Can Your LinkedIn Profile Replace Your Resume?

Having a strong LinkedIn and digital presence is key to the success of your job search. It boosts your visibility to hiring managers and recruiters. It provides a valuable opportunity to connect with industry peers. And gives access to relevant job opportunities through LinkedIn’s job board and industry groups. But make no mistake, LinkedIn is a […]

3 Infographic Resumes that are ATS Compliant

An Infographic resume won’t necessarily help you get noticed by hiring managers. It may even hinder your job search efforts. One of the biggest challenges with infographic resumes is that they are generally not ATS compliant. The format and presentation of the resume may prevent the Applicant Tracking System from accurately reading your resume, and […]

Choose Powerful, Descriptive Words to Boost Your Resume

The purpose of the resume is to make a strong first impression, by highlighting your most relevant skills, experience, and knowledge. It should be impactful, concise, and provide your reader with a clear message as to why you are qualified for the role. Hiring managers scan hundreds of resumes for each job description, and no one wants […]

How to Ask for a Recommendation on LinkedIn

Many people gloss over the importance of recommendations on LinkedIn as a key component of building a solid profile and attracting hiring managers’ attention. Asking for endorsements of your work can be a challenging process, and awkward at times. Fortunately, LinkedIn’s functionality lessens the difficulty and turns it into a streamlined method for leveraging your […]

Format Your Resume to Stand Out and Get Hired in 2019

One of the most challenging aspects of the job search is how to make your resume stand out among hundreds of potential competitors. In today’s saturated job market, it’s critical that your resume follow key guidelines around design, content, and formatting to ensure that it appeals to hiring managers, while also meeting Applicant Tracking System […]

The Science of Information Design & How to Apply it to Your Resume

I love coming up with a solid resume design as much as I enjoy writing them. A well-thought-out design only makes great content that much better. And of course, the opposite also holds true, that ineffective presentation will actually detract from the quality of the content, and how well it’s received. Writing a resume is like […]

Do Infographic Resumes Really Work?

Infographic resumes have become a popular trend among job seekers. You may recall the viral posting of former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, a vibrant mashup of purple icons and imagery meant to convey a compelling visual story. Alas – it was neither Marissa Mayer’s resume, nor would it have landed her an interview. This is […]

3 Different Ways to Approach Your Job Search

There are multiple ways to approach your job search, and they don’t necessarily have to start with a clearly defined job description. Job seekers often tell me that their biggest challenges are around establishing their starting point and strategy – What am I looking for, and how do I find it? While everyone’s career goals […]

My Proven Formula for Writing a Great Cover Letter

Q: What is the most effective formula or strategy for writing a great cover letter? A: Writing a solid cover letter comes down to a few key points: who your audience is, what kind of information is important to them, and the best way of communicating that visually and verbally On top of that, communicating a strong message […]

Q&A: How to Address Being Let Go From Your Job

Q: How do I address being laid off in a resume, cover letter, or on an interview? I was let go recently, not due to performance issues, and I’m concerned about how to communicate this to potential employers in a way that doesn’t make me look bad. A: The first question to address is that the […]