How to Write Your Own Resume. Part 3

This post is the third 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. In the last post we discussed “Your Marketing Message”. The top 25% to 33% of your resume […]

How to Write Your Own Resume. Part 2

This post is the second 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. Your Marketing Message. The top quarter to third of your resume should have impact! The Reader should […]

Ask Gary: I am moving to another city. Do I just indicate this in my Cover Letter?

I would not count on the Cover Letter to indicate your situation especially if you are going to be in competition with a lot of local candidates! To start, put your destination city at the top of the resume. I never put in the whole address on my resumes and I will put the closest […]

Does your resume look like this?

Going forward I will be going through each section and present resume strategies based on over 20 years of recruiting experience and over 1K resumes delivered in the last 36 months. My resumes are designed to have an impact and let the reader “see” you in their environment! If you wish to discuss your situation […]

The Military to Civilian Resume.

I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with many returning Veterans. As a writer with recruiting and military experience, I know that translating military-speak to the civilian world can be challenging.   There are many who recommend completely eliminating all references to anything outside the civilian world and just translating your skills. However, many […]

Your Job Search: Does anyone know you?

Ever hear “Who do you know”? The real question should be””Who knows you”? Unless you have a personal relationship, it is not likely you would be cold-calling a C-Level Executive and ask for a job at their company. Why are you suddenly calling Recruiters and asking them to find you a job? My Recruiting FOGs […]

What tools do you use?

I have been asking my clients what they use to keep track of submissions and access open opportunities. Most are hitting the usual job sites including the Ladders, Career Builder and Indeed.com. Tools utilized are Excel, Evernote and Paper lists. I use Evernote extensively so I can access information on my PC, phone and iPad. […]

What the Heck!!?? Who do you listen to?

I met with a group of job seekers last night. I presented my resume strategies from the viewpoint of 20 years of recruiting and delivering 1,000 resumes in the last 36 months for all experience levels from the C-Level to New Grads. Some of the participants gave me their  resumes to review. They were  generic and banal. They […]