Posts tagged "Impact"
The "So What?" Test for Resumes

The “So What?” Test for Resumes

Most of the resumes I read contain a bulleted laundry list of activities – things the person has done at each of their jobs. These lists are fundamentally unsatisfying to me when I put on my “I’m an employer” hat.  I don’t really care that you did something.  What I want to know is if your... ...Continue Reading
The Most Underused Job Search Tool:  Appreciation

The Most Underused Job Search Tool: Appreciation

Recently, I led a workshop for women (and 1 man) who are looking for their “right fit” job. The discussion yielded solid consensus on one thing: there is not very much acknowledgement and appreciation in the workplace today. Around the room, I heard people feel under-appreciated – for their efforts, results, talent, and contributions. Some... ...Continue Reading
Why You Need to Stop Micromanaging if You Want to be a Leader

Why You Need to Stop Micromanaging if You Want to be a Leader

My clients complain about micromanaging bosses more than any other problem. Yet almost no one sees himself or herself as a micro-manager.  And people have asked me what is so bad about micromanaging.  Isn’t it a good thing to want something done right? Micromanagers Hurt Staff – and Themselves Micro-managers disempower, annoy and anger their... ...Continue Reading
How a Long-term Unemployed Job Seeker Can Get Relevant Work Experience

How a Long-term Unemployed Job Seeker Can Get Relevant Work Experience

Long-term unemployed people do have a disadvantage when it comes to landing a “right fit” job. This infographic shows that 36% of recruiters think people are disadvantaged in job search when they are unemployed more than 6 months (26 weeks). Meghan Biro reminds us that officially there are 4.8 million people out of work at least... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: State The Obvious

Job Search Basic: State The Obvious

Ellen wondered why I would use the word “successfully” in her resume. Skip questioned saying “I see that you need someone who can do x, y and z. I excel in those areas. In my most recent position, I did something similar, specifically…” When I asked why they didn’t think they should say those things,... ...Continue Reading

Tell Stories to Show Off Your Value

Story telling is a proven method for conveying key messages, usually by teachers, leaders and journalists. It is a technique that can work for job seekers, also, especially at a senior level. It’s a way for you to highlight key accomplishments, and indicate the scope and impact of your work. Here’s how to do it:... ...Continue Reading