How Long Should I Wait to Follow Up After a Job Interview?

Q: How long should I wait to follow up with a potential employer after a job interview? A: You’ve just aced the interview. Whether a phone conversation or an in-person meeting, your immediate priority should be to follow up with a thank you letter to the interviewer(s) thanking them for their time, and also reaffirming your […]

4 Brilliant Resume Summary Examples

I often get asked by job seekers if they should include a resume summary statement. My answer is nearly always a resounding “YES”. The summary section of your resume is prime real estate — it’s the first thing a hiring manager will read, and it sets the tone for the rest of the document. You […]

How to Build a Strong Personal Brand

In today’s digitally-driven job market, it’s more important than ever to build a strong personal brand presence that communicates your story across all relevant social and online profiles. And your personal brand isn’t limited to just the online space – it also includes your resume, cover letter, and any other materials you might be using […]

4 Job Search Tips to Stay Competitive During the Holidays

Next week is the Thanksgiving holiday for those of us residing here in the US. Right around this time each year, the impending holiday season prompts the conversation, “Should I press pause on my job search during the holidays … or keep looking?” Does hiring slow down after late November? Yes – hiring does traditionally […]

3 Tips to Ace the Job Interview

A solid resume is the foundation of a successful job search, but your ability to ace the interview will really determine whether or not you receive the offer. Interviewing is challenging for so many of us because we are not used to talking about ourselves and our strengths. As a recruiter and resume writer, I […]

Q&A: How Many Years Should I Stay at a Company?

Q: How long should I work for this company? Is it better to gain experience – and potentially promotions – working for one company, or would my resume benefit from diversifying my experience and working for a number of different organizations? Will I be considered a “job hopper”? A: It depends. In my experience as […]

How to Spend the 4 Weeks of Your Pre-holiday Job Search

As we head into the final stretch of 2018, we’re also in the midst of one of the busiest hiring seasons of the year. For many corporate and for-profit organizations, hiring budgets wrap-up at the close of the fiscal year on December 31, making October and November prime time for filling critical job openings before […]

Should I Hire a Professional Resume Writer?

The decision to hire a professional resume writer presents a multitude of benefits versus writing your own resume. For one, it’s incredibly time-consuming. It is helpful to offload the task to an expert who is up-to-date on the latest hiring trends and resume standards. But beyond that, professional resume writers are specifically trained to excel […]

Beyond Experience: What Stands Out on a Resume?

The goal of a resume is to showcase your most relevant skills and experience, based on the job description or target opportunity. Ideally, these qualifications come through loud and clear in your Experience, Skill Sets, and Training. Something job seekers may not realize is that most job descriptions are more of a “wish list” of […]