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 ...

Fix My Job Search: I Want an HR Job. What Do I Do?

By Friday, September 13, 2013 0 Permalink 0

A reader writes: I appreciate you answering my questions. I have been reading your newsletters and I now know that I have not been prepared for the workforce at all. I did get a job recently per some of the advice on your page. I love the job environment, my boss, co-workers, etc., but I HATE the work I do. The work involves my biggest weakness which is calculations. I only took the job because I ...

7 Resume Adds That Can Subtract Value

By Sunday, October 7, 2012 0 Permalink 0

The following comes from an article I wrote for EBONY on common resume mistakes. You may notice something a little familiar if you read my last post on writing a professional summary. If not, this will be completely "fresh" to you. Either way...enjoy! Your resume is the most important document in your job search. Everything on it needs to add value. But sometimes, we add elements to our resumes that take away from all the hard work we’ve ...

4 Easy Wins: How to Write a Professional Summary That Gets Results

By Monday, September 24, 2012 20 Permalink 0

There's a big difference between an objective statement and a professional summary. Unfortunately, a lot of people still go with the former. They lead with an objective like "To contribute to the company's bottom line by applying knowledge gained through coursework and struggle," or "To continue developing professionally and to apply what I've learned as a professional in my profession to drive organizational bliss." Let me tell you an obvious secret... Objectives like the examples above are ...