resume development

Finding the best resume writer for you

Finding the best resume writer for you

I'm a published book author, my resumes have either won or been nominated for 51 awards, and I've been a professional resume writer for more than three decades. So I'm qualified, right? Well, there aren't many people out there who fit that description, but.. the...

Blog Revisit—Writing for the reader

Blog Revisit—Writing for the reader

Back in 2005, I wrote this piece, and it is as relevant today as it was then. Despite all that has changed, despite the fifteen years that have passed, despite our greater knowledge of the job search and the technologies underpinning it, people still find it almost...

Should my graphic designer jazzy up my resume?

Should my graphic designer jazzy up my resume?

A client wrote to me this week and mentioned he had a friend who was a graphic designer. Do you have any problem if I used your words, but get my friend to "jazzy" it all up?" he asked. To be honest, my heart sank. Most people don't understand the hiring process. They...

Specialist versus Generalist Resumes

Specialist versus Generalist Resumes

Recruiters seem to favor professionals with specialist versus generalist skill sets these days. I can understand that thinking because it's a no-brainer. When a recruiter pitches a candidate who matches the employer's brief down to industry, years experience,...