"Bettie did a superb job of working with me to quickly update my resume. She is personable and professional and I have been happy to have her name to recommend to colleagues and friends."

Lauren, Director of Meetings

 

 

 

"No Room for Errors"
...Even if you have the best talents, the most outstanding education, the just-perfect work experience, and the right contacts, a badly edited resume speaks volumes about you – and perhaps about your future job performance...

"Less is More"
...Now, when I discuss with clients what I consider the salient points of a resume, I stress putting aside egos and pride of authorship in order to end up with a clear, clean, concise, readable and appealing document that will not only entice someone with hiring capacity but will cause them to call you for an interview...

"Do it Yourself, or Hire a Pro?
...an objective second opinion and a fresh pair of eyes are always good. And “constructive criticism”, if couched positively, can be a tremendous gift (if the recipient can get past any lingering pride of authorship)...

"The Whole Truth and Nothing but..."
...your resume is definitely not the place to embellish or stretch the truth. This is one place where telling the whole truth is by far the best action. Perhaps you’ve heard stories about folks who have fabricated a college degree, “enhanced” their job responsibilities or titles, or inflated their salaries...

"Different Strokes for Different Folks"
...in today’s world, with the job market fluctuating, companies experiencing ups and downs, and candidate pools expanding rapidly, job seekers must find a way to differentiate themselves from their colleagues, and to increase their chances of getting that important first interview...


Human Resources news that job-seekers need to know:

"Age Discrimination: Outmoded, Illegal and Bad for Business"
...Many of these downsized candidates are older, mature individuals, with years of experience and, in many cases, significant salaries to match their skills, experience and value to former employers... This influx of older workers into the recruitment pool has posed some interesting dilemmas for both hiring managers and these prospective candidates...

"Check it Out"
Checking the references of job candidates is a widely accepted procedure for most hiring managers, right? And most former managers are more than willing to share information about those candidates, correct? These questions are not so easily answered in these days of discrimination charges and lawsuits...