The Importance of Creativity

So, as most of you know, I am a copywriter. This is something I truly love to do, and it pays the bills while constantly keeping me challenged. What you may not know is that I’m also a musician and visual artist. In addition to helping to paying the bills, my writing work also funds…

It’s actually okay to use “I” on your resume.

But you wouldn’t think so, because most people seem to have the view that using “I” is a no-no when it comes to resume writing, and that third-person (or no “person” at all) is the way to go. While I wouldn’t write an entire resume in a narrative, 1st-person format (although there are always exceptions),…

Get Out of Your Box and Write an Amazing Resume!

Maybe you just lost your job and you aren’t sure what to do next. Perhaps you’re sitting at your desk, right now, feeling bored by your current job but afraid to make a change. No matter what, the possibility of changing careers (which should be exciting, right?) can feel intimidating. Nowadays, there are so many…

Why I do what I do.

Today I got a sweet email from a resume client. She said how interesting it must be to work with clients during the process of writing a resume and see how their perspective changes. She couldn’t be more right – it is interesting, and very rewarding. In reading her email, I began thinking about my…

The Functional Resume: Is it Right for You?

What is a Functional Resume? Most of the time, you’ll see resumes that are in a chronological format: there is a short summary or profile, followed by an employment section that contains each position listed by date. A functional resume is a resume that’s organized by skill rather than by job and date, thereby focusing…

Time to Show Off!

A Resume is A Powerful Introduction. Your resume presents one of those rare opportunities where you get to talk about yourself – and your audience actually listens. Well, they listen as long as they are well-informed and their attention is held. Once you have their attention, you can describe your skills, your accomplishments, and your…

It Only Takes One…

You are panicked. You lost your job. People aren’t hiring. Millions of people have lost their jobs and are out there, hunting for new ones. You are one of those people. You spend hours online, searching for your next position. What begins as a slightly scary but exciting opportunity becomes a depressing, mind-numbing process that…

Don’t Forget to Say “Thank You!”

You did it – you had the interview. It went pretty well, you were prepared and got along nicely with the interviewer. Sure, there were a few things you forgot to say (and don’t feel bad – there always are), but for the most part you feel like you’ve got a good shot at the…