Have you ever heard of a “master resume”? Think of it like a master playlist, or a master recording. It’s EVERYTHING, every bit of raw, employment-related information you have, all compiled in one place. And you, dear mama, NEED one!
Does your resume still have an objective statement? If so, it’s time for an update!
Objective statements tell an employer what YOU are looking for. “Objective: to obtain a professional accounting position.” The problem? Employers don’t care what you’re looking for. Objective statements don’t give the employer any useful information about who you are as a person, a professional, or what you would bring to their company.
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You found a BEAUTIFUL template. You’ve input all your experience, and sent out your brand new resume to a myriad of employers with openings. And then… crickets. Zip. Zero. Nada by way of call backs or response of any kind. What happened?? My guess is you got screened out. By a computer. How does THAT make you feel? Let’s avoid this situation in the future, shall we? Here’s what you need to know about Applicant Tracking Systems… Read More
We spend our days rocking babies, chasing toddlers, teaching preschoolers, taxi-ing grade schoolers, worrying about teenagers, and before you know it our babies are all in college. How did that happen??
Each season bring new changes and challenges, and often we spend so much of ourselves in raising our kids that we forget that we will still have life in us after they’re grown and gone.
What will we do with ourselves then? Read More
If you’re applying for job after job and getting nowhere, it’s possible you’re not making the most of the one resource the employer has already given you: the job posting. In the job posting, the employer has given you all the information you need on the EXACT qualifications, qualities, and skills they’re looking for in a new hire. YOUR job is to take that information, plug it into your resume and cover letter, and watch the responses come rolling in. Here is exactly how to use job postings to get your resume noticed! Read More
Are you a Stay-at-Home Mom going back to work soon and DREADING the whole resume thing? While taking time off from your career path to care for your family may have been the best decision you ever made, it does take some skill to help an employer see it that way. Here are four resume tips for tackling the SAHM employment gap and spinning your at-home experiences to your best advantage — without making up cheesy titles for yourself like “Executive Cleaning Officer” or “Home Management Specialist.” Plus, there are even more tips on formatting and what to include on your resume in my FREE resume template and tip sheet JUST for SAHMs. Read More
“You’re fired.” These two little words might be the most feared of every working man and woman in the world. Not understanding, depression, anger, and maybe even self-loathing run though our minds. What the heck am I supposed to do now?? As a career advisor, here are my top 5 tips for what to do when you lose your job: Read More
Most of the time, job seekers prefer to write their resumes themselves. Which can work just fine, provided the job seeker understands what makes a successful resume and can write well. If that’s you, go for it! I’ll be cheering for you! If that’s not you, however, here are six times you should definitely consider hiring a resume writer. Read More