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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...

4 Steps to Make Your LinkedIn Summary Stand Out

The Summary section of your LinkedIn profile is highly keyword-optimized, which means it’s super influential in getting your profile in front of recruiters or other folks searching for people like you. And because it sits at the top of your profile page, it occupies primo real estate, giving you a golden opportunity to establish your personal brand and your professional credentials. How exactly to approach writing a LinkedIn profile Summary section stymies a lot of people. LinkedIn is its own...

The Easy Way to Take a Great LinkedIn Profile Pic

It’s a basic minimum requirement for most any professional to have a LinkedIn profile with a decent profile picture. LinkedIn research estimates that simply adding a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed. Of course, allowing viewers to attach a face to a name makes your profile more compelling and memorable. Furthermore, a good picture lets you promote your professional brand. You don’t need a professional headshot or fancy photography. But your picture must be...

The Mental Hack Proven to Boost Your Professional and Personal Success

Each July, I share with you powerful mental hacks and mindset shifts that can power successful career development. We’ve explored how the happiness advantage can drive your career success, how to identify your personal brand, and how to be a better motivator by leveraging your co-workers’ decision-making styles. This time, let’s talk about a way of thinking that numerous rigorous studies solidly correlate with higher academic, professional, and relationship success. Making this single shift in...

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...