The 4 C’s

Clean Closet Creates Choice. That’s right Ladies and Gents. It’s that time of year when spring cleaning becomes the dreaded and daunting task we think it will be, unless…you de-clutter your surroundings. Statistics show that a clean an uncluttered environment is a key factor in being able to concentrate and create a more stress free […]

Too many resumes, not enough results

Ok, so you’ve tweaked your resume to fit the positions you are applying for and you have changed it from chronological to functional and back again. You’ve continued your education in your field and received additional certifications and accreditations. You’ve had several other people lay a second set of eyes on your resume and you’ve […]

Playing the game of work

How many of us know someone who is great at “playing the game of work?” These are the people who socialize, high five, stand at the water cooler, keep the coffee brewing so they can stir up trouble, keep up or start the grapevine and the only thing they excel at is getting nothing done […]

Why do you think you are not being considered for the job you want?

Resume 101, The Basics of Resume Branding

Resume 101 The Basics of Resume Branding is very important, so to demonstrate my mantra, here are a few quick facts about the resume and how some HR professionals see it.  1. Resumes are living documents and should be tweaked to the position for which you are applying.  2. Most organizations use some sort of […]

Stupid is what stupid does. Another resume story

Another resume story A professor recently said to me that the least savvy consumer, (“I’m being politically correct, he actually said the dumbest) is the one that believes in branding with no substantive corroboration and those are the ones business owners typically target in the beginning. Wow! Nowadays, everyone is an expert and many “professional” resume […]

SIM-The Self Identifying Moniker

I’m all for creativity and individuality, but people please consider your child’s future when you decide on naming your child after your second cousin plus your grandfather’s middle name and favorite pet.  What’s in a name? I can tell you what’s not supposed to be in a name, a way to identify a candidate and […]