Posts in resumes & cover letters
how to create your resume word cloud

Recruiters and hiring managers are notoriously speedy resume scanners. Do you know what story your resume is telling them? Obviously, you can (and should) read and compare your resume to the job descriptions of the roles you’re applying for to ensure that you’ve positioned yourself as a strong fit; however, a fun and different way to confirm that your resume’s overall message is coming across clearly is by creating your very own resume word cloud!

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how to write strong & effective resume bullet points

Oh, bullet points. The most important parts of your resume and the toughest to write. I’m sure you’ve read articles and heard career development professionals spouting the same advice: “quantify your impact!” “highlight your results rather than your responsibilities!” “showcase your strengths!”

Well, guess what? I say the same thing! Because that’s the exact advice you need when writing your resume bullet points. Buuuuut, in this post, I’m going to show you HOW to do it -- with before and after examples, question prompts, and extra advice.

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double-check the details: avoid these common resume mistakes

Oh, resumes. So consequential, and yet not a day goes by when I don’t see at least one with errors that make my eye twitch -- a misspelled company name, disorganized dates, action verbs repeated 4-5x on one page.

For better or for worse, the resume is your first impression to potential employers, and an error-free resume allows recruiters and hiring managers to jump directly into your content -- learning more about you, your skills, and your experience.

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my go-to "this job is MINE" cover letter template

First things first, let's start with a dose of the truth: While I know and fully understand the purpose of cover letters, I don't particularly care for them. Didn’t care for them as a recruiter, don’t particularly care for them as a career coach, (definitely) didn’t care for them as a candidate. BUT, me not particularly caring for cover letters doesn't mean I’m not pretty damn good at writing them.

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5 things to remove from your resume today

It's no secret that your resume can make or break your job search. While the vast majority of career coaching and job search guidance is focused (rightfully so) on what should be included in your resume, I’d like to offer some brief tips on what should not.

After reviewing thousands of resumes as both a recruiter and a career coach, I’ve compiled a longggggggg list of resume don’ts. Here are my top 5 things you should remove from your resume today, and some helpful suggestions on what to add in their place!

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