4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Updating Your Resume
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
1y ago
If it’s time to update your resume, you probably have several thoughts that include worrying about WHAT information to include, WHERE to draw the line when it comes to experience, and HOW to decide relevance versus quantity of information. By making sure you are asking yourself the right questions, you can also ensure the RIGHT information is included in your updated document.   #1 – What do you WANT to do? It’s important that you have a focus to your future career goals and examples of possible job opportunities. Knowing what you want to do and what you don’t want to do is vital to your ..read more
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Writing Your Resume in 2021
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
2y ago
To say that the last year has been challenging and interesting would be an understatement. And, for many people, that included losing a job, working from home, teaching their children, and caring for others. If you are one of the individuals that is now seeking a new job opportunity, here are a few resume tips for the rest of 2021. #1 – Call-out a lay-off due to COVID-19. If your company closed, you were part of a lay-off, or were downsized as a result of the pandemic, let a potential employer know that information. Now, it doesn’t need to be highlighted in bright yellow and listed at the top ..read more
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5 Tips for Updating Your Resume During COVID-19
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
2y ago
The past few months have been challenging for most employees and workplaces. In fact, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed and many people are on unemployment while they wait to see if and when their jobs will be back to “normal.” This is a time—whether or not you have lost your job or are still working—when it may be a good idea to review your resume. Here are some tips for update your document TODAY. Tip #1: Say what happened. If you are on furlough due to COVID-19 or have been laid-off due to this situation, then make a line item on your resume that says you were placed on furlough or the ..read more
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Salary Negotiation for Your First Job
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
3y ago
Click to access our Top 5 Resume Tips for New Professionals! Less than 40% of job candidates negotiate their salary. Why? People often feel uncomfortable with the process or do not want to give off the impression of feeling pushy or greedy to a potential new employer. Break through this stigma by following these four simple rules. #1 | Do Your Research Many first-time and experienced job seekers don’t negotiate their salary because they don’t know what salary to ask for when seeking out a new position. Make sure to do your research ahead of time to know the industry, position, and location ave ..read more
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Four Must-Haves for Your LinkedIn Profile
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
3y ago
A LinkedIn profile is a must in today’s job searching world. With a majority of employers using LinkedIn as a sourcing tool to find candidates, you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to have your information available 24/7. With having your information available at all hours of the day, you’ll want to consider these four tips when creating or updating your profile. #1 | Completed Essentials When an employer does an initial search for candidates, the three elements of your profile that initially show up are your name, your picture, and your headline. You want to be sure you have all of ..read more
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Crafting a Resume When You Feel Like You Don’t Have Experience
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
3y ago
Starting your job search and feel like you’re not qualified for the positions you’re interested in? Young professionals often don’t give themselves enough credit for the skills and accomplishments they possess. Reflect on these three tips to help you realize how great you really are! Tip #1 | Lean on Projects Have a relevant project from a class? Or maybe a project that let you expand your skills at your job that is relevant for your next opportunity? Highlight these experiences with bullet points that show your capabilities and accomplishments. You can put these projects in a “Relevant Proje ..read more
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Biggest Cover Letter Fails for Young Professionals
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
3y ago
Download our Resume Writing Guide for Young Professionals–Only $27! “Do I really have to write a cover letter?” Is a common question asked by those in the job search. The short answer: yes. The long answer: yes, you should write a cover letter. Cover letters help to tell a story that is hard to convey in a resume. It is your chance to push for an interview and answer any questions your employer might have by looking at your resume. Make sure your cover letter stand out by avoiding these three cover letter fails. Fail #1 | Assuming “One-Size Fits All” Your cover letter should address specific n ..read more
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Networking for Young Professionals
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
3y ago
Download our Resume Writing Guide for Only $27! We’ve all heard the phrase, it’s all about who you know when it comes to the job search. At first, the idea of networking and building connections might feel overwhelming. You might tell yourself you can’t network because you are introverted, you don’t know how to talk about yourself, or maybe you think it isn’t important for your field. Here is your reality check: networking is necessary for everyone, in every field. These three tips are here to help you make the most of your time while networking. #1 | Have a Pitch: Having an elevator pitch is ..read more
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Don’t Make These Resume Mistakes
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
3y ago
Whether I am working with a CEO, a customer service manager, or a teacher, I consistently see the same resume mistakes over-and-over again. Remember—if you haven’t written a resume in five or more years, things have changed! Please see the list below for the most common resume mistakes and how to avoid them. CLICK HERE TO CONTACT ME NOW! Tip #1 – Don’t include personal details. Believe it or not, people sometimes include photos, marital status, and personal hobbies. Photos and personal details allow individuals to pre-judge you BEFORE you even get to the interview. Stay with professional infor ..read more
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How to Write a Brilliant Bio – Top 5 Tips
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by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer
3y ago
Click HERE to access my Writing a Brilliant Bio Guide NOW! Do you feel the dread when someone asks for your bio? You probably worry about what to write, how much information to include, and the best way to weave everything together. You are NOT alone. It’s common for people to feel like they are bragging, over-estimating their skills, and are exaggerating their achievements within their bios. I’m here to tell you this: If it happened, then it’s a FACT. And, you are NOT bragging. In fact, you are giving people the ability to get to know you better and to connect with you further. Here is a sni ..read more
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