When you’re cleaning out your closet, getting rid of the old stuff to make way for new items is a great approach. But if you’re working on your resume, it’s not your best bet. Sure, it keeps your document current, but simply lobbing off your older experiences and incorporating your recent ones is a only a
While I’d never recommend operating with a LinkedIn profile that’s less than fabulous, I get that there are instances when you don’t need a deep-diving profile makeover. Sometimes, all you need is a a spanking-fresh summary to to get by until it’s time for that next twist, turn, or pivot in your career—and hey, I’ve got you covered! A
I don’t quite eat-sleep-breathe personal branding, but there are weeks when I come close. AKA last week. On top of working with my (read: incredible) clients, I've been getting active as a Branded.me mentor and pulling together content for the next six months of my column over at the Daily Muse. But hey, spinning plates is
Everyone hates writing cover letters. Everyone. And hiring managers hate reading them. Why? The average cover letter is crap. There, I said it. When most candidates write a cover letter, they convert their resume into paragraphs of lifeless, overly buttoned-up language. In the Twitter age of 140 characters or less, ain’t nobody got time for that.
We’re not all social media mavens. And, shockingly enough (brace yourself), not everyone is aspiring to be. That’s right, there are still people out there that don’t give a diamond encrusted “F” about how many new Instagram followers they have. Take one of my latest and greatest clients, for example: She’s young and knows what’s
The other day, a client approached me for advice on her job search. Extremely frustrated, but still desperate for progress she explained, “I’m doing everything, and nothing seems to be working!” We’ve all been there. At some point or another, everyone toils in vain. I (almost) wish this were a “job search-specific issue,” but it’s
“I’m better in person.” Untrue. You’re not better in person. Or worse on paper. But I can tell you why you think you are. In school, you wrote about what you studied. You wrote about Macbeth, the periodic table, and the War of 1812. You wrote papers. Nobody was teaching you to write about YOU. In fact, we’re usually
Feel free to swap the word “clients” with the term you associate with opportunity. Job offers. Money. Followers. Sales leads. Whatever. You’re about to learn how not to lose “it” by beefing up your job title. Onto the post. I’ll start with an embarrassing fact. Last month I read How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little