Tag Archives: resume


Dumb Mistakes Smart Job Seekers Make (and What to Do Instead)

Could you be sabotaging your own chances of landing the job you want? You're a sophisticated, career-minded, smart person. You know you have the qualifications, experience, and talent to get results. If only you could convince someone to give you a chance to prove yourself, you'd be all set. If…
Read More

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Send Your Next Resume

How good is your resume? If you're not hired yet, chances are good your resume isn't doing its job well. If you're not getting interviews and the right kind of attention from prospective employers, it's time to update your resume so it works as hard as you do. What are…
Read More

Look Before You Leap: The Frustrated Employee’s Guide to Quitting the Job You Hate

Hate your job? Wish you could give your boss a piece of your mind and walk out? When you feel the pressure mounting, and you feel like you're about to erupt, call a timeout. Keep the bigger picture in mind. Your current experience and connections could be crucial factors that…
Read More

Job Search Blues: What to Do When You’ve Lost All Hope

The economic climate is always changing. So are the needs of your family and dreams you have for your career. But what happens when things don't go as planned? When it seems like you've done all you can and gotten no results, where do you turn? How do you get…
Read More
Overwhelmed? Try this job search approach

Overwhelmed? Try This Job Search Approach Instead

Feeling stuck in a dead-end job, but scared to take the leap to a new career? In between jobs and struggling to get to "you're hired" before the money runs out? You're not alone, even though it feels that way sometimes. When you're desperate for work or desperate to move…
Read More
How to Turn Your "Everyone" Resume into the One That Gets Noticed

How to Turn Your “Everyone” Resume into a Resume That Gets Noticed

Remember when you could send out 100 copies of your resume, and expect to get hired? Today, templates are a quick highway to the trash. Hiring managers don't want to sift through a pile of resume templates that sound generic and stale. The person reading wants you to tell him…
Read More
Use the Right Words on Your Resume to Get Hired Fast

Words that Work: How the Right Words Help You Get Hired Faster

No matter how suited you are for the position, you'll never get your foot in the door without a resume that communicates your value. Your resume has a single job: to get you an interview. It only has a few seconds of attention to get the job done. It's not…
Read More
How to improve the objective statement on your resume

Why Your Objective Statement is Costing You the Job, and What to do Instead

Take a look at your resume's objective statement. What message are you sending? Here's what hiring managers know right off the bat: every candidate in the resume pile has the exact same objective. Every one of them wants to get hired for the job. No matter how fancy or polite…
Read More
How to Use Professional References to Get Hired FAST!

Word-of-Mouth Advertising: How to Use Professional References to Get Hired Fast

Let me ask you an important question. Which product are you more likely to buy: one that comes highly recommended from a friend, or one no one you know has used? When you shop online, do you gravitate toward the products that have several highly-rated reviews, or one with few…
Read More
5 Things That Should Never Be on Your Resume

5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

Your resume is the gateway to the next great moment in your career. It's your sales pitch. Its job is to convince employers that you're worth a second look. It's the tool that keeps you in the hunt. But it only takes a couple seconds to get your resume trashed.…
Read More
1 2 3 5
Send a message
Sorry! Resume writer, Vivian Adkins, isn't around right now. Leave a message and she'll get back to you, asap.
Your name
* Email
* Describe your issue
Login Chat
Questions? I'm certified resume writer, Vivian Adkins. Send me a message!
Your name
* Email
We're online!