Are You “Resume-Ready” and “Beyond the Resume”.

Just when you least expect it you get a call or a message through LinkedIn. Someone is interested in talking to you about an opportunity! They ask a little about your background to confirm what they see and then they: ASK FOR YOUR RESUME! Update to this Post: The OTHER scenario: you are suddenly find yourself […]

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 […]

COGs getting Jobs.

I hear from my COGs (Clients of Gary) when they obtain interviews and new jobs. This is why love what  I do! Helping real people get real jobs! New positions include: VP Sales and Marketing IT Director IT Executive Engineering Executive CPA Social Media Executive CEO Congratulations to all! How is your job search going? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Over-the Top Resume Wording.

I am still seeing Over-the-Top wording in new client resumes. Take a look at your resume, are you still using Orchestrated, Spearheaded, Championed or Keen Communicator? You want to make an impact without distracting the reader with convoluted and grandiose language. More help available here. Free Resume Review.  

Write Your Own Resume. # 6

Your Professional Experience. Post number 6 in a series designed to help you write your own resume and put your skills and accomplishments in a format that will appeal to all those strangers out there who will be viewing your resume. For most the best strategy is to present your experience in reverse chronological order. We need to see […]

How to Write Your Own Resume. Part 4

This post is number 4 in a series designed to help you write your own resume and put your skills and accomplishments in a format that will appeal to all those strangers out there who will be viewing your resume. Under the Headers and Introductory Paragraph you should add your core competencies. I prefer placing them in 3 columns […]

Does your resume scream: I did not write this?!!

I keep seeing the same old “Resume Writer” words on resumes that immediately say to the reader that the candidate had someone else write their resume. If you have “orchestrate” and “spearhead” on your resume you need to do some editing. The other area that needs attention is matching the top of your resume where […]