Retool Your Resume for Success in the New Year

Bill Lynch had over 30 years of successful operations management, an MBA, and standout community service on his resume. Before his job ended in September 2010 (he’d seen it coming for a while), he decided to completely retool his skills and experience and pursue another field altogether. Continue reading “Retool Your Resume for Success in the New Year”…

Get Your Resume Noticed Online

Posting a successful online resume requires techniques most candidates just don't know. Resume search terms, resume SEO, data retrieval rules: These are key factors. Continue reading “Get Your Resume Noticed Online”…

Make the Most of Applying Online

Every day, we hear from jobseekers who are discouraged with their job search. “I’ve applied for hundreds of jobs online; I never get a response at all, let alone an invitation to interview.” It’s easy to believe that you’re doing something productive by applying online, but it’s only true if you are taking the time to make your applications as complete as possible. Continue reading “Make the Most of Applying Online”…

Changes for your Post-Recession Resume

If hiring activity really starts to improve in late 2010, you’ll be getting more chances to put your resume in front of the right people (defined for our purposes as “people who have jobs to fill.”) Here are some tips for making sure that your post-recession resume tells a good story about how you weathered an extended layoff. Continue reading “Changes for your Post-Recession Resume”…

Cover Letters 101

If you are still sending an original resume via mail, your cover letter can enhance your communication with a potential employer. A good cover letter can help put your resume in context, expand on your skills for the position, and express your personality in ways that your resume can’t. Continue reading “Cover Letters 101”…