Friday, February 26, 2021

Career Decision and Your Next Resume

I cannot stress how important it is to have a direction chosen before you engage with a resume writer. I know the workplace can be stressful and many times, job changes are precipitated by poor bosses as opposed to poor companies. 

No matter how overworked and burdened you maybe at this point, you will feel a great sense of achievement once you have decided the type of work that you wish to pursue. 

I am not a counselor but I have been in this business long enough to know that a targeted resume will produce results as opposed to a resume that “straddles the fence” and tries to marketing multiple, diverse talents.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Job Offer Evaluation -Stock Options


Job Offer Evaluation -Stock Options

As you are evaluating a compensation package with stock option benefits, take some time to learn how stock options work and what they might be worth in the future. Under that all option plans are not the same and the "dilution" is a factor that you will need to consider.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Job Titles

Remember that guy who used to tell everyone at the company happy hour that job titles were not important?

He is WRONG!

I tell all of my clients that titles are very important and to make sure you have an agreement on your job title before you start the new role. Be certain that the job title is accurate and encompasses the work you will be doing. After all, THE JOB TITLE will be on your resume forever!!!

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Job Offer Advice


After you receive your offer, ask for the timeline that is needed to respond. If they rush you and say it needs to be immediate, that’s a bad sign. This happened to me concerning a job I was offered in IR for a Lake Tahoe resort. They wanted me to start in three days. I was offered the job while still living in NY (I live in SF now). I declined because I would have had to go home, back, and fly back, all within 72 hours (also needed a place to live).

Responsible employers will give you at least a day or two to make your decision. This shows they want you to make an informed decision.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

LI Profile - Projects

 Improving your LI Profile

Adding projects to your profile not only adds depth to your experience but also enables you to showcase the scope of what you have worked on as well as what was accomplished. Adding the projects to the PROJECTS section also helps with the algorithm.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

ATS Tip - Applying for Jobs at the Same Company

An applicant tracking system also allows recruiters to see all the roles you’ve applied to at their company. If a company has two very similar roles open, absolutely apply to both. If you have a wide range of skills that you feel makes qualified for different roles, then have a new resume that is targeted towards the second role.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Interview Tip - View the Job Description as a Questionnaire


Interview tip -Review the job description and write down an achievement that you have had during the past 5 years that is directly related to a skill / credential the hiring manager is seeking. You will find this exercise to be motivating and enlightning.

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