10 Things Employers Love To See

Applying for a new job? Here are 10 things to showcase in your resume, cover letter, social media updates, and interview. Strategically highlight your strengths, and the right employer could find you irresistible!  1. Samples of work In the old days, the only way you could show off your work was to carry a portfolio into …

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Here’s Why the Resume Isn’t Dead Yet

While technology is an important part of the job search equation, it doesn’t trump thought-work, introspection and proper targeting. Yes, totally ignoring technology can potentially be harmful, in that disregarding its value could equate to missed opportunities. However, overshadowing the process with a hyper-focus on technology’s ability to catapult your results can be equally harmful. Why You …

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Resume, Meet the Computer: Top Formatting Tips for ATS

Considering how many employers have turned to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to manage online applications, it has become essential to consider how our resumes get “read” by these systems. Our resume is a marketing document – it highlights our skills, experience, accomplishments and VALUE to a particular employer. They are “targeted” to the employer’s needs and therefore …

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Resume Checklist for Executives

Executives, it should come as no surprise that your job competitors will be strategic, sharp, and savvy top professionals.  Many of them will pursue a job search with precision and be highly qualified for the role.  Are you prepared to sell yourself, with confidence, in your resume? To be considered for a top position, your …

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Q&A: Job Titles

Early this week, I was asked this question by an engineer at Microsoft regarding job titles: How important are internal titles vs. the industry standard titles? I am worried about this nuisance of employment titles in background checks if I want to switch companies later in my career. For example, for me is it better …

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