In a previous post we showed you how to focus on your strengths. That’s a pretty powerful feeling. But it’s not just a feeling. Today we will show you have to leverage those skills. Showing Off Your Superpowers Once you are clear on your strengths, it’s time to showcase them
“What? I have no Superpowers!” you say. “I can’t scale tall buildings using my sticky web-fingers like Spiderman. Nor can I stop gunfire from every direction with my magic bracelets like Wonder-woman. And I could never control the weather like Halle Berry’s Stormy character (much less rock
Too many job seekers (at all career levels) focus their resume on peripheral elements, such as the companies they work for. Does that mean you shouldn’t highlight great things about your employer(s)? Not at all. It just means you don’t want to use excessive space to describe the organizations you’ve
There are many resume faux pas that may hinder your job search. Grammar atrocities, unhinged formatting, lack of achievements, ATS incompatibility, paragraphs that are too dense, and others are the usual culprits. But if there’s one thing that will get you completely ignored in your job search—despite the impressive qualifications
So, you got a great start on rockin’ your LinkedIn profile in the previous blog. Here are some more tips to continue to craft and polish. Keywords Count. Be sure to use all key words you want to be associated with. These are the same ones you’ve targeted to sprinkle
You’re familiar with LinkedIn. You may even have posted a profile. But if you’re like a lot of people, at best you copied your resume into the little spaces on the form. You may not even know there are some hidden spaces that you haven’t filled in. You may or
By suggesting you “be FRANK,” I’m not saying to throw etiquette and politeness out the window. You will, of course, be respectful of others’ time and make it easy for them to help you. (I know you can be charming…) Instead, FRANK is an acronym I learned from Berri A.
You may suspect that one of your professional references is keeping you from getting a job or board offer. According to one reference checking company, approximately 50 percent of all reference checks they conduct will uncover negative feedback from the reference *. This feels counterintuitive, however, because if you were
Presumably, you have one primary goal for your job search: to open the door to your next job. However, it’s not enough to “know” that’s the goal if you don’t keep it in mind when you’re organizing your job search. For example, if you take what’s called a shotgun approach to
Ah, the 90s. The era of answering machines, computer monitors that took up all of our desk space, and awkward paper maps. It was also the era of resume readers who may have spent a bit more time perusing your printed resume as their fingers admired your fine paper choice.