Laura Smith-Proulx

Name: Laura Smith-Proulx Twitter: @ResumeExpert LinkedIn: /in/laurasmithproulx Personal Website/Blog: www.anexpertresume.com Bio: Award-winning, published executive resume writer Laura Smith-Proulx, CCMC, TCCS, CPRW, CIC is a national columnist, certified career coach, author, master-trained resume writer, LinkedIn/Twitter strategist, and former recruiter. The Executive Director of An Expert Resume and a media source/contributor to SHRM, Jobing.com, LocalJobNetwork.com, Wall Street Journal FINS, The Denver Post, MinnesotaJobs.com, and others, she partners with executives and senior-level professionals to win choice jobs through targeted personal branding, social media techniques, Search Engine Optimization strategy, career management, and hidden job market access. What's your favorite career related quote? “We are the HERO of our own story." (Mary McCarthy) What’s your favorite part about being a CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert? As more people set out to find their dream jobs, it’s exciting to be able to reach out and educate them on the top-ROI strategies for finding the right position—and being discovered by the right employer. I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned as a recruiter about job search and helping professionals tap into a wealth of new resume, job search, and social media trends. Articles written by this expert: Are You Making the Top 3 LinkedIn Profile Errors? Is Your Resume Ready for a Recruiter? 5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors What Does Your LinkedIn Headline Say About You? Why Your Next Job Might Come via LinkedIn Is Your Resume Summary Boring Employers? Does Your Resume Contain These 7 Overused Phrases? 3 Simple Steps to a Dollar-Driven Resume that Grabs Employer Attention Did You Short-Circuit Your LinkedIn Profile with Overused Words? 5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working Want Stronger Results? Try a Networking Resume Be the First Applicant with this Job Search Tip Is Your Executive Resume Too Wordy? Do You Really Want to Use THAT LinkedIn Photo? 3 Easy Ways to Overcome the Challenge of Resume Writing What LinkedIn’s IPO Means for You Executive Job Hunting? You’ll Need More than a Resume Copying a Professional Resume? Watch Out for These Pitfalls 7 Phrases to Delete from Your LinkedIn Profile What You Should Know Before Contacting a Recruiter Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes? You Sent Out Your Resume – Now What? 5 Resume Mistakes That Can Knock You Out of the Running Does Your Resume Miss Out on the Latest Trends? Is Your LinkedIn Profile Holding You Back? How to Ace the Panel Interview 3 Strategies for Writing a Bold, Branded Executive Resume How Do the Best Executive Resumes Win Interviews? Quick Fixes to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile 5 Tips for a Strong Medical Affairs Leadership Resume How to Write Compelling Resume Section Headings 3 Reasons to Tone Down Your LinkedIn Photo How to Reach Out to Recruiters Using LinkedIn 3 Ways to Emphasize Your ROI on Your Resume The 5 Most Overlooked Components of a Powerful Executive Resume 3 Places To Pack Your LinkedIn Profile With Keywords 3 Secrets To A Powerful Resume Summary 3 Reasons To Update Your LinkedIn Profile ASAP 5 Phrases To Take Out Of Your LinkedIn Headline NOW 3 Compelling Strategies For Your COO Resume 3 Major LinkedIn Myths You Should Know About How To Write Your LinkedIn Profile When You’re Unemployed 3 Secrets To A High-Impact Cover Letter Is Your LinkedIn Photo Harming Your Job Search? How To Use LinkedIn For Your Executive Job Search 3 Phrases That Kill The Effectiveness Of An Executive Resume 5 Steps To A Powerful Personal Brand For Your Executive Resume

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

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All work and no play can create a tense and unwelcoming environment. Studies have shown that employers that offer additional perks have employees that are happier and more loyal to their place of employment. If you are looking for an employer that acknowledges how important it is to give its employees a place to de-stress and bond with their co-workers, check out these companies!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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