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4 Steps to Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

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You are at an industry conference on the elevator, the doors open and the CEO who just announced he is looking for talented people gets on. You have 20 seconds to get him interested in talking with you.

When you are networking, you need an elevator pitch, a 20-30 second statement that positions you for job opportunities and distinguishes you versus other candidates. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Ways to Improve Your Resume with Testimonials

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As a self-promotional piece, the resume is a document employers will scrutinize in determining whether you really have the experience and skills that you claim to have for fulfilling its job opening. So one way to lend credibility to the document is to add testimonials. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thousands of people attend job fairs and they can be great or a frustrating waste of time. Nonetheless, they should be a part of your job search strategy. Here’s how to maximize the value of job fairs. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Make Sure Your Resume is Noticed

Posting your resume to a job board or company website puts you in that big black hole.

Here is an article that I wrote for Careerealism that shows you how to make sure your resume is seen.

Follow these rules and your job search results will improve.

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Finding a new job is a lot more difficult in this digital age and the days of just relying on the job boards are over. This comprehensive article will show you what you need to do to slash your job search time by 50% and save you hours of frustration.

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2014 #1 Best Resume Writer and #1 Best Resume Writing Service

For the second year in a row we have been named the Best Resume Writer and Best Resume Writing Service by Resume Remodeler, an independent reviewer of the best resume services.

We were named the #1 Best Resume Writer and #1 Best Resume Writing Service in 2013 and are happy that the most current review extends that honor.

We have also been named Best Resume Writer and Best Resume Writing Service in 2 other independent reviews, which is testimony to the results we have achieved for our clients.

For IT professionals, we have also earned the 2013 and 2014 Best IT Resume Writer designation.

Here is what the reviewer said about us:

“I have referred countless professionals and students to Don for resume writing assistance.
Let me just say that he gets results – great results.

He can transform a resume like no one else I have seen before
into a true marketing and sales piece
that makes the calls for interview come in. I have verified his results
for those who I have referred and it is nothing short of remarkable – there is a reason
he was selected as the best resume writer.”

Here are some of the ratings we received:

Better Business Bureau – A+ Rating

2013 #1 Best Resume Writer

2014 #1 Best Resume Writer

2013 #1 Best IT Resume Writer

2014 #1 Best IT Resume Writer

5-Star Rating – Ranked in Top 2 Best Resume Writers on 2 Sites

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Career Expert on Resume Writing & Job Search Strategies – Careerealism

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Best Resume Writer Tips: What Job Boards Should I Use?

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There are only 3 ways to get your resume in front of someone: job boards, recruiters and direct contact (networking or mail). Here are some best resume writer tips on how to get the most out of job boards.

The job search market has gone through unprecedented changes in recent years, especially with the emergence and growing popularity of social media websites, such as LinkedIn, which now has more job postings on it than Did you know that there are over 5,000 job boards in the US?

When you do not know how to approach conventional job searches to identify suitable openings, you can quickly waste hours and hours of time filtering through unsuitable information and opportunities online.

Here, we offer job search tips to help you best use job boards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Best Resume Writer Tips: Complying with the Applicant Tracking Systems

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As an expert resume writer I need to spend the time to make sure that my professional resumes can get by the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), which is the software that reads your resume and ranks it according to keywords. Today about 65% of medium to large companies are now using Applicant Tracking Systems and this has created a nightmare for job seekers. In fact, a recent study indicated that about 75% of qualified job seekers are being eliminated because they do not know the rules.

So here are six important tips to ensure that your resume will be properly interpreted by the ATS. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Handle Putting Salary Requirements in Your Cover Letter

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You may have received advice time and time again to hold off on any discussion of salary during the early stages of the job application and interview process, but what do you do when the job posting clearly indicates that you must include such information? You do not want to ignore the request since some employers will not even consider your application without the requested information. You also do not want to come below or largely over the top of what the employer has budgeted. So, how do you respond? Read the rest of this entry »

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Best Resume Writer Tips: CV or Resume, What’s the Difference?

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When it comes to applying for a job, most of us in the United States refer to a resume as the document used for detailing our past experiences, educational background and skills to demonstrate qualifications for a key position.

However, for some professions, including scientific and medical, employers will want a curriculum vitae, or CV.

And just to make it more confusing, in many countries overseas, a resume is also referred to as a CV.

So, you may be wondering, “How do I know which one to use and how much information to include?” The answer all depends on the position and field you are applying for and where the employer is located. Read the rest of this entry »

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