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Your resume determines how your interview goes ...

Chris Mariani, October 5 2021

Believe it or not, the content of your resume frames the interview questions. Let's say you're a teacher and your resume states that you develop lesson plans. You are just stating the obvious. But what if it says " develop innovative lessons to stimulate creativity and critical thinking?" This statement will prompt questions about your creativity...

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Why executives and senior managers work with Resumes Etc ...

Chris Mariani, September 29 2021

How can a resume writer possibly prepare a resume for an executive unless they have been in a similar role? Our executive writer is Alfred ( Fred ) Mariani, MBA. He has over 20 years as a fortune 500 executive, 12 years as a MBA professor, author of 6 books, widely published articles, coach and consultant to CEO's and COO's, a former advisor to t...

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How can your resume get you a higher salary...

Chris Mariani, September 28 2021

How you look on paper often communicates potential value to an employer. If your resume reads like a list of tasks or a job description, there is no value associated with your background. On the other hand, a resume that  consists of bullet points that demonstrate the skills that make you unique, results driven  and high energy, an employer will pe...

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The great migration to southern states... how Resumes Etc. is helping.

Chris Mariani, September 23 2021

More and more of our clients are leaving the Northeast and Midwest in record numbers. We are seeing the highest relocation rate in our 30 years in business. Given this reality, we have an entire team dedicated to relocation strategies with job search strategies to find our clients employment before they make their physical  move. It's a step by s...

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Let's get you that ideal remote job

Chris Mariani, September 21 2021

Many professionals are reluctant to jump back into the workforce for 2 reasons, and both are related to COVID. The first group fears that employers will mandate vaccination as a condition of employment. These individuals are reluctant to be vaccinated out of fear of long term health consequences. Group 2 is seeing a rapid rise in COVID cases, par...

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How to pick a resume service...

Alfred Mariani, September 15 2021

There are so many 1-800 services that are based overseas with little or no real credentials. Don't be fooled by resume writing certification that can be acquired in a few days by taking a class. You want to focus on several key factors. 1) Does the writer have an advanced degree, preferably a MBA? 2) Does the writer have fortune 500 executive exp...

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How will the new COVID variant affect the job market...

Alfred Mariani, September 14 2021

First, unemployed professionals are reluctant to jump back into the workforce out of fear that a return to any workspace will expose them to the new virus. Second, employers are uncertain whether to mandate vaccinations as a condition of employment. It would put job seekers at ease, but discourage those who are reluctant to be vaccinated. What th...

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Why do our clients get so many job interviews...

Alfred Mariani, September 10 2021

I have looked at resumes for 30 years and 99% of them look like job descriptions and a list of tasks. I always put myself in the position of the hiring manager. He/she wants to know what value you can bring to their organization. They want to know if they should invest the time and effort in meeting with you. A resume has to tell a compelling sto...

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How do I get my resume past keyword scanners ...

Chris Mariani, September 3 2021

You have to work with an expert like Resumes Etc. The keywords will vary based upon many factors like occupation, industry, salary range, position level, company culture etc etc. It is virtually  impossible for someone who does not work in this field to come up with the right keywords. This is why you should not do your own resume, or have a frie...

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How to get your resume to the top of the pile ...

Chris Mariani, September 2 2021

Let's begin by stating what not to do. Do not do our own resume or ask a friend or relative to do it. This is a highly competitive  job market where very specific skills are needed to get your resume noticed. At resumes Etc, we take multiple steps to get your resume noticed. First, we keyword it to get past ATS tracking systems. Second, we use la...

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