When I first started writing resumes, I was completely against resume summaries. I found them bland, boring and unpersuasive. Why write a summary when the real stuff is in the experience sections and bullets? I felt the same way about Skills sections. Anyone can list a bunch of skills, so what’s the point? Well, over […]
As you may have read in my blog last week, my book How to Write a STELLAR Executive Resume has now been published by Skyhorse Publishing – in first-time print and newly designed e-book formats! Even with the support of the editors at Skyhorse, revising the book was a huge project, and I’m excited to […]
2015 was a full year of speaking engagements where I put out some of my best information about LinkedIn, resume writing, and college essays. In case you missed the live events, I thought I’d highlight some of the appearances that you can still watch! LinkedIn Tips Most recently, I was one of 30+ expert presenters […]
In part due to my hiring a publicist a couple of months ago, I have been appearing frequently on radio programs around Wisconsin and Chicago. I was also interviewed by a program out in Massachusetts. I thought that rather than write an article this week, I would offer you the opportunity to listen in on some of my interviews. They cover topics ranging from resumes to LinkedIn profiles to college essays. Enjoy! And don’t forget I will be interviewed for a full hour on December 10 on Wisconsin Public Radio!
LinkedIn says the 2011 most overused professional buzzwords in the United States are “creative,” “organizational” and “effective”
On December 13, 2011, LinkedIn released its “most overused” buzzwords list for 2011. The top three are “creative,” “organizational” and “effective.” Do you pass the “overused LinkedIn buzzwords” test? Read this article and get some tips on how to avoid these cliched terms.