367 Resume Reviews And Counting...

In the last month, I have done 366 resume reviews from 13 different countries and four different languages, despite only speaking English (ask me about that later). Some of you had PhD’s while others had little more than a high school diploma. Every industry was covered, skill included, activity and interest referenced. With each resume, I was looking for a story, but I found so much more.


I Observed...

The best resumes are overtly obvious. They tell more than a story, they show the writing on the wall. Rather than assuming your audience will get the proverbial it, leave little room for open interpretation. Share your brand upfront and use your academic and professional experiences as proof.

I Discovered...

More often than not, we know what’s right and we also know what’s wrong. To change seems menacing, almost inconvenient. If she doesn’t understand the jump from finance to technology than it’s her loss. Sometimes it takes a professional opinion and objective assessment to set us back on the right track.

I Was Surprised To Remember...

You gotta give to get. At least 183 resumes included an objective asking for a job at X company, position in Y field with Z responsibilities. Rather than opening with what you want, why not lead with what you can offer? Oh, and one final offer. In the spirit of giving, I want to offer you another chance to submit your resume for a free review. Visit MichaelPeggs.com/Resume and sign up today. And to those already registered, thank you for your patience. I’m off to work on 367 right now... Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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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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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

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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Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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