Some people believe that the best way to present their expertise in a resume is to demonstrate a very broad-based set of experiences in different jobs, functions, or responsibilities. What they may not understand is that hiring organizations are looking for candidates who have specific skills, along with very specific RESULTS, that parallel the position description of a specific job. So if your resume shows … Continue reading the story "GOING “ALL IN”"
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One morning you realize that your current career direction might not be the right one for you. What are your options? Think it through and reset your goals if necessary. Here are some early indicators that tell you it’s time to reexamine your career goals. FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY – Most career goals are developed when you’re younger and less experienced. Now that you’re into the … Continue reading the story "TIME TO REEXAMINE YOUR CAREER GOALS?"
Have you been out of the job market for a while? Are you concerned? You can’t agonize over things you have no control over, but you can have a workable plan in place. Overcome your concerns through a strategy of steps to prepare you for re-entering the marketplace. The key is not to wait until the last minute to start your reentry, but rather design … Continue reading the story "RE-ENTERING THE JOB MARKET?"
I’ve been asked this question many times. Answer: It depends upon your ultimate job goal and the number of steps to get there. First, define your objective. Examples: If you want to become the CFO of a major corporation, the number of job changes is different than if your objective is to be an accountant in a small manufacturing plant. The first number could be 10 … Continue reading the story "ARE JOB CHANGES HURTING ME?"
Your cover letter can be an asset or a liability. If it’s a liability that diminishes your candidacy by an ineffective presentation, don’t use one. It’s an asset if the hiring manager is motivated to review your resume. Some critical errors to avoid:
- Your cover letter lacks “potency”: Think of your cover letter as an “appetizer” to a terrific meal. If it’s dull and unappealing, … Continue reading the story "COVER LETTER MISTAKES"