Escaping the Overqualified Trap

Overqualified is a ridiculous concept. In no other exchange would the customer complain about getting a product or service that is too good, too experienced, or too smart. Getting optimal value for the money offered should be ideal. So why then do hiring managers reject competent, engaged candidates based on an arbitrary assessment of their skill set and motivations? Would these same people […]

Resume Tips for Top Grads

So you just graduated from a top-tier school. Congratulations. Now the real work begins. Even when you’re among the best of the best you still have to stand out from the crowd. To do so it’s important to showcase: Transferable Skills: Take stock of the lessons learned and skills developed during your college years that would readily apply to the job […]

5 Things to Remove From Your Resume Right Now

Some career coaches will advise that your resume be no longer than two pages. The rationale for the advice is recruiters and hiring managers are busy people who lack the time to peruse a lengthier document. The counsel makes sense if you’re a recent grad or early career candidate, but if you’re a seasoned professional, you’ll likely find it difficult to pack a […]

Do You Have a Lazy Resume?

There are many signs of a poor resume. These include awkward formatting, inappropriate content, misspellings, too much or too little information, and a professional summary that is either non-existent or fails to connect with the hiring manager’s need. Make these missteps and you’ll guarantee a place in the circular file. In today’s competitive job market, having a professionally designed, factually correct resume […]

The Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting

The Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting provides a flexible, easy-to-follow process for selecting or affirming your career goal, crafting a rock star resume that sets you apart from the competition, and enabling you to confidently navigate the interview and negotiation processes. The book crosses experience levels, industries, and geographic boundaries. Whether you are an experienced professional seeking the next level, a career […]

Restarting A Career After An Extended Break

Job-hunting is a difficult endeavor. Doing so after being out of the game for a while can prove even more challenging. The good news is that there is a big difference between hard and impossible. Like most things, technique and attitude can go a long way toward ensuring success. To increase your chances of successfully reentering the job market, following these five […]

The Ageless Resume – Give Your CV a Facelift

Thinking of leaving your job? You’re not alone. Reports from leading survey firms such as Gallup, IBM/Kenexa, and Towers Watson indicate that even self-described engaged employees are susceptible to a competitor’s pull. In the reality of the millennial-led, “company me” mindset, employees are more transient and discerning than ever before. Even Gen-X and baby boomers are more apt to shop the competition these days. […]