STEM Resume Breakdown, Part 2 of 6 – How to Craft a Branded Headline

Personal Branding and your Job Search The most successful job seekers (and my most successful clients) can clearly communicate who they are, what they’re good at, and how they add value. Essentially, these are the core messages you want to communicate anytime you apply for a job. When done right, you open doors to new … Continue Reading

STEM Resume Breakdown, Part 1 of 6 – How to Create an Attractive Resume Header

As a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) professional, writing your resume is more challenging due to the highly technical nature of your role. My inspiration for creating this series was to help alleviate the stress and overwhelm that comes with writing a resume while cutting through the bullshit and other conflicting resume writing advice … Continue Reading

Thinking of Hiring a Resume Writer? 18 Questions to Help You Choose the Right One!

Recently, I received a message from someone—let’s call her, Claire—who had her resume updated following a massive layoff at her most recent employer. Nearly nine months later, she’s still searching for her next job after seeing no results (interviews). Naturally, this scenario would discourage anyone. As we continued talking, she revealed the name of the … Continue Reading

5 Crucial Signals that Tell You It’s Time to Hire a Professional Resume Writer

How do you know if it’s time to make the leap and hire a professional resume writer? This is a question that I’m regularly asked by job seekers worldwide and across all career levels. While everyone’s professional situation and needs are different, I’ve found that the majority of people tend to struggle with at least … Continue Reading

5 Resume Tips to Galvanize Your Job Search as a New Grad

  For the majority of new graduates, landing that first full-time job can be an intimidating feat, even when the job market is strong. While education is your strongest asset, it’s important to show that you possess the capabilities to build upon your education and succeed in your chosen field. That’s where your resume comes … Continue Reading

Part 2: How to Leverage Vulnerability in Your STEM Job Search

For most of my life, I equated vulnerability to a sign of weakness. As adults, we also tend to associate vulnerability with pain. In particular, western society conditions us to put up boundaries, especially in the business world, because it is often associated with weakness, untrustworthiness, or unreliability. The good news is that this view … Continue Reading