Answered: Should I Put a Local Address on My Resume?

I just had a conversation with someone around this very question. As a recruiter, I can tell you that we do look at where someone is located when reviewing his or her resume. Some of us will even screen you out if you're too far away and we don't offer relocation (I've done it). And it's that fear of being screened out that leads some folks to put the local address of a friend or ...

What Not to Include in a Resume: 3 Things

Every line on your resume is valuable real estate. The person looking at yours is trying to get to the relevant info as quickly as possible. Part of your job is to make that easy for them, which includes leaving some things out. Here are a few quick tips on what not to include in your resume. Social Media Info Unless your job will be in social media or it's specifically requested, you don't need to show ...

At 31: Right on Time. Right Where I’m Supposed to Be.

By Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6 Permalink 0

Over the last few years, I've had a lot of angst about my progress in life. I'll be the first person to tell you that I'm no where near where I thought I'd be when I got out of school. Even if you asked me where I'd be now three years ago, it'd still be different from reality. I've ventured down many paths. In the last five years alone, I've been an HR Generalist, Recruiter, ...

Building Your Brand Online: Stop Chasing People That Don’t Want Your Message

By Monday, February 10, 2014 1 Permalink 1

A lot of people (self-included) make the mistake of targeting the wrong audience when they're building their personal brand or business online. They expend a tremendous amount of energy targeting family and friends. They try to get the people following them on social media today -- whether Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ -- to read their content, listen to their show, or watch their videos. The truth is the people around you today may not be ...

Why Business Cards Don’t Matter as Much as This

By Friday, January 24, 2014 2 Permalink 0

I've made a good number of  business cards over the years. Some I spent a ton of time on. You may have done the same. You sit there agonizing over the logo (if you have one), where your name goes, which phone number you put down (I be on my Google Voice flow), and how quickly they'll arrive. Because honestly, a lot of us don't think about business cards until there's some event coming up ...

The Moment That Changes Everything

By Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2 Permalink 0

**Today's post is one that I originally sent to my email list only. It got such a positive response that I decided to share on the blog. To get more content like this, sign up for my email list below this post or by using this link. Now onward with the post!** "Unemployment is the best thing that ever happened to me." I've heard of (or read about) many successful entrepreneurs saying something like this. If you ...

Stop Amplifying Ignorance on Social Media

By Monday, January 20, 2014 3 Permalink 0

Can you dig it....succccckkkkkaaaa?!?! By now you've seen or heard about Richard Sherman's emphatic post-game interview. You probably saw the clip. And if you didn't, you at least saw the hilarious memes floating around. Dude really did sound like he was cutting a WWE promo. Hence the photo above. Pure comedy. Anyway, I wasn't offended or in any way bothered by what he said. As a deteriorating former athlete that still dreams of being an athlete, ...

2014 Is Off to a Great Start!

By Monday, January 20, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Hey Everyone, It's been a while since I posted here, but don't get it twisted. I've been hustling! In fact, I've been hustling so much that The Daily Muse named me as 1 of 15 Career Experts to Add to Your Twitter Feed Now. For those that don't know, The Daily Muse is one of the best career and professional development sites out there. So getting an endorsement from them means a lot, if even for ...

From Keisha to Kylie: On Name-Based Discrimination and Racism

By Wednesday, November 6, 2013 3 Permalink 0

Wow, you speak so well Keisha. Where'd you go to school? One morning a few years ago, I went to my office early to get some work done. I heard a few recruiters across the room talking about an applicant from Atlanta. I wasn't paying much attention, but you know how sometimes you just hear stuff because people are loud? Yeah, it was one of those moments. And things were cool until I heard laughter ...