Resume Tips

  • How to Address a Cover Letter Without a Name? Top 5 Salutations

    Struggling with how to address a cover letter without a name? It’s a common challenge that can make even the most confident job seekers pause. Ideally, you want to personalize your cover letter salutation to show you’ve done your homework. But what do you do when that information isn’t readily available? If this sounds familiar, you’re in the right place.…

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  • How Many Bullet Points per Job on Resume? The Ideal Number

    Is it really important to know how many bullet points per job on resume is the ideal? How many bullet points are too many? Or too few? Well, since your resume is supposed to be only one page long, there is, indeed, a consensus. Spoiler alert: The ideal number of bullet points per job on a resume is somewhere between…

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  • Best Way To Land A High-Level Job Using AI & Social Media

    How do you know you are using AI and social media right in your job search? Are you… Writing AI prompts. Automating outreach. Using social media and online messaging channels for branding. Can’t swing a dead cat on the interwebs without a guru talking about this stuff.But how do you know it’s working? I have chatted recently with clients and…

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  • 2 Quick Resume Fixes To Attract Recruiters’ Attention

    Job postings are receiving, on average, 250 resumes, according to Glassdoor 2023. And SourceCon stated that job applications are up 30%. Are recruiters even spending 6 seconds on a resume? What if you had less than 6 seconds to catch a recruiter’s attention? What would you do to grab the attention of a reader of your resume that YOU are…

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  • 5 Reasons Why The Job Search Is Harder Now

    “Why is this job search so damn hard?” This is a sentiment I hear often… And, yes, the job search nowadays at all levels ain’t easy. It’s always had its challenges… But in this video, I go through 5 stats/scenarios that explain why it’s hard. Thank you to Jim Stroud of SourceCon, Hunt Scanlon, Hung Lee, Bureau of Labor Statistics,…

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  • 5 Job Search Tactics for Executives Using The R.O.T.H Method

    When a frustrated client who is in a job search tells me something like, “I have submitted my resume to over 300 job postings, and I have only received one interview,” I want to scream: “Joel, get off the job boards!” a-la-Risky Business – where Joel’s mom tells him to get off the babysitter with the house surrounded by police.…

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  • How to Answer ‘Why Are You Interested in This Position’?

    Knowing how to answer ‘Why are you interested in this position?’ is crucial when you’re stepping into a job interview. It’s one of the most common interview questions, and you’re almost guaranteed to face it. It’s a powerful way to showcase your motivation and how well your goals match with what the company and the job offer. In this article,…

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  • How to Turn Down a Job Offer But Keep The Door Open (5 Emails)

    Figuring out how to turn down a job offer but keep the door open for potential future opportunities can feel like walking a tightrope.  Still, the ability to graciously decline an offer without burning any bridges is invaluable for all professionals. The problem is: How can you possibly communicate your decision in a way that allows you to maintain a…

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  • How Many Skills to List on Resume? This Is the Magic Number

    Do you know how many skills to list on resume? Since you’re currently reading this article, you must’ve been wondering about this too.  On one hand, you need to ensure you list enough relevant skills to show hiring managers you can handle the job’s responsibilities. On the other hand, you need to keep the number of listed skills reasonable while…

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  • How to Answer ‘Why Are You Looking For a New Job? (+Answers)

    Awkward silence fills the room as you’re wondering how to answer “Why are you looking for a new job?”. Instead of being panicky and nervous, consider this question an opportunity to take the reins of the job interview into your own hands! How you frame your answer can significantly impact the interviewer’s perception of you as a candidate. To avoid…

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