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Resume Keyword Lists

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

Sharpening the Saw

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

Upgrading Your Skills

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.

Highlight Your Skills

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

Keyword Summaries on Resumes

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

The Laundry List

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