This week I met a client, eager to move into a new job, maybe a new career. The client is extremely talented with 14 years of diverse experience. She’s well qualified to do many things based on experience, an MBA, and an undergraduate degree in engineering. My first question was: “What type of position are you targeting?” She presented a seemingly simple request: “Just write me a resume that sets me up for anything…it could be project management in an engineering setting
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Many times a client will ask me what makes a great resume. There are many elements of a great resume, such as keywords (so you are “found” during the ATS screening process), a sophisticated format, and the appropriate structure. However, content is king. To create a great resume, share details of your greatest accomplishments. What many candidates do is contrary to what is most effective. They copy and paste job descriptions, stopping short of revealing how they excelled. Th
Over the last fifteen years resumes have evolved to become effective marketing tools. Gone are the days when a candidate’s resume was merely a chronological representation of work history. Some candidates try to fit in every bit of information in hopes to connect with a broader audience. When you try to be something to everyone, you are less likely to be the ideal candidate for anyone. Your resume should be focused on a goal. What can you do to connect with a hiring employ