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 […]

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 […]