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    Job Search Guide - From Fluff to Facts on the Resume
by Don Goodman and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
The resume remains a tool for landing an interview for a potential position, but it's important to utilize it properly and choose your words wisely. Tim Muma speaks with Don Goodman, About Jobs president and certified resume writer, who offers his experienced perspective to help job seekers find ways to get away from "fluffy" language and create truly marketable verbiage. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process fr...
    Job Search Guide - Mistakes That Cause Loss of Motivation, Focus and Your Dream Job
by Clara Chorley and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
The longer an individual goes without a job they're searching for, whether their unemployed or unhappy with their current position, the struggle becomes even greater. Clara Chorley, founder and CEO of Clarity Unlimited, talks about the handful of mistakes job seekers make that creates more difficulty for themselves - particularly from the mental side of things. Clara explains to Tim Muma how motivation and focus on attaining o...
    Job Search Guide - Strategies for Stay-at-Home Moms Going Back to Work
by Mandy Carter and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Finding a new job is often a challenging and frustrating process, but there are additional obstacles if you've been out of the traditional workforce to take care of your children. Mandy Carter, director of social media for CSI globalVCard, gives all the stay-at-home moms (and dads) tips on being ready to jump back into the workforce. Among other items, Mandy tells Tim Muma about overcoming guilt, keeping your skills up to date...
    Classroom to Boardroom - Job Hunting Survival Tips for Collegians
by Christy Palfy and Tim Muma - May, 2015
Trying to land a job out of college has changed in the last decade. In some ways it's easier to find the best career path, but other factors have increased the challenge. Christy Palfy, recruiting manager for Progressive Insurance, gives listeners inside knowledge of the best ways to find a great job to start their career. Christy shares her personal knowledge and experience, having hired college graduates and countless talent...
  Transform Your Executive Resume Into an Interview Magnet
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Nov, 2015
A career-altering executive resume is not engineered by just narrating your employment history—but by way of persuasive storytelling and strategic road-mapping! I realize you’ve probably heard this before and I bet you wondered how you can convert your executive resume into a six-figure, job-interview magnet. Well, there are several strategies but we don’t have time for a workshop right now; therefore, allow me to help you...
  Five Strategies to Brand Yourself a Must-Call Executive
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Nov, 2015
If you are ready to job search with a FANTASTIC executive resume, you have to strategize beyond functions, skills, and accomplishments. Yes, beyond achievements, because at the executive level EVERY candidate is competent and successful. As a leader, you are not hired as a ‘cog in the wheel’ but to re-invent, fix, or upgrade the machine! Wouldn’t you agree? Therefore, you must decide to become the hero and paint that pictur...
  How to look into the reader’s eye when writing your resume
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Nov, 2015
Does Your Resume Make a Human Connection? In a recent blog, In Search of Excellence co-author Tom Peters shared his flash of inspiration when he realized he had gotten into the skin of his audience and developed a “true personal relationship.” When relating a recent presentation to a group of hardware store folks, Peters said, “If I’m really looking you in the eye and there are 1,000 people in the room, when I’m looking...
  How To Write A CFO Resume That Reflects Your Leadership Brand
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Nov, 2015
Pursuing your next step up the career ladder as CFO or Controller? Your CFO resume must connect the dots from tactical details, such as financial reporting or systems, to strategic advisor and CEO partner. By showing examples of strategic decision-making and forecasting, IT oversight, performance recommendations, and Board influence, your CFO resume will position you to compete against other contenders for a C-suite role...
  Resume Questions and Answers
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2015
Q. I’m really confused. I keep hearing about applicant tracking systems that electronically pick out keywords from your resume and discard your resume if the keywords are not there. Then I hear about hiring managers spending 10 seconds reading the first third of a resume. So should the first third of my resume be a list of all the possible keywords that could get me a job? A. A short list of your key areas of expertise is f...
  Are Resumes Withering?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Nov, 2015
While technology is an important part of the job search equation, it doesn't trump thought-work, introspection and proper targeting. Yes, totally ignoring technology can potentially be harmful, in that disregarding its value could equate to missed opportunities. However, overshadowing the process with a hyper-focus on technology's ability to catapult your results can be equally harmful. Why You Must Not "Forget Your Resu...
  Avoid These 3 Resume Mistakes
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Nov, 2015
According to, the definition for resume is "a summing up; summary;" and, "a brief written account of personal, educational and professional qualifications and experiences, as that prepared by an applicant for a job." With this somewhat broad definition in mind, job seekers often get consumed by understanding the details of what to do when building a career summary. However, the conundrum is that you're not su...
  Returning to the Job Market: How Resumes Have Changed
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2015
There are many reasons you may not have competed for a job in the last several years. The most common is that you have been employed in the same company for all those years and were not searching. However, you may also have dropped out of the job market because of family obligations; because an economic downturn left you among the long-term unemployed; or because of other changes in your situation. If you have not competed...
  2016 Executive LinkedIn Profile Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2015
The LinkedIn Profile and Usage trends for 2015 are still in effect, as it is still important to make your profile app friendly, capitalize on the multimedia features, start publishing on LinkedIn’s Pulse, and make your profile resume-like with personality. However, with the multitude of LinkedIn’s changes this year, it has cultivated a new crop of trends that will enable executive job seekers to get the most from their LinkedI...
  A Well-Written Resume Versus a Job List
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2015
Too many job applicants think of their resume as a list of the jobs they have held and the tasks they have completed over their career. They focus on their old responsibilities and job titles, forgetting the true purpose of a resume: to help them move on to their next job. One of the statements I make over and over in these blog posts is that a resume should be targeted for the job you want, not the job you had. The requir...
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