Part 2 – Biggest Resume Mistakes

Part 2: The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes Your top 8 questions Lazlo Block, VP People Operations, Google Jan 26, 2015 I was blown away that my first article got over 2 million views. I’ve always been passionate about helping people find good jobs. But my...

Don’t create “age noise” on your resume!

Ageism in hiring is a fact and it works both ways. You can be too old or too young and you won’t know which way the potential employer is leaning but here are some quick things you can fix to minimize the impact on your resume. This is my favorite rant! If...

“What Did You Earn At Your Last Job?”

Another of my favorites industry professionals…great insight too! Enjoy! ~jan What Did You Earn At Your Last Job? By Lyn Ryan, CEO/Founder Human Workplace As soon as the topic of compensation comes up on a job search, you’re likely to get the question...

If You Want to Write Your Own Resume

Writing Your Resume – 6 Top DOs and DON’Ts (in random order) 1. Personal information that may cause you grief – i.e. Years/dates of education, GPAs and Hobbies/other interests. This is a no-win situation for you and Dates and GPAs are discriminatory. If you...

The Myth of the One-Page Resume

This is one of my pet peeves. I can get REALLY aggravated about it. I don’t know who gives this advice, but whoever you are, you’re WRONG! Is there a place for a one page executive summary? Yes. Is that followed by an in-depth resume? Yes. But unless you’re a recent...

Five Keys to working with an Agency recruiter

A quick outline of things that will help you work with an Recruiting firm! 1. Understand the recruiter’s specialization. My areas of expertise are software application development, web technologies and IT infrastructure. Within that, I work with people in the full...

Four reasons to work with a recruiter

 1. You can take advantage of all the people I know. I’m happy to share whatever information I have! Sometimes, that –in and of itself- can be helpful to you. I’ve placed several hundred people over the years – some are CIOs now – and we’re still in touch.  I’ve got a...