Is It True That My Resume Should Be Just One Page?

Resumes? I’ve seen a few… Here is the truth, most one-page resumes are simply difficult to read and absorb. Their formatting just isn’t attractive, lacking white space because they are trying to pack information in with a tiny font size and super narrow margins. Furthermore, by trying to squeeze everything down to one page, it … Continued

Did you know there are 7 different types of cover letters?

Hundreds of people have contacted me and said “I need a resume and a cover letter”. The two just seem to naturally go together. But a “cover letter” is really just a general term, and there are several categories. Think about how you can get someone’s attention. Remember, people hire people, they don’t hire resumes. You should … Continued

Does your resume have a focused message?

Why should someone hire you instead of someone else? That can be a tricky question. Sometimes an employer needs to hire generalists who have broad skills and experience, and who can do a lot of things. This might be an office manager or a general staff accountant. Or the same company might need someone with … Continued

Are you looking for a job or a career?

I really believe that there is a job and a career for everyone. What is the difference?  A job supports the present. A career builds a future. Not every job turns into a career, but every career starts with a job. Sometimes choices are easy and obvious, sometimes they are not. I had a coaching … Continued