hours last week. Tends to be a theme when you are running things on your own. I work every Saturday and Sunday. Sometimes a quick hour, sometimes during my son’s entire nap of 3+ hours. Just depends on what needs to

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