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A Resume Worth $1 Million

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You may not realize exactly how much a successful job transition is worth to you. Most people don’t. It’s easy to get a general idea. Let’s say you act astutely and move up from an $80,000 job to a $120,000 job at age 40. You ...

Instamatic Resume? Not So Fast

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Fill in the blanks, click three times and you’re hired! That is basically the promise of the automated resume. The claims seek to convince you that text formatting has replaced the professional resume writer. The boasts go something like this: “Go online and print your resume instantly!” “Enriched with ...

Help for Job-Seeking Engineers/Programmers and Resume Tips

I have been counseling many software engineers this year, developing resumes for engineers and crafting job-search strategies. The economy has made it tough for some very smart people. There are some things to keep in mind. I'll offer a few here today and I'll come back to this ...

Fired? How to Get Back to Work

How to handle being fired from a Bay Area career counselor

Getting fired is generally not a career highlight, and there’s no sense in trying to soften the blow by spinning it as a positive event that opens you to magnificent new opportunities. The plain truth is that it hurts to be fired. It’s a blow to your ego ...

How to Write a Legal Resume and Make Your Case

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What does a lawyer’s resume look like? In most respects, an attorney's resume is no different from an executive resume or any other six-figure resume of any other professional. It should clearly outline your accomplishments, experience, education and skills. It should look crisp and contemporary. It should be ...

The Reverse Chronological Resume Format

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“Order is heaven’s first law,” said Alexander Pope. A resume provides order to our career. The reverse chronological resume is the most common resume format in use today. It is the one most favored by recruiters and employers. It is a common form of executive resume writer samples or ...

How to Write a McKinsey Resume

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Among management consultants, McKinsey & Company has earned a reputation for its rigorous hiring process. Let’s look at what a McKinsey resume looks like and how to write a McKinsey resume. McKinsey can certainly afford to be rigorous. It attracts a remarkable pool of applicants, including Rhodes and Marshall ...

Fashion Resume Tips to Shape Your Future

Starting a fashion industry job search? Among your earliest tasks is to understand some basics in preparing a fashion industry resume, a daunting task even for seasoned professionals. If you are looking for an entry level fashion job you also need a professional fashion resume. Fashion industry job search tips ...

How Many Pages Should My Resume Be?

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Unlike what your college adviser or career counselor may have told you, there are very few hard and fast rules regarding how many pages your resume should be. There are guidelines, but these can be broken at the drop of a hat if the end result, your resume, would be ...

Highlight Your Achievements, Not Your Duties

Suppose a top baseball player like Albert Pujols submitted a resume to join your team. Would it say, "Responsible for getting hits and covering first base on ground balls"? Not likely, since every first baseman does that. Instead, it would stress his benefits to your team: his batting average, slugging ...

How to Start Writing Your Resume: Ask the Right Questions

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Most people think about goals casually, turning them over in the mind. That's not enough. Do this analysis in writing. Do it before your write your resume, or do it while you are working with a professional resume writer.You may use a resume writing service to develop your ...

A Resume's Basic Framework

As you approach the task of  building your resume, you need to be comfortable with the standard, expected approach. It's the technique a qualified professional resume writer uses and the one hiring managers expect to see. You can find examples of this in properly written sample resumes that professional ...

Resumes for Programmers: Tips for the Software Engineer

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The calls often begin with an apologetic "never needed a programmer resume" admission: "I've never had to get a professional resume before."  Or, "I never dreamed of hiring a professional resume writer. I've always been able to land a programming job." Or, "I never even had to look ...

How to Write the Perfect Graduate School Resume

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Prepare your graduate school resume (some call it a graduate school CV) once you've decided to expand your knowledge and skills by earning a Master's Degree or PhD. This is a key part of the grad school application process.  This is not the conventional job application resume that ...

For Your Sake, use the CAR Approach to Resume Writing

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Resumes are usually written using one of a trio of strategies. There’s the chronological resume, the functional resume and some hybrid of the two. A different approach can make your resume stand out, and the CAR approach is one option that adds to the chronological or functional structure to ...

Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 2

Bay Area career counselor explains executive job seeker mistakes.

Mistakes in the Executive Resume So, according to your resume, you’re a results-oriented professional with deep industry knowledge and exceptional leadership skills? Strangely enough, your competitors’ resumes are making the very same claims. To a Hiring Manager or any prospective employer faced with a pile of resumes, the fact ...

Bay Area Resume Writing Services Bring Success to Job Seekers Nationwide

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Entry Level to Executive, Bay Area Resume Writing Services Help You Shine on Paper. With so much at stake in a high tech job search, job seekers nationwide are finding the value in Shimmering Careers Bay Area resume writing services. Engineers require comprehensive job search to target jobs all over ...

Practical Help in Resume Writing Services for Career Change

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Career Change Job Search Strategy and Resume WritingLooking for secrets of the career change job search and the career change resume? When you are contemplating a career change, you certainly need to know what job you want to do. But making a change can  force you to know what you ...

The Shoebox Approach to Creating My Professional Resume

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How to Start Writing a Dynamic Job Search DocumentGetting your resume ready for a job search can be a daunting task. You will wonder about the ideal length of a resume, whether to use a functional resume approach or a chronological approach. If you’re writing an executive resume and ...

Focus Your Resume for the Best Bay Area Job Search Success

Bay Area Career Coaching Expert Job Search Strategy

Resume writing is a necessary evil throughout all industries. Whether searching for an executive-level position or a part-time gig at the local eatery, the resume leverages your experience as it relates to the desired position. Sounds easy, right? Well, as millions of job hunters experience, detailing previous experience and education ...

Resumes for Career Change

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A career no longer means a job with a single company and retiring with a healthy pension. Today, career stability doesn’t even reflect staying in the same field. Career change is the norm. Some of us have changed out of necessity, others out of personal desire.  But career change ...

Job Search Tax Deductions: Alleviating Job Hunting’s Financial Costs

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If you are job hunting, tax deductions may not be your top priority, but your expenses may be deductible. If you can use those deductions, you’ll lower the real cost of job search services. In other words, the real cost of getting professional help in your search is lower ...

Am I too Old for a Career Change?

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What’s in a Resume to Combat Age Discrimination?Once upon a time, in a place not far from here, workers who wished to stay with the same company for their whole working lives could have that wish granted. Yes, there were disadvantages, but promotions were predictable, companies rewarded seniority ...

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