What You Shouldn’t Add to Your Executive Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2012
In your attempt to create the perfect executive resume, you’ve probably run into a lot of information regarding what should be included, but oftentimes, what shouldn’t be included is just as critical. The last thing you want is for a key decision maker to think: “I would have called this candidate for an interview if only her resume weren’t so …” To prevent this statement from being made about your resume, it’s good to avoid a...
 
  Why Your Resume Is Just So-So and What to Do About It
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2012
Conducting a job search can sometimes feel like a guessing game. You don’t know why you haven’t received the interview callbacks you want, or why you’re receiving denial letters before it seems an employer has even had time to review your resume. In most cases, if you’re not getting called for an interview or you are receiving quick rejections, the issue is that your resume isn’t at the level it should be. So before sendin...
 
  Your LinkedIn Profile Photo Is More Critical to Your Job Search Than Ever!
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2012
A recent study conducted by The Ladders proves that your LinkedIn profile is a critical consideration of your prospect as a candidate for employment. I’ve often wondered how profile photos could affect someone’s job search efforts on LinkedIn. Especially since we don’t include photos on resumes—and mostly because they can be cause for discrimination. In theory, doesn’t the same apply for LinkedIn profiles? An unprofessiona...
 
  Taking a Conversational Approach to Writing Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2012
Oftentimes, writing a resume can be difficult because we have a hard time connecting on a personal level to what we’re writing. While we may relate to the skills we possess, we often take a bit of a mechanical approach when delivering the message. A great way to begin the process of drafting your resume without getting caught in robotic writing is to try taking a conversational approach. By envisioning that you’re speaking...
 
  Creating a Fresh Resume for a Job With Your Current Employer
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2012
Thinking about applying for a job with your current employer? Many employees consider doing the same thing every year in hopes of being promoted internally. Of course, in most cases, employees are required to start the application process all over again. This can feel intimidating but actually isn’t a bad thing at all. By starting over, you have a chance to review your current skills and accomplishments and improve your re...
 
  3 Entry-level Job Seeking Mistakes to Avoid
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2012
Are you an entry-level job seeker looking to get out there and find your first position? Making your first attempt marks the beginning of quite an adventure as you look to meet your goal of entering the workforce. As a newbie, it is easy to make a few mistakes here and there that could slow your ability to find work. So to get a successful start, here are some entry-level job seeking mistakes to avoid: 1. Ignor...
 
  3 Ways to Ease the Monotony of Resume Writing
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2012
It’s true everyone can get tired of writing resumes. But the reason for it isn’t usually laziness; it’s that the process can feel so tedious. Having to sit there and think about everything you’ve accomplished in your career can be overwhelming, especially since you have to incorporate different information into each resume every time you apply for a different position. The process can sometimes be so tedious that i...
 
  7 Errors You Want to Avoid While Job Seeking
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2012
It’s so very easy to make mistakes while job seeking. Even seasoned professionals can struggle some when in the midst of a job search. Don’t be discouraged if you think you’ve made some mistakes along the way. Job seeking is like working a job; you’re always fine-tuning your skills. But before you start searching again, consider the following seven job seeking errors you want to avoid: 1. Searching without organization: It...
 
  7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Write a Better Customer Service Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2012
Creating an accomplishment-driven resume is vitally important in order to get the attention of hiring managers. How do you do that though when your job isn’t necessarily all about numbers or sales? You can start by asking yourself the following seven questions about your experience in customer service and then incorporate those answers into your resume today! 1. Have I had any effect on operating costs? Have I reduced...
 
  20 Action-Oriented Words You Can Use on Your Resume Today!
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2012
Need to make an impact with your resume but not quite sure how? Or maybe you know your resume is missing something but you just aren’t sure what? Using strong, action-oriented words on your resume can change the perception people will have of your resume—and of you as a candidate. If you’re stumped by word choice, using passive terminology such as: duties included … and responsible for … then I’m talking to you! Below y...
 
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