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Self-Talk. Do You Talk To Yourself?

I do. Self-talk is a method of gaining clarity about your behaviors, goals, feelings, motivations, and problem-solving – a form of brainstorming. You can gain rewards from self-talk since it gives you the chance to boost self-confidence, self-esteem and learn more about you.  When you learn to use self-talk as a consoling, positive “friend,” you…


Brand Yourself Before You Write Your Resume!

UPDATED: October 24, 2017 Almost anyone can write a resume, but can you present the person behind the duties and responsibilities in a way that makes the hiring manager want to interview you? Once you get past the hurdle of the online computerized application tracking system (ATS), you must engage and entice the person reading…


No Kidding, You Need Professional Help

You know your capabilities better than anyone. You’ve climbed the ladder, conquered challenges, exceeded expectations, and feel ready for the next step in your career. Perhaps it is time to call on a professional resume writer, an expert to help you present your value. It is generally awkward for talented people to objectively describe their…

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Want a Great Fiction Writer or Great Resume Writer?

New clients are often surprised when I ask a ton of questions about what they actually accomplished in their career; what is it they loved and hated about their work; what kind of situation helps them achieve great results, or, what unique value they can offer. I tell them that professional resume writers, like me,…


3 Tips to Proactively Manage Your Career

You spend a lot of your more productive waking hours at work, but have you ever devoted a significant amount of time developing a long-range plan to manage your career?  If a promotion or raise comes along, you are happy, but do you have a 2-year, 5-year, or 10-year career plan? Take Tony, for instance,…


Think You Have Job Security? 3 Reasons to Write Your Resume NOW

Mary Katherine pulled into the parking lot and smoothly backed into the slot that had her name stenciled on the wall.  She felt her job security was solid with the recent promotion to Marketing Director, which was working out better than expected.  Her department respected her, and they were moving all the marketing projects on…


Cake with Your Resume

Almost anybody can write a resume, however, it takes a professional resume writer to package and present you effectively for a targeted career opportunity. I like to bake and I approach resume writing with the same passion of a pastry chef preparing a cake dessert for someone special. If you will indulge me I would like…


What’s Your Brand?

Have you taken the time to shape your image – how you wish to be known – your personal brand? Crafting your personal brand statement will help shape your personal marketing message, which is helpful for your career or to personally update your image and goals. I’m sharing a free e-Workbook to get you started. In…


If You Hate Monday Mornings, Fix Your Resume and Find Your Perfect Job!

Phillip does not need an alarm clock these days, he actually sings in the shower when getting ready to go to work at his new job. Talk about feeling lucky to have been matched to the perfect job for him. Well, it wasn’t really luck. He worked with a professional resume writer who probed him…