Which Resume Format is Best for Me?

Which Resume Format is Best for Me?

I don't know about you, but I was always taught that there were 3 resume format types.

It almost makes me want to go dust off my old business writing book from college just to make sure there wasn't some hidden fine print.

Regardless of the fact that times are a'changin', there are not 3 basic types of resumes anymore...

There are now 4 resume formats! Ugh, it was bad enough trying to choose a resume type before they added a new one to the mix, right?

You may be thinking:

"Errrrr, which resume format should I use?"

Or

"Which resume format is the most versatile?"

Don't worry! Picking a resume type doesn't have to be some big, huge ordeal...like trying to decide which flavor of ice cream and what mix-ins you want at the local Cold Stone Creamery.

Resume Pre-work: Develop an Online Persona

Resume Pre-work: Develop an Online Persona

Did you know that a vast majority of US employers will check a potential candidate’s social profile before interviewing them?

Here are some of the stats, according to a Harris Poll done on behalf of CareerBuilder (between February 16 and March 9, 2017)  

5 Ways Cold Calling Can Work For You In Your Next Job or Client Search

5 Ways Cold Calling Can Work For You In Your Next Job or Client Search

Let me guess...

You’ve decided to take the plunge on your next big career or business move and are looking for the possible opportunity?

Out of the many ways you can connect with your future potential employer, partner, or B2B client, cold calling may be the most controversial method as well as the toughest to pull off.

Interview Skills For Entrepreneurs: Six Easy Rules For Hiring

Interview Skills For Entrepreneurs: Six Easy Rules For Hiring

Hey there, hard-working business owner/entrepreneur/solopreneur/whatever the heck you call yourself.

Welcome to the final installment of ‘All About Interviews’.

Let me guess, your business has blown up and you’ve come to the realization that you REALLY need to hire someone.

Maybe you’re just starting to consider hiring someone to off-load some of your day-to-day tasks (sweet, sweet delegation); or are you already preparing to interview someone tomorrow but aren't really sure how to go about it?

Never Underestimate The Influence Of The Snowflake Test

Never Underestimate The Influence Of The Snowflake Test

Imagine for a moment you've just finished researching a company that has an opening for a position that seems interesting.

You've checked basic reviews on Glassdoor. Their LinkedIn feed seems pretty good.

You've perused a forum about the company on Indeed.

 

Even checked out Salary.com and verified that the salary range they've listed is pretty decent.

You send off your resume, cross your fingers, and hope for the best.

Now...

Place yourself in the position of the person whose received your resume. How do you manage to ensure that the person who submitted the resume to you is a good candidate once you get past the obvious?

INTERVIEW SKILLS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: HOW TO BE A GOOD PODCAST GUEST

INTERVIEW SKILLS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: HOW TO BE A GOOD PODCAST GUEST

Show of hands, who here listens to podcasts? (Seriously, did you raise your hand? I can't see you!) According to research, the audience numbers of podcasts in the US have steadily grown over the past few years and is at 24% of adults in 2017. Some of the most popular podcasts even boast download numbers in the millions. Imagine having the potential to reach so many listeners by just guesting in one. Even if it’s a program that’s just starting out, what business owner wouldn’t want to guest in a podcast if it means free promotion for their brand?

How To Answer the Top 5 Interview Questions

How To Answer the Top 5 Interview Questions

People who succeed at job interviews do two things very well:

  • First, they prepare their answers in advance and

  • Second, they know the difference between a "meh" answer and a GREAT answer

Now, you're probably wondering:

How to Reach Journalists & Get Media Attention

How to Reach Journalists & Get Media Attention

Hi there, entrepreneur! Looking to get interviewed or featured in popular media? Before anything else, make sure to sharpen your interview skills, so you can make the most out of the exposure. This week in Career Makeover Academy and #LevelUp Your Career, we talk about how to get out there and get exposure as an entrepreneur by using the ideal interview skills to help promote your business on print, radio, TV, and podcasts. Let’s get started!

My Best Job Interview Advice Part 1

My Best Job Interview Advice Part 1

Since I can only assume you aren't applying for jobs you aren't remotely qualified for, I would have to state that my advice is to increase your confidence. Confidence can be expressed in several ways including personal appearance, posture, and even the subtleties of body language. You can also show it through the strength of your handshake, the loudness or tenor of your voice, and the way in which you respond under pressure.