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5 Steps to a World-Class Resume in 2019

Our goal at RedRocketResume isn’t to deliver resumes that look good. Our goal is to create resumes that work. That means resumes that give hiring managers the information they need to identify you as the person best qualified to solve their problems and make their businesses run better. One of the ways I keep RedRocketResume up to date with current hiring practices is partnering with recruiters and career coaches. This helps us align our deliverables with what works in the real-world job...

Striving for the Job You Want (and Deserve!)

RedRocketResume’s very own Abigail Marshall, a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), shares how Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs can help answer critical questions about your career priorities. In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow developed a pyramid of human priorities that he called the Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow believed that foundational needs—such as physical and emotional well-being—must be met before a person can achieve what he called...

Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Professionally Written Resume to Apply for a Job

You’ve paid good money for a professionally written resume. It’s modern, clean, readable, and accomplishments-driven. It’s perfectly error-free, and it represents your unique professional brand. You’re ready to shoot that resume to the next good-fit job opening you see, right? Wrong. No matter how well-crafted your resume, it isn’t yet ready for prime time. The reason is simple: ATS. Head here for a quick refresher on what ATS is and how companies use it in the hiring process. In short, you...

Think Twice: 3 Ways Your First Idea May Be Undermining Your Career

Sometimes our first thought isn’t the brightest idea. As I work with professionals in every industry, at every career level, here are 3 pesky mistakes I see crop up again and again, strategies that at first glance seem like a smart move but that in reality can have negative career consequences.   Think twice before saying something negative. Any time you say something negative about your company, your boss, or even your coworkers—even if your point of view is completely accurate—this can blow...

Insider Tips from the Job Yenta

One of the most maddening parts of career development and job search is the disconnect between the hiring side and the job seeker side. We send out resumes and hear crickets. We’re passed over for great-fit positions with no explanation why. We hear stories of innocent resume mistakes that lead to rejection. That’s one reason I partner RedRocketResume with career coaches and recruiters to continually gather feedback on what’s working and what’s not, what potential employers are looking for and...

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