When you’ve been “off work” for a year, three years, or a decade, returning to the workforce is daunting. As an executive recruiter, I’m often asked the best approaches to return to transition back to work successfully. I decided it’s time to write how to go from stay-at-home parent to professional in twelve steps!
It’s time for another resume article. Yay! I’ve written a number of them. Each has its own story and offers unique insight. None, however, has focused exclusively on the worst resume killers, so I thought it might be time to discuss the four worst resume blunders and their antidotes. Before we address
How confused are you right now? How many resume samples have you reviewed? How many different opinions can there possibly be regarding this ridiculous piece of paper required to facilitate an over-in-a-blink-of-an-eye moment? Unfortunately, the answer to the last question is too many. Before we get you un-confused, let’s have a little fun
Times have certainly changed. When I graduated from college in the late ‘80s, the biggest struggle my friends and I had was choosing among our handful of job offers. Today’s market has more than “eradicated” those “struggles” of yesteryear. Trust me, my friends and I were no different than you are. Times
I’ve been blogging for a number of years and in 2012 wrote A Resume Quickie regarding the stylistic Dos and Don’ts of resume writing. At that time, the only two people that read my blog were yours truly and my mother (because she does, in fact, love me that much). Thanks to
As you can imagine in my position, I receive many inquiries from job searchers. Since it's extremely difficult to spend the appropriate amount of time with each of them, I thought I'd share what I consider to be the art of a successful job search. I won't go so far as to say
In the last eight years, I’ve seen over 410,000 resumes. No joke. I’ve hung onto less than 1% of them. Let’s go on a limb and say that I can tell the difference between a good one and a bad one—if for no other reason than anyone who sees that many will