September 2, 2020

How to Correctly Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” (With Sample)

Almost every single job interview starts with the same question. “Can you tell me about yourself?” It's a question that many people have trouble answering because it is open-ended and…
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July 27, 2020

In a World of Generalists, Be a Specialist

My sister Sam got a Cricut last year.  If you’re not familiar with what that is, it’s a crafting device that allows you to design and custom print. Anyone who…
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July 14, 2020

Guest Post: No, I Don’t Want to Work From Home

This is a guest post by Jenny Lewis. Jenny is an Executive Assistant to the CEO of a shipping company based in Jacksonville, Florida. And, she’s awesome. Jenny does not…
20 reasons why you didn't get the job | Resume RevivalistInterviewing
May 26, 2020

20 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

There are lots of things we tell ourselves about the reason why we didn’t get a job. Most of these reasons we make up in our heads because most of…
When you can (and when you cannot) change careers | resume revivalistJob Search
June 1, 2019

When You Can Make a Career Change (And When You Cannot)

At some point in your career you're probably going to contemplate a career change. The way a linear career looks on paper is that you choose something you're good at…
I've lost my job, now what?Job Search
May 8, 2019

I’ve Lost My Job, Now What?

It happened. The worst case scenario. The thing you never thought would happen did. You've lost your job. You’re on the wrong side of the merge. The business acquired a…
how to speak up at work | resume revivalistConfidence
May 5, 2019

How to Speak Up At Work When You’re a New Employee If you're a new employee, this video is for you! Full transcript below. Hi everyone. First Timer on YouTube here. The client question that I had come in this…
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March 31, 2019

My Client Got a Free Critique From TopResume, Here’s What Happened

Last month a client emailed me about a free critique she received from TopResume as part of the submission process for a job opening. Below is our correspondence and the…
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March 24, 2019

Signs That You’re a Job Hopper (And What To Do About It)

With tens (sometimes hundreds) of candidates applying for a single job opening, hiring managers must have selection criteria for who gets a job interview. There are lots of ways to…
Job Search Bootcamp | Resume RevivalistJob Search
February 17, 2019

Introducing Job Search Bootcamp

I'm really excited to introduce Job Search Bootcamp! My new program that developed just for you—my favorite job seekers and ladder climbers. Here's how it came to be. What is…
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January 21, 2019

3 Cover Letter Mistakes to Stop Making (Free Template)

Without a doubt, writing a cover letter seems to be the most anxiety-inducing part of the application process for most people. And with good reason. What do you say? Who…
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January 5, 2019

Why I Started Resume Revivalist

When I started my career, I wrote one resume, and I used it to apply for one job. Right away I got an interview, and then quickly after that, I…
2018 Lessons Learned | Resume RevivalistConfidence
December 27, 2018

2018 Lessons Learned Listicle

For this, the last week in 2018, I give you the gift of a listicle. This inaugural listicle (say it out loud, it's fun!) focuses on the top 10 lessons…
5 Tips for Choosing Great Job References | resume revivalistJob Search
November 10, 2018

5 Tips For Choosing Great Job References

You might think that having to provide job references when you apply for a job is a dated practice, but believe it or not, there are plenty of good companies…
a love letter to recruiters | resume revivalistInterviewing
October 15, 2018

A Love Letter To Recruiters: Please Don’t Call Me

Dear Recruiters, Enough is enough. I did everything right. I wrote the perfect resume. I submitted a well-written cover letter with my resume, and I even made sure to fill…
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June 6, 2018

Relieve Your Job Search Depression By Taking These Steps

Job search depression is real, but it's not permanent. I’ve often wondered why good people stay in bad jobs. After working with clients whose experiences span a variety of work…
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April 22, 2018

How to Know When It’s Time to Leave a Job

We've all had those moments at work where we think, "I love my job!" And we've also had those moments at work where we think, "I can't do this for…
Here's my story about job interviewing while pregnant | Resume RevivalistInterviewing
March 27, 2018

Here’s My Story About Interviewing While Pregnant

If you thought that job interviewing was scary, try job interviewing while pregnant. I firmly believe that you shouldn't stay in a job that you don't enjoy. That’s true when…
How to Interview Well: A Tale of Two Candidates - Resume RevivalistInterviewing
March 13, 2018

How to Interview Well: A Tale of Two Candidates

Learning how to interview well is an art. Every single interview is different, so no one can say, “Do these things and you’ll get the job.” But there are ways…
6 Prep Steps to Nail the Interview - Resume RevivalistInterviewing
March 7, 2018

6 prep steps to nail the interview

Congratulations! Your resume has been moved on to the next step in the hiring process. Now it's time to prepare properly so that you can nail the interview. There are…
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February 25, 2018

Make friends at work by improving your likability

My 77-year-old grandma just spent a week at my house. Every year since we left Ohio, she makes an annual (sometimes bi-annual) pilgrimage from the frozen tundra to the sunshine…
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February 19, 2018

Use these 10 guidelines to format your resume correctly

We’re a culture that is obsessed with good design. We love to buy and share products that make us feel excited just because of the way they look or the…
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February 12, 2018

The one question your resume should answer

The job market is a seller’s market, which means that hiring managers have the advantage when it comes to choosing the best person to interview and hire for a position.…
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February 4, 2018

Persuade recruiters to interview you with a one page resume

The first decision a recruiter makes about you is whether they want to read your resume or throw it in the trash. With so many people applying for the same…
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December 30, 2017

How to get a promotion at work

This is a true story about how to get a promotion. Here goes. There I sat in my office chair. 6 months pregnant. Swollen. Sweaty. Motivated. I knew this was…
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December 23, 2017

What your cover letter should look like (free template)

One of the best ways to stand out in your job application is to write a killer cover letter. It's true that not all hiring managers read cover letters, but…
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December 8, 2017

Why you shouldn’t go to grad school

Two years into my first “real” job, I remember asking one of my coworkers who had her MBA, “Is it worth it for me to go to grad school?” She…
Hire a Resume Writer | Resume RevivalistResume
November 26, 2017

Why you should hire a resume writer

I'll cut to the chase. If you're a job seeker, you need to hire a resume writer. Here's why. Have you ever seen Renovation Realities on the DIY Network? You…
Love letter to work friends | Resume RevivalistWork
October 2, 2017

A love letter to work friends

Hey girl! The other day you liked one of my Facebook posts and it got me thinking about you. It's been so long since we've seen each other! How have…
How I Got Two Second Job Interviews and a Job Offer in One WeekJob Search
September 28, 2017

How I got two second job interviews and a job offer in one week

Editor's note: Before Resume Revivalist, there was The Spicy Meatball—a blog about relationships, career, money, and health. Even though I don't write for that blog anymore, I thought it would…
Resume Revivalist - Getting a job is like getting a mateJob Search
September 20, 2017

How Getting a Job is Like Getting a Mate

When I was 24, I was single and lonely. To other people, I probably looked like I had it together. I lived with my best friend, and I had a…