25 Tips for Getting Your Resume Noticed

Don’t Put Everything on ThereYour resume should not have every work experience you’ve ever had listed on it. Think of your resume not as a comprehensive list of your career history, but as a marketing document selling you as the perfect person for the job. For each resume you send

Confessions of an Executive Recruiter

After three years of economic aches and pains, the employment outlook by companies in the United States has improved to a 12-year high, according to a recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics. If you are an executive or mid-level professional who is looking, or plans to look,

Quick Changes That Help Your Resume Get Noticed

There is certainly a time and a place for a resume overhaul. Taking a couple hours to really clean up your resume is worth doing before you start a job search, or even just once a year as a tune-up. But sometimes, you don’t have that kind of time. Sometimes,

Secrets to a Killer LinkedIn Profile Summary, Part 1

Want to quickly distinguish yourself from job-hunting competition on LinkedIn? Look no further than your LinkedIn Summary. The “elevator pitch” of your social media profile, a powerful Summary can compel employers to take a second look at you for their needs. So how do you craft a knockout message of

What’s the Difference Between a Resume and a CV?

In the United States, resumes are the standard form of documentation to display your professional and educational history. However, in some academic circles and internationally, the curriculum vitae (CV) is the standard for job applications. The objective behind a CV remains the same as the resume, but the appearance of

How to Create The Perfect Cover Letter

Every time you send out a résumé, you’ll need to have a great cover letter to send along with it. It’s a good idea to customize your cover letter for each job you’re applying for. The cover letter is another way of introducing yourself to a potential employer. What it

Localize Your Job Search: 7 Simple Tips to Find Local Jobs

I often hear from clients that one of the hardest parts about a job search is finding jobs specific to a given location. They know where they want to live, and, damn it, they’re going to live there no matter what it takes. Do you share that mindset? Maybe you’re

What to Put on Your Resume if You Don’t Have Enough Experience

No experience? The wrong experience? No problem! If you feel as though you can’t win against the competition, review these tips to improve or revise your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. There are many times in your life when you may feel this way. These include: Switching industries with

How To Change Your Career When You Have No Idea

“There are lots of things I’d like to do, but how do I know which one is right?” “Is a change of career actually the answer or should I just try to make the most of my current job?” “What if I put all my energy into trying something new

7 Job-Seeking Tactics You Probably Haven’t Tried

When out of work, many job-seekers’ first instinct is to go straight to online job boards. When you consider the sheer number of job boards out there, and the amount of people trolling them, it’s easy to feel like you’re lost in a crowd of well-qualified applicants, long before you