What Your Resume Needs in 2023: Resume Tips & Job Search Trends
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by The Writing Guru
1M ago
The end of the year is a great time of reflection, introspection, and revival. It’s also a time where job seekers plan out their career goals for the new year and job search strategies. Enter the 2023 job search and new resume trends for 2023. With January and February being two of the busiest months of job searching, it’s imperative that job seekers know the ins and outs of how to get their resume into the “yes” pile rather than tossed out in the trash. If you’re engaging in a job search for 2023, now is the time to prepare and get the ball rolling. Keep in mind, if you’re job searching duri ..read more
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Alternative Careers for Lawyers: When You Want to Quit Law
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by The Writing Guru
11M ago
When I graduated law school in 2003, there was very little data or information out there about alternative careers for lawyers. The idea of wanting to quit or leave law seemed taboo. I only began to explore the topic heavily when I made my own transition and pivot out of law. Deciding to leave or quit the practice of law can feel more stressful than when you took the bar exam. You can feel lost, alone, and unsure of where to turn. Your family and friends may question your sanity. Typical questions included: “But you invested all of this money in your legal education. Why throw it away?” I wasn ..read more
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An Open Letter to Content Thieves and Internet Plagiarists
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by The Writing Guru
2y ago
As the success of my business, The Writing Guru®, and professional notoriety has surged in recent years, it has not come without content thieves and internet plagiarists stealing my intellectual property. In recent times, I’ve found numerous instances of my website content on The Writing Guru lifted (from my homepage to my terms of service), plagiarism of my high-traffic published articles, plagiarism of my trademarked company name (yep, a person just randomly decided to start a resume writing business in late 2020 and call herself The Writing Guru with a logo similar to mine), and cybersquatt ..read more
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How to Write & Format an Effective Business Letter
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by The Writing Guru
2y ago
When you think of a business letter, it’s often used as a cover letter, introduction letter for a business opportunity, or a letter of recommendation. If you’re writing a business letter, there are key items to focus on in addition to the “meat” or substance of the letter. Here are suggested tips on how to write a business letter and how to format a business letter for better readability and increased response rates: Succinct and Direct Language Today, readers tend to prefer language in a business letter that is short, sweet, and to the point.  You want the language to be tailored and tar ..read more
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The Board of Directors Resume: Tips for Landing a Board Seat
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by The Writing Guru
2y ago
Looking to pivot from the executive leadership team or C-suite into a boardroom seat? As a board resume writer, I will tell you with total transparency that your board of directors resume must be different than your executive resume. That means emphasizing different skill sets, different functional areas, and different accomplishments in a board member resume. Additionally, a board bio is a must when applying for a board seat as part of the board resume submission. It will be commonly asked as part of the application and background process. Moving into the Boardroom Board seats are extremely l ..read more
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What Your Resume Needs in 2021: Resume Tips & Job Search Trends
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by The Writing Guru
2y ago
The end of the year is a great time of reflection, introspection, and revival. It’s also a time where job seekers plan out their career goals for the new year and job search strategies. Enter the 2021 resume and 2021 job search matched against 2021 resume trends. With January and February being two of the busiest months of job searching, it’s imperative that job seekers know the ins and outs of how to get their resume into the “yes” pile rather than tossed out in the trash. If you’re engaging in a job search for 2021, now is the time to prepare and get the ball rolling. Keep in mind, if you’re ..read more
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Good Words to Describe Yourself in a Job Interview
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by The Writing Guru
2y ago
You’ve landed the job interview and now you’re asked that seemingly loaded question: what are 3 words that describe you? Confounded by choosing the right words to describe yourself, you hit a dead end. “If I select X, will that be the best choice? “If I select Y, what will they think that means?” The answer is: it depends. Everything has changed in 2020 – from the job search strategy, to the way people are hired, to how interviews are being conducted. With new methodologies in place, it’s important to consider the best words to describe yourself in a job interview. The key is to pick the words ..read more
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Why Your LinkedIn Profile Should Not Be a Copy and Paste of Your Resume
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by The Writing Guru
2y ago
On a daily basis, I speak with executives and C-suite leaders who ask me: LinkedIn versus resume? Which one matters the most? Isn’t LinkedIn your online resume? Or is there really a difference? Several years ago (five to be exact), I wrote in the HuffPost about why your LinkedIn profile is more compelling than your resume.  That same theory is even more true today in 2020. Your LinkedIn profile is no longer your online resume. Your LinkedIn profile is more compelling than your resume because it gets you seen where your resume doesn’t: when you aren’t job searching. LinkedIn Versus Resume ..read more
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LinkedIn Background Photo Ideas: Making Your Brand More Personal
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by The Writing Guru
2y ago
A LinkedIn background photo or cover photo is a great way to personalize your LinkedIn profile, enhance your brand messaging, and keep you fresh in the minds of others. There are various LinkedIn background images to choose from and design ideas to implement for your LinkedIn cover photo. While you can perform a Google search to get ideas for your LinkedIn banner, I recommend creating one that can help shape and enhance your personal brand, while also precluding others from using the same exact photo for their own LinkedIn profile. Before deciding on your LinkedIn background image or LinkedIn ..read more
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LinkedIn Company Page: Why Your Business Needs One
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by The Writing Guru
2y ago
LinkedIn company pages are on the rise and they provide good marketing opportunities. If you own a business, you know the importance of having a website and active social media channels that act as direct marketing for your business. One of the most overlooked marketing channels is a LinkedIn business page. When I speak to business owners about optimizing their personal LinkedIn page, I also discuss the importance of having a LinkedIn company page. However, they are often shocked to hear about its important value-add to the business brand and its search capabilities. According to LinkedIn’s st ..read more
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