Posts Tagged: resume

Four Tips For the Former Stay at Home Spouse

As many a stay-at-home spouse will attest, it’s not easy to create a resume when you haven’t been paid for your services for a lengthy period of time. Here are four tips for the former stay-at-home spouse. Click here to read more.

Military Spouse Resume

A well-written military spouse resume can help you navigate through the trying times. When developing your resume, avoid these seven mistakes at all costs. As a military spouse, you understand that finding a new job can be a job all by itself. Whether you are PCSing to a new duty station, or transitioning away from… Read more »

Personal Information: Off Limits? How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions

Questions regarding religion, race, sexual preference, age, children, and disability should be off the table when it comes to interviewing in corporate America. Some government job openings may prohibit the hiring of certain persons based on gender, age, and disability, but chances are you will not make it to the interview process if you fall… Read more »

“Free” Resume Critiques: Buyer Beware

Lately, a number of my clients have shared the results of various “free” resume critiques with me and, quite frankly, I have been less than impressed. If a free resume critique seems more like a cleverly disguised sales pitch than an honest, constructive, and detailed assessment, take it with a grain of salt. Apparently I… Read more »

What to do if you find yourself unemployed

On Tuesday, April 14th, ABC’s The View hosted these guests: Andrew Serwer – Managing Editor of Fortune Magazine Marcus Buckingham – Career expert, and author of The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success, Tory Johnson – Author of Will Work From Home: Earn Cash Without the Commute. Each guest espoused excellent advice on how… Read more »

Change Your Resume Verbs For An Instant Facelift

Want to give your resume an instant facelift? Eliminate the word “responsible” from it entirely. It is used so frequently in military performance evaluations, as well as in job descriptions, postings and resume writing in general, that it has a way of creeping into military resumes. This word is so overused that I’ve made it a rule at… Read more »

Your security clearance resume

I receive a lot of questions regarding the placement of a security clearance on a military resume.  Many separating military members gain employment in defense contracting where they can utilize their military training.  These jobs typically require background checks.  Therefore, a security clearance becomes a valuable asset.  But increasingly, the medical, telecommunications, security, education, and financial fields… Read more »