Virginia Franco — April 6, 2019 Follow @VAFrancoResumes — April 6, 2019 The reality of today’s job market is, whether you’re a CFO or a mid-level professional, you’re lucky to get a 10-second skim read the first time a recruiter finds you on LinkedIn or scans your resume. Consequently, whether you hire an executive resume … Continue reading How to Transform Your Resume from a Blueprint to a Brochure
Amanda Clark — March 26, 2019 Follow @GrammarChicInc — March 26, 2019 kalhh / Pixabay One detail that many job seekers get hung up on is how to explain why they left one job for another. This is especially true if they were fired or let go. After all, that doesn’t look great to a … Continue reading Should You Say You Were Fired on Your Resume?
Virginia Franco — March 22, 2019 Follow @VAFrancoResumes — March 22, 2019 Free-Photos / Pixabay Wall Street Journal blogger Amsale Aberra recently authored “Why Now Is the Time to Start a Business.” where she discusses today’s entrepreneurial market. Her post got me thinking about the challenges entrepreneurs face when presenting their experience in a resume. … Continue reading How to Position a Failed Startup into a Win on Your Resume
Virginia Franco — March 17, 2019 Follow @VAFrancoResumes — March 17, 2019 typographyimages / Pixabay I don’t know about you but when I try something for the first time and get it wrong, I need someone to point out what’s wrong AND tell me how to fix it! Hopefully, like minds will appreciate my quick … Continue reading 4 Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts
Amanda Clark — March 8, 2019 Follow @GrammarChicInc — March 8, 2019 mohamed_hassan / Pixabay You can spend hours perfecting your resume, ensuring that the spelling and grammar are exceptional, tailoring it to a specific job opening, and making sure you check every box, and yet you may still get a rejection letter or radio … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Even the Best Resume May Not Lead to a Job
Virginia Franco — March 3, 2019 Follow @VAFrancoResumes — March 3, 2019 Today’s job searchers face an unexpected dichotomy – a job search that requires them to blend technology with methods as old as time. While somewhere between 70 percent and 85 percent of people found roles as a result of social networking and referrals, … Continue reading How to Write Your Resume for Humans and Bots – 3 Resume Trends for 2019
Amanda Clark — October 30, 2018 Follow @GrammarChicInc — October 30, 2018 StockSnap / Pixabay Despite the fact that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was passed to help protect employees and applicants from age discrimination, the fact is, it still happens. And it’s not always a conscious decision either. An employer may see … Continue reading Is Your Resume Revealing Too Much About Your Age?
Amanda Clark — October 27, 2018 Follow @GrammarChicInc — October 27, 2018 If you know you’re going to be looking for a new job, it can be a good idea to start preparing ahead of time. That means scoping out various job postings to see what is available, what interests you, and what qualifications employers … Continue reading Building More Experience for Your Resume
Amanda Clark — October 26, 2018 Follow @GrammarChicInc — October 26, 2018 You spend hours revising and tweaking your resume, researching tips on the best format, the best words to use, the best this or that. It’s enough to drive you crazy. And yet using what you think is the perfect resume still may not … Continue reading Why The ‘Perfect’ Resume Doesn’t Exist
Amanda Clark — October 18, 2018 Follow @GrammarChicInc — October 18, 2018 styles66 / Pixabay Ask just about anyone, and they’ll probably all give you different tips for writing your resume. While aspects of resumes have stayed the same over the years, there are others that have changed. Even the way you apply for jobs … Continue reading Resume Myths That Could be Hurting, Not Helping, Your Job Search