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Why (and How) to Tweak Your Resume (It’s not as hard as you might think!)

Have you heard the advice that you should customize your resume each and every time you send it out? This is great advice in theory. But in the real world, spending hours re-constructing your resume for each job application isn’t practical. And what exactly should you be tweaking anyway? Here are some targeted tips on why and how to tweak your resume. The good news is that a few minor changes can have a big impact on the effectiveness of your resume.   Tweak Your Headline and Summary...

Turning the Tables: 5 Questions to Ask at Your Next Job Interview

One of the biggest, most influential mindset shifts about a successful job search is that it’s not about you. A successful job seeker or interviewee understands that their job isn’t just to communicate about themselves. It’s to communicate how they can serve the company’s needs. To this end, I’m thrilled to share some savvy job interview advice from my friend and colleague Heather Austin. (Heather is a talented and personable career coach offering expertise on...

A Mindset for Success

A lot of success comes from good old-fashioned hard work. Gaining the skills, putting in the hours, fixing problems, following up on details, getting the job done. But more and more research shows that success isn’t just about what we do, it’s about the underlying beliefs we hold—which in turn influence how we interpret the events around us and how we then behave in response. Shifting our underlying beliefs and assumptions can free us from unproductive habits—like holding grudges, resisting...

Resumes for Law School / Business School Applications

MBA/business school or law school can be a great career investment. Such applications generally call for a resume, along with a personal statement, recommendation letters, and other documentation. But the professional resume you already have probably will not fit the bill. A professional school application resume is a whole different animal from a professional resume. Not only are the audiences and purposes different, but the expectations of what should and shouldn’t be included are unique for...

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