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Is the Economy still growing...

Alfred Mariani, November 7 2022

The 3rd quarter economic report is in, and the economy grew at a healthy 2.6%. This means that many recession fears have not materialized. Given this growth, companies are still in a hiring mode. Economists believe that the main catalyst for growth are employers coming out of the pandemic and pursuing growth initiatives. This is a good time to...

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What is the key to getting my resume noticed along with a good number of job interviews?

Alfred Mariani, October 17 2022

I have been in this field for 30 years and I am still amazed at the number of weak resumes I see. Over 90% of our clients create resumes that look like a job description vs a marketing piece.  This doesn't surprise me since job seekers don't specialize in resume writing. A resume has to be a marketing piece where ordinary language is converted...

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What is the real cost of inflation?

Christopher Mariani, October 10 2022

Annual inflation is now running at a rate of approximately 9%. Average annual pay increases are approximately 5%. However, after taxes the net on pay increases is approximately 3.5%. Therefore, disposable income drops by 5.5% a year. Consider this impact over 5 years where disposable income drops by 27.5%. This is devastating to any household incom...

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You need a career partner, not just a resume writer:

Christopher Mariani, October 6 2022

The last thing you need is someone who will provide a typing job and dot your I's and cross your T's. There is so much more that goes into resume writing. At Resumes Etc ,we are staffed with MBA's, former Fortune 500 executives, former MBA professors and authors. We look at the job market, research occupations with growth, look at industries with g...

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Defining the ideal career coach:

Christopher Mariani, September 27 2022

Being a career coach is an enormous responsibility. A person's career is always ranked in the top 3 of the most important things in a person's life. Given this fact, a career coach can't be someone who completed a 5 day certification course and now wants to give advice without a solid foundation of experience and knowledge. Alfred (Fred) Mariani, P...

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What are your best talents?

Christopher Mariani, September 19 2022

In my 30 years in this field I have met many wonderful customers who just don't believe in themselves. They either work somewhere that has a negative workplace culture, or for horrible supervisors who constantly criticize them. After a while, they start to doubt themselves. I have always believed that there is a very special talent in each of us. U...

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The 10 steps to landing your dream job:

Alfred Mariani, September 8 2022

1) Get your resume written by a true professional with impressive credentials. 2) Align your resume with an occupation and industry that is experiencing growth vs decline. 3) Make sure the resume is keyworded to get past ATS tracking systems. 4) Have a powerful cover letter and LinkedIn profile. 5) Use language on your resume that indicates that yo...

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We are your best source of motivation:

Alfred Mariani, September 1 2022

In my 30 years in this field, I have met so many wonderful customers who don't believe in themselves. They work in negative cultures, or for horrible supervisors who constantly criticize them. After a while, they start having self-doubt. I have always believed that there is a very special talent in each of us. Unfortunately, many never discover it,...

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The great outplacement myth:

Alfred Mariani, August 29 2022

I am often amazed at what employers will pay for outplacement services, often as high as $5,000 per employee. It's as if they believe they're getting screwed unless they pay through the nose. I have a bulletin for these employers, "ridiculously high outplacement fees do not equal quality".  At Resumes Etc, we charge a fraction of what others charge...

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How do you survive a recession?

Christopher Mariani, August 25 2022

The last thing anyone needs during a period of hyper-inflation is a job loss. So how do you protect yourself? The first thing is to ensure that you are in a "value added" vs non value added role. These are roles that contribute to either cost efficiencies, revenue growth or customer retention. Also, try to move from a recession sensitive position a...

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