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 […]

Why Does it Take HR So Long to Respond?

This post originally appeared on the Brooklyn Resume Studio blog. . Having spent more than a decade in recruiting and hiring, I get a lot of questions from a lot of folks as to why the hiring process takes so long, why hiring managers never respond to applications they don’t choose, and what happens to […]

How to Discuss Relocation Plans in Your Resume

Q: I’m actively searching for a job in another state. How can I mention in my resume and cover letter that I’m open to relocation without getting overlooked?  . A: I would position the relocation aspect as such that you’re already in the process of planning.  This doesn’t mean you have to be packed and […]