Resumes and Value-Rich Cover Letters

Identify your resume stories not your job description

Identify your resume stories not your job description

Resume stories at one time brought questioning glances and raised eyebrows. Today’s resume evolved significantly and serious job seekers at least know there is such a thing as resume stories. Yet even with improved education about resumes, most people are still trying to write job description resumes. How do you transform a job description resume to one…

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Why you should use color on your resume

Why you should use color on your resume

Color on your resume is still in 2018 a common question. At one point, a client shared an article on yahoo cited points of what not to do on resumes and of course, there was a discussion of color on your resume: 5. A fancy design. Here’s what most hiring managers think when we see a…

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I, I, I is not so important

I, I, I is not so important

When my sons were little, my mother and my brother made a recording for them of bedtime stories. In one of them, she was reading a German prayer, “Ich bin klein”: Ich bin klein Mein Herz ist rein Darf niemand drin wohnen als Jesus allein. That translates to: I am small My heart is pure…

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How to write a resume to drive employers to call you

How to write a resume to drive employers to call you

Ideally, everyone’s resume should drive employers to call them. Your resume should be so intriguing that employers want to have a conversation. Your resume should tell the employer how you can help them. For example, if one of your major projects was Site Decommissioning, you might say: Site Decommissioning – Directed development and execution of…

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