How to Write a Bio that's Targeted and Attention-Getting

How to Write a Bio that’s Targeted and Attention-Getting

You’ve probably heard multiple times that there’s no “one-size-fits-all” resume. But what about bios? Is there a one-size-fits-all bio? My answer is steadfastly, “No.” You need to understand how to write a bio that’s targeted to each audience you’re addressing, based on that audience’s focus, interests, and needs. I personally have an entire Word document devoted…

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Elon Musk's One-Page Resume

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Model Your Resume on Elon Musk’s One-Page Resume

Last April, a resume writing company called Novorésumé created Elon Musk’s one-page resume, claiming that this resume proves no one needs a resume longer than one page. The resume spread virally. But does it prove what it claims to prove? I’m not reproducing the Elon Musk one-page resume here since I don’t want to violate…

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Top 20 Tips on Writing ATS-Compatible Resumes for ATS Systems

Top 20 Tips on Writing ATS-Compatible Resumes for ATS Systems

One of the most popular sessions at The National Resume Writers’ Association Conference last week was Pat Criscito’s presentation on how to write ATS-Compatible Resumes. ATS (or Applicant Tracking Software) systems are used by the majority of companies in this country to determine whom to interview. If your resume does not pass the ATS test,…

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How to Get Job Offers – Not Just Interviews – With Your LinkedIn Profile

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Getting You Job OFFERS? Last week, I spoke with a technology executive about working with us on his LinkedIn profile and resume. Upon investigation, I discovered that he was getting interviews for positions that interested him—but not job offers. At first glance, it might seem like the problem was his interviewing…

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Positivity in Your Job Search Will Get You Farther Than You Think

Positivity in Your Job Search Will Get You Farther Than You Think

Perhaps you’ll identify with me when I say I can’t stand hearing anyone complain—except for myself. That said, even my tolerance for my own complaints has plummeted in the last few years. As soon as I start complaining in a conversation, I know I’ve made a big mistake. I leave the interaction feeling horrible, sure…

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Update Your Resume Month

Don’t Get Caught Empty-Handed. Now is the Time to Update Your Resume!

September is Update Your Resume Month! Read to the End to Get 10% Off a Resume Service! What if you received an unexpected sudden opportunity and needed to update your resume for a new position? Would you be ready with a fantastic resume now? What if your company needed your resume for their own uses?…

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