// // Why is it so important for professionals to have an updated resume at all times? In working with the clients of my resume writing firm, I'm asked these two questions fairly often. Many people simply don't understand. They prefer to wait until they actually need to use a resume. The trouble is, if
// // Age bias / age discrimination in the job search can be a real issue for some job searchers. Unfortunately, many job seekers make the problem worse simply by the way they structure and write their resume--including information that showcases rather than de-emphasizing age. Here are some tips on how to write your resume
// // With the power to make or break your job search, the cover letter accompanying your resume may well be one of the most important tools you will use during your search for employment. A well-crafted cover letter; one that effectively highlights your unique skills and accomplishments and clearly illustrates your potential value to
Crucial to a successful job search campaign is knowing how to research potential employers. The more you know about a company, their business objectives and goals, the better able you will be to communicate your value to them. You may wish to convey your understanding of their needs in a tailored resume and cover letter
// // There is a fascinating article on CareerJournal.com. The article is referencing a study done by CareerXroads that indicates the increasing importance of social networking in the job search. According to the study, at large companies, employee referrals led to 1/3 of all new hires - 32% as opposed to just 21% in 2001.
// // In my business, before I develop and write a resume, I require my clients to complete a fairly comprehensive questionnaire. When these questionnaires are returned to me, I am frequently frustrated by incomplete answers...sometimes just a few sentences to describe five, ten, fifteen years of experience! These clients assume that I have written