Which Words Should Not Be on Your Resume?

Which Words Should Not Be on Your Resume?

Any experienced hiring manager will tell you that there are many words people overuse on their resume. Overused (or tough to quantify) descriptions, phrases or skills that aren’t so impressive should be avoided.With the help of resume optimization or high...

How Long is Too Long for a Resume

How Long is Too Long for a Resume

A 1955 issue of Changing Times advised its readers to stick to one page and only include relevant information. Times (and expectations) have changed quite a bit since then.How Long Should a Resume be?A typical resume is one or two pages long. For recent...

Key Elements to a Great LinkedIn Profile

Key Elements to a Great LinkedIn Profile

Here is some insight to remember when creating your LinkedIn profile from LinkedIn’s co-founder, Reid Hoffman. http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/key-elements-great-linkedin-profile-according-its-co-founder facebook LinkedIn

LinkedIn versus a Resume…What’s the difference?

LinkedIn versus a Resume…What’s the difference?

Here is an article that describes the difference between information to include on a resume versus a LinkedIn profile. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/06/04/heres-how-your-resume-and-linkedin-profile-should-differ facebook...

10 Tips to Improve Your Resume

10 Tips to Improve Your Resume

Looking for a new job requires patience, determination and a resume that stands out. Resume writing has a lot of dos and don’t associated with it, and our clients often say they are unsure what these unwritten rules are (and they fear they will break them). Here are...

4 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

4 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

I have seen a lot of articles online about what not to do when writing your resume.  While I agree with some of this advice, there are 4 mistakes I repeatedly see.  Here are some tips that I follow, and share with my clients when writing a resume. Illegible Fonts...

Our Story:  Committing to a Career Change

Our Story: Committing to a Career Change

Until now, we have not shared a great deal about why we decided to open this business. For as long as I can remember, I have loved writing resumes and biographies, at work or outside of my former job as a Technical Writer, and had several people tell me, “you should...

Ensuring Clients’ Security with TitanFile

Ensuring Clients’ Security with TitanFile

How is security relevant to writing resumes, cover letters, portfolios and LinkedIn profiles?  For the first few months of operation, we did not see the need for enhanced security features.  Besides keeping client information confidential, we had not delved deeper...

What is a Portfolio?  Do I Need One?

What is a Portfolio? Do I Need One?

A portfolio is a document which presents an overview of your career, as well as your skills, certifications, accomplishments and employment experiences.  It is longer than your resume, and goes into much greater detail.  It may include samples of your work.  For...

Five Tips for Applying for a Job via Email

Five Tips for Applying for a Job via Email

You’re qualified for the position.  You’ve triple-checked your resume, and have written a cover letter that sounds like the job posting was created for you.  What’s next?  You need to email your documents to the company or hiring agency.  It sounds simple, but clients...