New Year, New Team, & Putting More Job Seekers to Work

As a consultant, strategic advisor, and creative partner to my clients, my work is all about helping them construct and design an impactful story around their professional journey, and the unique value they bring to the table. My goal was always to help as many people as possible – and in 2015, that goal was […]

Tips for a Successful Long Distance Job Relocation

Q: I’m considering relocating for work. How can I conduct a long distance job search and generate results while still employed in another market? A: Focusing your job search on a new city brings the added challenge of competing with qualified local candidates, and it can be difficult to convince hiring managers to give you […]

Should I Hire a Recruiter?

Now here’s a question I get asked quite often: “Should I work with a recruiter?” And if so, “Who do you recommend?” A recruiter can be an invaluable resource to job seekers in today’s digitally-driven job market. Recruiters often have excellent relationships with top companies that can be difficult to break into, and partnering with the […]

Can I Exaggerate Skills on My Resume?

Q: I want to use skill sets that I’ve gained through my job to help me break into a new field. The problem is, those aren’t core functions of my job. How much can I pump up those responsibilities on my resume to emphasize my experience? A: While every case is different, you can “beef […]

3 Effective Ways to Build a Career When You Have “Zero Time”

This post originally appeared as a guest post on the Sonage blog. Whether you’re happy at your job or on the hunt for a new gig, you need be ready to make a move – at any time, all of the time. It’s one of the ways you can truly take care of yourself. Here’s […]

4 Kinds of Career Change, and How to Navigate Each

Transitioning professionals and career changers make up a significant portion of my clients, and they range from those making lateral moves within their industry, to those looking to do a complete professional overhaul. Today’s job market has opened up more of a dialogue around career dissatisfaction, and the integration of personal values and interests into […]

3 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

WATCH: 3 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Resume  |  via SkilledUp I recently did a video segment with skill building and learning website, Skilled Up, where we discussed 3 key ways you can strengthen your resume and make it stand out – tips that go beyond all the noise you’re used to seeing in career articles. […]

Why You Should Ignore the “Rules” of Resume Writing

First Rule of Resume Writing: Ignore the Rules I’m not a fan of the “MUST/MUST NOT” rules of resume writing. Most of us are familiar with the obvious ones. Each of my conversations with a new client concludes with me asking them what their initial expectations are for the final product – what would they like […]

Will a Visual Resume Help You Stand Out?

A year or so ago, I was creating a lot of infographic-style, visual resumes for clients. It was in demand, and I enjoyed it because it was a great way to combine my expertise in resume writing and HR, with my creative background in art & design. Then I realized that ideology was more about […]

How Do I Brand Myself for a Career Change?

This week’s question came from a recent participant in a webinar I did on personal brand building. Career change is such a common thread for so many job seekers that I work with, and it’s important to look at how strong personal branding plays a part in successfully positioning yourself for success in a new […]