I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on cover letters. I am trying to figure out what makes bad ones terrible and great ones stick out from the pack. This is the first in a series of posts about what we know about cover letters. Cover Letters Are Necessary During the summer of 2009, […]
About Amy L. Adler
Amy L Adler markets senior executives with persuasive executive resume writing, compelling LinkedIn profile development, and masterful job search coaching, so they can identify and obtain the executive career of their dreams.
A Professional Resume Writer is Your Guide When you meet your resume writer for the first time, you can expect a bit of an introduction, some small talk, some discussion about the process. You’ll mention your industry and your current job. Clearly, your resume writer doesn’t know you, and you might actually be worried about […]
I recently heard a story detailing how so many resumes are titled “RESUME.” Imagine how the process works for recruiters, who scan in hundreds of resumes a week for future searchability. They’ve set their software to read the first line of the page as the candidate’s name. I wonder how many people out there are […]
Resume writers by nature are logophiles. Show us a thesaurus— or a great list of strong key words that speak to specific industry requirements—and we salivate. Strangely, the resumes of some job candidates I have reviewed fall into one of two categories: verbosity to the point of absurdity, or brevity to the point of reductionism. […]
Imagine this scenario: You’re driving in your car. The car is about three years old. It’s in pretty good shape—never needed any major repairs. You realize that your brakes are getting soft. You ask yourself, “Should I repair my own brakes, or should I take it to the car mechanic? Which is a more valuable […]