Over the weekend, I got an e-mail from a past client. He talked about how our collaboration helped him in myriad ways. Again and again, clients are confirming that an outstanding resume writing process is about a lot more than producing job search documents. Read more
Q. I am going to apply for software engineering positions in the US. You’ve talked about the importance of a concise resume, so I am thinking of removing my BA in Foreign Language and my study abroad experience so that my resume stays one page. Do you think that is a bad idea? Read more
A client got in touch with me this week after she read my “Controlling What You Can” post. She reminded me that one of her key objectives was to reduce the number of spam “opportunities” she received. As with the client I referenced in the article, she and I quickly reframed her objective so that we were focused on increasing the amount of high quality opportunities that made it to her inbox instead of concerning ourselves with the practices of ineffective recruiters. Read more
I recently had a client request that the resume and LinkedIn profile we develop together get him higher quality offers from recruiters. There is nothing unusual about that request. What surprised me was what followed. He wanted the resume and LinkedIn profile to also reduce the number of low quality offers he received. Read more
Due to popular demand, January’s promotion will continue through February.
Have a great February!
Q. In my spare time, I lead a political advocacy group that many would say is controversial. I think listing it on my resume would show leadership skills, but I am worried that the experience cold also hurt me. What should I do? Read more
I often get asked to explain why I frequently reference a “toolkit of job search documents” and not simply a resume. Here are three reasons (of many) why I believe it is critical to have a job search toolkit, including a powerful resume. Read more
In 2013 I retooled one of my cornerstone packages – Tandem’s Toolkit – to best meet the needs of clients. In honor of the new year and a fresh beginning, it’s $50 off this month. UPDATE: January and February 2014
Here are some details of the package:
1) Because a majority of my clients opt for the documents in Tandem’s Essentials – an outstanding resume, an individualized and highly customizable cover letter template, a LinkedIn-ready version of the resume, and a personalized resume follow-up letter template – those documents serve as the core of the rejiggered Tandem’s Toolkit.
2) The guides I’ve introduced over the last year have been extremely well received and will now be part of Tandem’s Toolkit. Because an outstanding resume is just the beginning of a robust job search / career management process, the guides provide you with the framework for success in other areas.
Beyond an Outstanding Resume – 12 specific tools for taking on a multi-faceted career management approach that goes beyond submitting resumes and crossing fingers
Maximizing LinkedIn – a thorough resource for attaining and maintaining a top-notch presence on LinkedIn
Acing Interviews – tips for thriving in interviews
3) Many clients elect to have multiple phone consultations, on a variety of topics, as they move towards career management excellence. Career Booster (as one example) works well for them. Oftentimes, though, clients just want one phone consultation. One session during which they can ask a bunch of questions in order to get on the right track. Tandem’s Toolkit will now include exactly that.
Get in touch for pricing and to learn about the 4 documents, 3 guides and 1 session that are a part of Tandem’s Toolkit!