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Tips to Maintain Negotiating Power around Salary

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As much as you may try to hold off on the discussion of salary until the latter stages of the interview process, there are instances where the discussion can’t be avoided – say the employer requests your salary requirement at the time of your resume submission.

In such instances, calling out your salary requirement puts you at less negotiating power or even disqualification from consideration before you even have a chance to clearly communicate all that you have to offer.

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Is Your Resume Easy on the Eyes?

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I used to work for a guy who got $114,000 for one day’s work. He was one of the top direct mail copywriters in the county and his copy sold millions more than anyone else’s copy. And his direct mail letters were six pages long!

When I asked him why he had such long letters he said, “Your copy has to be compelling and easy to read” and the same is true for resumes.

It doesn’t matter if you have exactly what the employer is looking for in terms of skills and work experience, the fact is if your resume is not easy on the eyes, it’s likely not going to be read. So a 1 to 2 page resume that is hard to read is bad as is a 3-page resume that doesn’t tell a cohesive and compelling story. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Ways to Stay Composed Even through Tough Interview Questions

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As much as you prepare for an interview, there’s no knowing what tough questions will be thrown your way. You can think in advance of what those questions may be and how you will address it, but what about that one question that you didn’t think of? Read the rest of this entry »

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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.

See article here:


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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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Want to work with the Best Resume Writing Service?

I you would like to jumpstart your job search check out our website or call 800-909-0109.



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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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