Through no fault of your own, you find yourself suddenly out of a job. Now what?

The first question to answer is: Is his unemployment temporary — or permanent? If you’re out of work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, your employer may have furloughed you temporarily. If that’s the case, your efforts will be focused on getting through this temporary period of unemployment.

If, however, your employer has permanently closed, or if you’re looking to change jobs or change careers, you’ll have different actions to focus on.

Your First Step: Secure Your Finances

Regardless of whether the unemployment is temporary…

2019 Blog Articles on the Topics of: Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles & Job Search

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3 HUGE LinkedIn Approaches to Implement Today

LinkedIn certainly comes with many winding, twisting and turning roads. Let’s just tackle a few of the strategies of the platform — one at a time. Here are three must-haves you can get started on today!

LinkedIn Industry List

An important part of your LinkedIn profile is industry selection. You may find the list to be incomplete. While you may not find a perfect match, do your best to select the industry most like yours.

How to Show Dual Professions on One LinkedIn Profile

Having just one job/career identity on LinkedIn is easy to convey. But when someone has…

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Don’t suspend your job search during the holidays

DEAR READERS: The holiday season is here, which means taking a break from your job search is a good idea since nobody is paying attention between now and mid-January, right? Employment/career search experts say that isn’t necessarily the case!

“I’ve been writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles for 7-plus years now, and my family knows very well the holidays are not a time I can just stop working,” says career search expert Carla Deter, owner of Executive Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writing Service in Washington, D.C. …

Video: Lights, Camera, Action, Promote

You plan to produce many videos in the coming New Year. Great! A few ideas to get started:

· Short interviews with top industry professionals

· Welcome messages when prospects first visit your company website

· A tip of the day or week

· A motivational thought

· Quick snippets of online sales tips

· Marketing an upcoming workshop, webinar or book.

Now, what do you do with them? Post to your social media platforms. Yes, but there is so much more you can do.

I’ve created a short list of other ways to promote your video. Oh yes, social media is a great way to ‘get the word out’ but did you…

Please do not stop your job search just because it is the holidays.

I’ve been writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles for 7+ years now and my family knows very well #holidays is not taking off time — at all. Historically, many clients are reaching out right now-gearing up and getting prepared ‘before the holidays’ to continue their job search.

Here’s why you don’t want to stop your job search during the hustle and bustle of the holidays:

  1. Other job seekers may slow down. Get noticed while others sleep! LESS Competition!
  2. Many receptionists or administrative assistants may be away. YOU have more of a chance the decision maker will answer his/her own phone! MAKE that call and see what happens!
  3. Employers may call you knowing your availability is more open. …

Every month we personally review a large number of resumes so we are able to provide insight into how one resume compares to another job seeker and what recruiters are seeking. One thing is for sure is the mechanics of a resume can either make you or break you. We want to help! How can we help? Above are the most commonly seen errors on a resume and how to fix the errors before you send your resume out to the WWW.

Extra: Read our latest post & see the infographic that tells you the 5 Key Areas of a Resume — Get ready for 2020 [Click Here]

I appreciate the time you took out of your day to read this! You can find more articles…

I know, I know, preparing and searching for a new job is a grueling task.

I hear the pain clients have every day.

“Where do I start?”

“How do I prepare?”

(Part 1) The Jobseeker’s Guide to Employment Applications

  • A résumé is not a substitute for an employment application. If you are asked to fill out an application, don’t just write, “See résumé.”
  • Remember that a job application is a legal document. Unlike a résumé, you may be required to sign an employment application, confirming all the information you supplied is accurate.
  • Be prepared for how to address unlawful questions on a job application. Possible choices are: Leaving…

No doubt, preparing and searching for a new job is a grueling task.

Clients share the pain of the process with me every day.

“Where do I start?”

“It’s been so long since I’ve interviewed….How do I prepare?”

“What do I wear? What should I absolutely not wear?”

The list goes on…

What to Wear (and What Not to Wear) to a Job Interview

  • Carefully consider what you wear to a job interview. People will judge you by the clothes you choose.
  • Dress appropriately for the interview — don’t overdress or underdress or it might signal to a prospective employer that you don’t understand the company culture.
  • Research the company before your…

Carla Deter

LinkedIn Profile Writer. Resume Writer. Bio. Job Search Materials / Increase Sales Leads / Get Noticed By Hiring Managers & Recruiters

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