Resume Builder: How to Gain Experience When You Have None

Freelancing: If you feel as though employers are not giving you a chance, it may be time to create your own opportunities.This is a good resume builder. Beware that this option is often far from easy. You are competing against other freelance professionals and the rates offered to potential customers can be very competitive. Even though this option can turn

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The 10-Step Resume Critique

Your resume will generally receive a 15- to 30-second scan upon first review by an employer. With that in mind, it is critical that your resume — your “paper handshake” — makes a positive first impression and compels the reader to put your resume in the “yes” pile and possibly call you in for an interview. Before you circulate your

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Tips for Creating a Virtual Assistant Resume

You should have a well equipped home office and the necessary certifications if you are going to offer services that require them, but one of the most important tools that a successful virtual assistant has is a well written resume. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know how to write a resume that gets noticed by potential clients. If you

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How to Write a Great Resume Summary With Examples

A resume summary is a concise summary of who you are and the value that you can bring to an organization. Today (2018), all strong resumes are expected to have resume summaries in place of the antiquated “Objective.” The resume summary is essentially your elevator speech, which is a very brief “commercial” of who you are and how you can

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More Okefenokee Swamp Than Tidewater?

I was invited to speak at the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) 2008 Annual Fall Conference in Traverse City, MI. I’m a veteran school board member, author of several books on leadership and school governance, and former columnist and contributing editor for the American School Board Journal. I spoke on The Art of School Governance and my presentations were

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3 Characteristics Which Make Ted Turner Mega-Successful

I just finished up a biography chronicling the life of Ted Turner. The man behind CNN is a brilliant visionary. He helped to create the cable news industry as we know it. Turner went through hell at times, a side of his life not many know about. His father beat him severely and emotionally abused him. Ultimately, his dad decided

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