Tag Archives: Job

Focus on the present

“Focus on the present. While it is certainly acceptable to have a two-page resume, don’t list every single job you’ve ever held. Recruiters and hiring managers are most interested in your experience within the last 10 years, so focus on your most recent and most relevant career experience.” Peter Newfield Career-Resumes Contact Peter for Resume […]

Focus on what you do best

“Advertise your specialty. Employers are looking for specialists with specific experience solving the problems they currently face. So don’t try to be everything to everyone in your resume, which could confuse your reader. Focus on what you do best.” Alesia Benedict Get Interviews Contact Alesia for Resume Advice! Ask TaxMama :: Where taxes are fun […]

State Your Case

“State Your Case. If you’re seeking a job in a field in which you have no prior experience, don’t use a chronological format. Instead use a functional or skills-oriented format, which will present your relevant experience and skills upfront.” Peter Newfield Career-Resumes Contact Peter for Resume Advice! Ask TaxMama :: Where taxes are fun and […]


The quote: “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” ?Stephen R. Covey Tip of the week: “State Your Case. If you’re seeking a job in a field in which you have no prior experience, don’t use a chronological format. […]

Prepare for a Background Check

The quote: “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” ?Walter Elliott Tip of the week: “Avoid surprises: prepare for a background check. Ninety percent of employers today are conducting some type of background check on job applicants and over 80% of companies say that discrepancies on a job […]

Bulleted Resume Hits Target

This Week’s Advice: “Applying for a position that draws on your prior years of experience rather than your current assignment? Attract an employer’s attention with three or four stellar career milestones listed in a bulleted section on page one of your resume, just before your employment history.” Louise Garver Career Directions Contact Louise for Resume […]

Job Changing Success Tips

By Robin Ryan It’s a great time to job hunt. Employers are hiring again, so maybe a new job is in your future. You won’t find it if you don’t look and market yourself well. Read on for some insights. Job search success doesn’t just happen. You need to make it happen! But what a […]

Excessively Effusive?

This Week’s Advice: “Are you overdoing it with adjectives and modifiers in your resume? A resume with too many adjectives, especially entire strings of them, is worse than a resume with little or no description. Double check that you have no more than two adjectives together in a sentence and be sure to remove sentences […]

Turn Off Your Spam Filters When Job Hunting

This Week’s Advice: “Sick of spam? Everyone is, but using an email program that has an actionable, automated spam authenticator can drastically reduce your changes of receiving ‘good email’ as well. Why? Because those authenticators require the sender to take some time to identify themselves, and busy recruiters and hiring executives are not going to […]

Successful Negotiation Strategy

This Week’s Advice: “Need a successful negotiation strategy? Quantify your contribution then ask for a piece of the pie. Use your past achievements, information gathered from your research, and what you learned in your interviewer(s) to quantify your role. Once you reach an amount, state it during negotiations, and ask to be paid a portion […]

Don’t List Everything

Quote: “Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.” – Walter C. Hagen Tip: “You don’t need to list everything! The date of a degree or work history that is older than 15 years can date you and put you in danger of […]

No extra papers, please

No extra papers, please! When you send out your resume, don’t include copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation, or awards unless you are specifically asked to do so. If you are called in for an interview, you may bring these extra materials along in your briefcase for show-and-tell.” Peter Newfield Career-Resumes Ask TaxMama :: Where […]