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  • Resumes for Marketing Professionals
    by Robin Schlinger - July 16, 2019
    The marketing profession leads in many career directions: community and media relations, in-house or agency positions, website or proposal writing, digital or print communications, and so on. However, there are a few common denominators to all of these potential career paths for marketing professionals. Your resume should focus on: Your unique value. For example, have you experienced success in market research or soci...
  • Resumes for Jobs with Flexible Hours
    by Robin Schlinger - July 8, 2019
    As we wind down from the Independence Day weekend, let’s celebrate freedom of choice! Recent surveys have found that 80% of U.S. workers would turn down a job that does not offer flexibility with hours and location of work. Choosing a Job and Career with Flexibility If you want a job with flexible hours and/or location, the best way to start is by choosing a career and industry where flexibility is the norm. Job...
  • References for Your Job Search
    by Robin Schlinger - June 6, 2019
    The following rules are important when considering references for your job search: Always ask a person for permission before you use them as a reference. You want to be sure the person you ask is not surprised by a call and that they are willing to give you a positive report. According to a survey by Accountemps, 34% of job candidates are removed from consideration for a job after their references are checked. Do no...
  • 4 Steps to a Resume that Advances Your Career
    by Robin Schlinger - April 12, 2019
    If you are looking to move on to a more responsible, higher paid, or more interesting career, then your resume has to reflect your preparedness for that new role. Just as employees are told to “dress for success,” your resume must dress your past experience for your future role. Here are five important steps to take when writing or revising your resume for the job you want: Be clear about your goal. Resear...
  • Resume Q&A Am I Lying On My Resume?
    by Robin Schlinger - October 3, 2018
    Q. I know you should never tell lies on a resume, but It never seems to me that I am telling the complete truth. It seems like I’m telling a lie if I simply summarize my early jobs or brag that I met my sales quota when I know that some people did even better or, worst of all, I ask someone else write my resume. Where do you draw the line between the truth and lying? A. I applaud you for wanting to stick to the tru...
  • 5 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn't Working
    by Robin Schlinger - August 15, 2018
    You haven’t sent your resume out. Your resume can only start working for you when you actually send it to prospective employers. If you are trying to please multiple reviewers, anxious about every comma and period, or worried about presenting yourself correctly, you need the objective help of a professional resume writer. You don’t know what employers are looking for. Research the companies and positions...
  • 5 Important Soft Skills
    by Robin Schlinger - July 18, 2018
    “Soft skills” are people skills—they are always in high demand at every level of an organization. You may demonstrate your soft skills at every stage of your job search, from the first time you revise or write your resume to the final interview. What soft skills are companies looking for? Communication. One way to show that you are a good communicator is to make sure that your resume looks and sound...
  • Keep Your Resume Positive
    by Robin Schlinger - June 1, 2018
    Your resume is a marketing document—it markets you. You want hiring managers and recruiters to come away from your resume feeling positive about you as a candidate and potential employee. Here are six ways you can help ensure that: Remove negative facts about your career path. Your future employee does not need to know that you had personality conflicts, problems meeting sales or other goals, a difficult boss,...
  • What Recruiters and Hiring Managers Are Talking About Now
    by Robin Schlinger - August 23, 2017
    One of my advantages as a professional resume writer and mentor for other writers is that I keep up with the latest in recruiting information and approaches. I share that information with my clients, so that they know what they need to do to make their resume stand out. What are recruiters and hiring managers talking about now? First, they are taking note of the surge in state laws prohibiting companies from asking ab...
  • Questions About Senior Level Resumes
    by Robin Schlinger - August 8, 2017
    Q. I’m applying for my first senior level (director) position. I want my resume to show that I’m ready for the challenge. How do I do that? A. Good for you for recognizing that your resume must match expectations for a senior level position. When you are listing your skills, make sure that you feature leadership, financial (profit and loss), strategy, and talent development skills. At this level, no one is in...