Category: Job Loss

How To Write A Professional Summary Statement for Your Resume

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The Professional Summary Statement found at the beginning of your resume focuses your Unique Value Proposition. It should contain 2 or 3 concise statements to draw the reader’s attention on the most important qualities, achievements and abilities you have to offer, and encourage the reader to say, “Hmm, I want to know more about this [...]

It’s Not About YOU!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

I recently had someone with a background in Advertising and PR tell me that she has sent out over 100 resumes and gotten no response. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA. Actually, that doesn’t surprise me.  Here’s what I told her. . . “It’s not your age. It’s not your cover letter. It’s not even your resume. For [...]

Job Searching with Social Media (for Dummies)

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

In his just released book Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies (For Dummies (Career/Education) offers TONS of helpful tips for finding a job using social media tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. In my opinion, Joshua has hit this one out of the park! The first 2/3rds of the book focuses on how [...]

How Effective Is Your Resume?

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

As a job seeker, you have a resume and you send it to every possible job opening you can find.  You make sure every recruiter in town has at least one copy on her desk. It’s posted in 6 places on and 4 places on You hand it out like those guys hocking [...]

26 Job Search Essentials

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Remember the game your mom used to make you play on long road trips to keep you from whacking your little sister in the head the whole time? It went something like, “I’m going on a trip, and I’m taking with me …” Then everyone would take a turn telling what you would bring along. [...]

How to Deal With Job Search Stress

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Are you stressed out enough yet? Losing a job is one of the top life stressors we can go through in life. Holmes & Rahe have designed a stress test to help you see how “close to the edge” we are.  When we go through a job shift many of the other factors are also [...]

On Getting Ready To Get Hired

Monday, October 26th, 2009

A recent Gallup Management Journal article encourages hiring managers and HR recruiters to begin “courting” qualified talent now for jobs that aren’t even available yet.  That’s because, even in a deep recession with so many people unemployed, recruiters have a tough time finding good candidates to fill important positions. How can that be? Well, here’s [...]

Important Things To Learn From Being Unemployed

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

[Editor’s note: Guest blogger, Larque Goodson, has been unemployed for 7 months and has become a Careers 2.0 client within the last couple of weeks. She says that the resources in the Premium Membership are some of the most valuable tools she has found in her entire job search. She lives in Portland, Oregon and [...]

Free Resume Writing Tips

Friday, October 16th, 2009

A good resume is one of the most important tools you will use in your job search. A good resume will get you in the door so you can ace the interview and negotiate for a higher salary. A good resume is important, but its not the ONLY tool you need. . . but we’ll [...]

Why You Should Calculate The Cost Of Unemployment

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

There are no tricks to finding your perfect career, but going about it in the wrong way can distract from your job search and making it take longer to find your next position. For instance, many job seekers spend much of their day on the Internet searching the job boards.  Unfortunately, only about 6-10% of [...]