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  How To Get Back On Track After Working In A Job Outside Your Usual Career Path
by Michelle Dumas - Feb, 2016
Problematic situations. That is why most of our clients come looking for resume help. You are not alone! There are plenty of good reasons you may have left your career… Your spouse took a great job in a new city, and since you weren’t really ready to be single, you quit your job and went with. Or, you reached that point in your life where you wondered if maybe you could be a ________ (fill in the blank with that thing you a...
 
  "Tell me about yourself" How to Craft the Perfect Answer To this Inevitable Job Search Question
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2016
So you’ve finally been called to interview for that job you’re dying to get. Or maybe you have an informational interview lined up or will be attending a networking event next week. You’ve researched the industry, the company, confirmed that your references will provide glowing recommendations, and prepared a list of questions you’ll ask when given the opportunity. Important as all those things are, success is likely...
 
  What's Your Story? The Foolproof Formula For Writing A Resume That Grabs Readers & Doesn't Let Go!
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2016
What’s your story? Why should I care? Storytelling has a transformative power that almost magically turns a drab, boring resume into an absorbing and persuasive piece that compels the reader to want to meet the real person behind the words. An effective resume is not merely a collection of words – it is a reflection of a person; a textual compilation describing all aspects of someone’s professional experience, placed...
 
  10 Nuggets of Wisdom to Inspire Your 2016 Job Search Strategy
by Michelle Dumas - Dec, 2015
It’s been said the most stressful endeavors in life are getting a divorce, buying a house, and having a baby. Anyone currently in the job market would add “looking for a job” to that list, and would probably put it at the top. The job search requires you to get confident and put yourself out there only to be rejected and have your confidence destroyed. In some ways it’s worse than high school dating. But it doesn’t have to...
 
  Gain the Interview Advantage: Benefits of Interview Coaching
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2015
Wow. You had no idea your job search would be such hard work, did you? But the standout resume we created for you at Distinctive Documents really paid off. And all the time and effort you’ve spent networking, researching, applying and following up have reaped rewards. You’ve got some interviews scheduled, you’ve picked up your power suit from the dry cleaners, and you’re all set to go. You just know your interview perfor...
 
  Google Search Tips & Tricks For Your Job Search: Find The Information You Need When You Need It
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2015
“Google it”! How often have you heard that? Whether it’s to do some research, find directions, check show times or settle a bet, you’ve probably used the “googlelator” to find information about one thing or another. But have you ever used Google for assistance with your job search? If so, you know how much help it can be. If not, read on as we introduce you to Google search tips and tricks for your job search so that you can...
 
  Why Going Solo Is A Silly Job Search Strategy (and What To Do Instead!)
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2015
It’s no secret that most people view looking for work as one of life’s necessary evils. Can you relate? Most of us have had to do it at some point, but few of us have ever enjoyed the process. Finding a job is often a job in itself. It is time consuming, frustrating at times, sometimes exciting, and just as quickly can turn depressing. In order to succeed you need to put your best foot forward and make full use all th...
 
  The Non-Techno-Geek’s Ultimate Guide to Using #HashTags In Your Job Search
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2015
#HashTags? Seriously? Why should I care? I hear the objections starting to run through your head already. They ran through mine too. In fact, the truth is that despite the fact that I run an online business, until recently I had only the most rudimentary knowledge of what a hashtag was. In the expectation that I am not the most naive non-techno-geek out there, and many of my readers may feel the same way, here is how...
 
  Get Hired Quickly! Tips To Work Your List of Targeted Employers
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2014
Are you currently engaged in a job search? Although it can be fun, it probably isn’t because, quite frankly, it’s work, work that’s often stressful to boot! And usually a lot of work. Which, if you’re working while looking for other work, is almost unworkable. Obviously, the goal is to get hired and get hired as quickly as possible. We know that you’ve put together a list of targeted employers designed to make your job se...
 
  7 Ways To Write Another Mediocre Resume That Nobody Wants To Read
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2014
Job searching is hard work. Depending on the industry or your career preference, it can even become a full-time job. It’s important, therefore, to utilize all the resources available to ensure that you conduct your search as effectively as possible. Online job boards, intensive and extensive networking, the use of social media, and almost countless “how-to” resources are all at your disposal and you should take advantage of...
 
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