The webinar I presented on Wednesday went great. I reviewed the results of the resume benchmarking study I did for APICS, and then took questions. This was the first time I did a live resume assessment. During the Q&A, I asked attendees to send their resumes so
Skills and Keywords Archive
I spent several days last week in a training class. Professional development is important if you want to improve in your career. In today’s economy, it is even more critical. Unemployment continues to increase and job seekers continue to become more frustrated with the
Improving your credentials is a good way to set yourself apart from your competition. Most people don't have the time to get an additional degree, but there are options for improving your skills and your marketability.
I was asked to help a job seeker under a really tight deadline. The job seeker wanted to apply for a job that appeared to be an ideal match to their goals and needed to get their resume submitted that same day. Because of the deadline, we
If you are planning on posting your resume on the internet or applying to large corporate sites, it’s important to include keywords in your resume. It will be tough to be found if your resume doesn’t appear in the search results. This is even more of a
On a resume of a financial services professional, I saw something that surprised me. It shouted “poor computer skills” because of a single omission. The resume was for a sales rep in a financial services firm – someone that sells investment and insurance products to individuals and
At the top of a resume I received recently was a laundry list of “Areas of Expertise”: Areas of Expertise Operations / Manufacturing P&L Responsibility Business Plans / Operating Budgets Business Development Bid Estimates / Contract Negotiation Continuous Improvement Six Sigma Methodologies Consolidation / Organization Development Supply