I applied to 100 jobs with no response. What gives??

Every week I hear this from new clients. If you are submitting your resume without a response,then you need to change your game plan. Are you Continuously aligning your resume with EACH opportunity? If you are a Skills fit, are you a Cultural fit? Have you made an attempt to make a “human connection” within […]

Is Your Resume a List of Tasks or Wall-to-Wall Words?

I am still seeing a large number of resumes that include just a long list of task oriented bullets or wall-to-wall words. If you need to get some help with your formatting and content take a look at these posts on writing your resume: http://www.garylouisnelson.com/category/how-to-write-your-resume/   Join these job seekers who are getting interviews and […]

Do You Apply to Jobs AND Align your Resume?

Most of my clients are not or should not be applying online for jobs. They should be making connections and contacts which is a topic for another discussion. If you are applying online or giving your resume to a contact you MUST tweak and align your resume with the target opportunity. Most of my clients […]

Beyond Resume Keywords.

Keywords are useful when you are seeking a position where you will be filtered out because your resume lacks the specific requirements with technology or government regulations or financial regulations. This usually is critical when pursuing a specific position requiring experience in a particular area. But, my clients are not so easily dismissed! They are […]

Before You Apply-Quick Resume Checklist.

Scenarios: You found the perfect position online or you have a contact-connection who will give your resume to a Manager or Recruiter. I have posted on how to craft your resume here. Before you proceed take a look at your resume and check these items: Starting at the top: Your name-City & State-Email-1 Best Phone […]

Does Your Resume Contain Good Stuff or Mostly Fluff?

Periodically I update a previous post when the same issue continuously comes up. When I keep running into the same situation I will revise and re-post: Most of the resumes I get are either a list of tasks or a wall of words. Every once in a while a client will be unpleasantly surprised when […]

Is Your Resume a List of Tasks or Wall-to-Wall Words?

I am still seeing a large number of resumes that include just a long list of task oriented bullets or wall-to-wall words. If you need to get some help with your formatting and content take a look at these posts on writing your resume: http://www.garylouisnelson.com/category/how-to-write-your-resume/   Join these job seekers who are getting interviews and […]

New Job Seekers-New Competition-Are You Ready?

With all the Government cutbacks, especially in the Military, I am seeing an increase in Resume Clients working for Government Contracting Companies. They are seeking a move into the Public Sector which means there are more Professionals seeking the same positions.     Are you positioned to meet the competition? Does your resume properly reflect your […]

Are Your Skills Transferable? Show Them!

Every week I talk to job seekers in transition. They are looking to transition from  Military service to a Civilian job or from a Government contracting company to a Commercial company. Their resumes are full of Military and Government acronyms and situations that are not going to appeal to the Recruiter or Screener or System […]

Where are you going? Can anyone tell?

A common issue I hear from my recruiting FOGs (Friends of Gary) is that they cannot tell what job the applicant wants!   They are applying for a position but the resume is not in alignment with the opportunity. Can a perfect stranger look at your resume and immediately see a fit? Some clients  tell me they […]