Category Archives: Video resumes

Don’t wait until next year. Get cracking on those resolutions today.

The holiday season brings with it the close of the current year and the promise and possibilities of the next. It’s a time for reflection and resolutions for self-improvement. Eat more veggies. Read more. Volunteer. Learn to play guitar. Call mom. While a spankin’ new calendar provides a clear starting point for your best intentions, […]

Up your LinkedIn game with a personal branding video

With more than 530 million users worldwide, LinkedIn has become the de-facto platform for networking and getting the latest news from thought leaders, companies, and professional interest groups. Recruiters also see LinkedIn as an invaluable tool as it gives them access to talent for openings they’re looking to fill. Because of this, it’s important to […]

Does your resume suffer from TL;DR?

TL;DR has become a part of the digital lexicon as feedback that a comment, post, or article was “Too Long” and thus the audience “Didn’t Read”. While this cheeky acronym can often come off a little harsh, the sentiment has value. In order to keep a reader’s attention, your story must be concise and compelling. This […]

What do you have in common with shampoo? Positioning can help market you too.

Positioning has been a building block of successful marketing since Trout and Ries promoted the strategy nearly 50 years ago. The idea is simple. Establish a position in the minds of consumers relative to how your product or service is differentiated from your competitors, thereby making your offering more memorable and the “owner” of those […]

Successful companies hire the best people, not the best resumes

You’ve probably heard “Successful companies hire the best people, not the best resumes.” It makes sense. Companies want to know you can perform the functional duties of the job AND you’re someone they’d want to work with. Qualities such as integrity, collaboration, dependability, resilience and empathy are correlated with high-performing teams and are the building blocks […]

This is no time to be humble

Early on, my parents ingrained in me the importance of being humble. Don’t seek the limelight. Promote others’ value and contributions above your own. If you’ve done something worthy of recognition, accolades will eventually come. While those tenets of character have helped me build lasting relationships in and outside of the workplace, I came to […]