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6 Simple Tips for Tackling Your Executive Resume Brand

By Noelle | June 6, 2016

Updated December 2020 Executive resume writing is more complex than just throwing your work history on a document. It requires achievement-focused branding strategy in order to stand out from the other job candidates. In this blog post we will explain how to improve your resume brand and generate more employer responses.  So you’re a business …

How to Write a Sales Resume That Sells 1

How to Write a Sales Resume That Sells

By Becky Felix | June 1, 2016

Updated: February 2021 Working in Sales is a great career path and one that can be quite competitive when it comes to the job search. If you’re in the sales industry and ready to move on to the next chapter in your career, having a resume that stands out above the competition is critical. In …

Don't Forget to Add These Skills to Your Administrative Assistant Resume

Don’t Forget to Add These Skills to Your Administrative Assistant Resume

By Noelle | May 2, 2016

Updated: December 2020 Administrative assistants are a critical part of keeping any busy office running smoothly. They know how to multi-task, direct large groups of people and juggle short-term and long-term plans and projects. Perhaps most importantly, they help businesses achieve one or a set of goals. With more than 4 million of them working in …


How to Write Your Career Accomplishments on Your Resume

By Geoffrey Edwards | March 21, 2016

Updated: January 2021 Communicating your career accomplishments on your resume is critical. The market for jobs is competitive so you have to use your accomplishments to stand out. In this blog post we will define accomplishments, explain how to create yours, and provide examples.  Figuring Out Career Accomplishments is a Common Challenge When working with …

Why Typos are Killing Your Career (And My Favorite Tool for Avoiding Them) 6

My Favorite Resume Typo Checker

By Noelle | February 23, 2016

Updated: December 2020 Written messages comprise the majority of career conversations via emails, LinkedIn messages, and resumes. The easiest way to ruin a first impression is by missing a typo in your communications. There’s one tool that will keep you typo-free for the rest of your career and it’s much better than Spell Check. In this blog …


What to Expect When Working With a Professional Resume Writer

By Becky Felix | February 8, 2016

Working with a professional resume writer is a great way to save yourself time and frustration when applying for jobs. If you’ve never hired a professional resume writer before you may have lots of questions. In this blog post we will explain what to expect when working with a professional resume writer and how to …

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What You Need to Know Before Purchasing Resume Writing Services

By Becky Felix | February 1, 2016

It’s not easy deciding on the best resume writing service for you. In this post, we’ll break down the 3 different types of services you can expect to see in your search, how to differentiate between them, as well as when hiring a professional resume writer may not be for you. Choosing the Best Resume …


Top 5 Resume Mistakes: Transitioning from Technical to IT Executive Roles

By Noelle | September 7, 2015

Updated: January 2021 Technology professionals transitioning to executive roles face a competitive hiring market. They are in high demand and bring a ton to the table in terms of professional value. However making the leap from a technical role to executive level is not always straightforward. It is critical to achieve this transition on your …

How to Get Past Applicant Tracking Systems [Resume ATS Strategy]

How to Get Past Applicant Tracking Systems [Resume ATS Strategy]

By Noelle | August 12, 2015

If you’re applying to jobs online, you are likely ending up in Applicant Tracking Systems or ATS. An ATS is resume scanning technology that automatically accepts or rejects your resume based on information you provide. The ATS is designed to screen you out and can be tricky to maneuver. However, an ATS is not impossible to …