Résumés’ Aren’t That Damn Important, Are They?

June 24, 2013 in Resumes by newresource

We need them – some are good – most aren’t. We all think we can write them ourselves – we’re somewhat embarrassed to ask for help with them – No one wants to spend money on them– yet the crux of everything that matters to us depends on our resumes. I spend a fair amount of time reassuring new clients
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If Your Friends Can’t Refer You…?

June 19, 2013 in Career Coaching, Interview Tips, Resumes by newresource

Over 60% of employees were hired through a referral.  Just about everyone who is working was referred or has been referred at some point in their careers. You’ve heard the old saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. Today it’s easier than ever to know someone, social media puts the power of connection at your fingertips. As
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Executive Resumes: The Old Way of Doing Things Is Dead

June 11, 2013 in Resumes by newresource

All executives (at least all that I know) want to show that they can come into a company, break everything down and make it faster, better, stronger and leaner. They want to convince you that they will lead your company into the next level of performance efficiency and innovation because…well, they are executives and they’ve been fixing things for years,
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The College Conundrum: Jobs, Loans and Resumes

June 6, 2013 in Career Coaching, Resumes by newresource

It’s that time of the year – commencement ceremonies are all around us. Young people (and not so young) are graduating from college after working hard and earning their degrees. However the party won’t last for long because those pesky student loans are breathing down their necks. According to a recent article written by Akbar Moobin for Campus Progress, the
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It’s Not That You Aren’t Talented, It’s Just Your Resume Sucks!

May 28, 2013 in Resumes by newresource

You want to know why your phone isn’t ringing off the hook with job offers? Or why you aren’t getting those interviews that you KNOW you qualify for? Well, let me tell you, it’s not that you’re not talented, it’s your resume; it sucks. The worst part is you may not even realize that it. Here’s why it sucks. It
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Putting In Your 2 Weeks Notice!

May 22, 2013 in Resumes by newresource

“Chris, I put in my two weeks notice today, thanks for the help with my resume.” “I got an offer today; I’m putting in my 2 weeks notice on Friday, thanks so much for your help” “I’m getting all kinds of calls and interviews. I can’t wait to put in my 2 weeks notice…” Those quotes are real and so
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Slow Down Baby, Save Some for the Interview

May 13, 2013 in Resumes by newresource

All too often I see one or two things when it comes to resumes – either it’s too much information or too little – usually it’s the former. Overcrowded resumes with run-on sentences and big meaningless words that overstate the facts with words that are all crammed together to give the appearance of accomplishment and importance don’t help you get
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The NEW Resume

May 3, 2013 in Career Coaching, Interview Tips, Resumes by newresource

Emphasis on the “NEW”. Yes forget what you know or think you know about the resume. There is a lot of information about them being obsolete and outdated. Some folks are even saying that they are dead. Well let me tell you folks, the reports of the resume’s demise are greatly exaggerated. The resume is alive and well, it’s even
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What Resume Writing Taught Me

May 3, 2013 in Resumes by newresource

Think back to your early years, what did you want to be when you grew up?  I could have never imaged a career in Human Resources. And now it’s amazing to see where life has taken me, I’m equally amazed at the journey that resume writing has taken me. I think one of the advantages I have over some other
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Gone in 6 Seconds

May 3, 2013 in Resumes by newresource

Quick, count to six! That was fast right? Of course it was, it’s only 6 seconds but what if I told you that a decision – a determination – about you and your ability to perform a job was made within that 6 seconds. Ladies and gentlemen, your resume gets about 6 seconds to make an impression on a hiring
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