Don’t Judge a Person Because of an Employment Gap

I once talked with a man who had been a stay-at-home dad for seven years, but wanted to go back to work. Prior to this, he had been the Chief Financial Officer at a company. His wife died in childbirth, leaving him with two special-needs twin boys. As he was in a good financial position, … Continued

Differences Between Job Titles, Roles, & Duties

I have a client who was once hired as an Office Assistant, but was in the process of taking on a larger and more complicated role in her company. I helped her negotiate a new title of Office Manager to reflect this change. It was important to be clear what she did and who she … Continued

Your Personality Should Be a Good Fit for Your Job

As a resume writer and career coach, I run into many clients who dislike their job, but don’t know why. Sometimes it all has to do with personality.  When Someone’s Personality is Not a Good Fit for the Job I could not do a job that required me to be calm, cool, and collected. I … Continued

But I Was Just Doing My Job!

There is so much to be said on the subject of storytelling when it comes to your interview skills. When an interviewer asks you a question, they aren’t looking for a yes or no answer. They are looking for a story that will tell them a bit about you and your experience/skills. If you aren’t … Continued

Have You Ever Met Someone Who Really Loves Watches?

Here is a secret about me: I love people who love what they do. As a resume writer, it gives me great pleasure to help those who are looking for the perfect career. So, whenever I meet someone who exudes passion for their job, it makes me very happy! Last year, I was on a … 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