Entries by Amy L. Adler

What’s a Resume For?

Take thirty seconds to brainstorm the answer to this question: What is a resume for? Possible answers: Demonstrate your skills. Give a hiring manager a reason to pay you some attention. Encourage a recruiter to put you in his database of potential candidates. Show what an outstanding employee you are. Demonstrate your achievements. List your […]

Guerrilla Resumes: Cons Versus Hiring a Pro

I remember first hearing about Jay Conrad Levinson in May 1993, when I attended the American Bookseller’s Association convention in Miami. He was a big speaker, and the buzz was that he had the line on new marketing techniques that would revolutionize the way businesses thought about promotions and new prospects. Levinson has since expanded […]

7 Words You Can’t Say in a Resume

You won’t impress hiring managers with bland language. Show them, don’t tell them what you have done why your experience is phenomenal how you can hit the ground running on the first day of your new job. You’re an extraordinary candidate: Present your career history in extraordinary terms! Want to amaze your reader? AVOID using […]