Video Resumes: Are They for You?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But would a so-called video resume by another name be on the tips of our collective tongues? Let’s examine this phenomenon and see if we can make heads and/or tails of it, shall we? First, let’s look at the name. It’s not, in fact, a … Continue reading Video Resumes: Are They for You?

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Career Lessons: If I’d Known Then What I Know Now…And Vice Versa

I've spent the better part of my career matching people to jobs, which is ironic considering that when I started in the industry it was from pure, dumb luck. My resume wouldn't have even been looked at long enough to be laughed at. And now here I am, telling people just starting out the things … Continue reading Career Lessons: If I’d Known Then What I Know Now…And Vice Versa

“Overqualified?” How to Shift Careers and Get the Job Anyway

My latest reader question is one that comes up often, and one that's definitely worth exploring. She writes: "I graduated at the onset of the recession with several magazine internships under my belt and a promised job. Things fell through; I looked to PR to ride the wave. On the side, I've freelanced copiously, and … Continue reading “Overqualified?” How to Shift Careers and Get the Job Anyway