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January 18, 2021

How to Find a Good Resume Writer

A good resume writer is hard to find. Recently I took my annual deep-dive into the world of my resume writer and resume services competition on the interwebs, and my…
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December 22, 2020

Career Advice for Professional Women

Earlier this year, I got a new job. I always put my money where my mouth is when it comes to applying and interviewing for jobs so that I can…
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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 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 has…
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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…
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January 21, 2020

Use Positive Reinforcement to Promote Change on Your Team

Every employee wants to be acknowledged and rewarded for doing good work. Millennials get a bad rap for being in the “everyone gets a trophy” generation, but what’s wrong with…
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…
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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 new…
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May 5, 2019

How to Speak Up At Work When You’re a New Employee

A client recently emailed me to ask, "How do I find the confidence to speak up at work when I'm a new employee? I've gotten praise a couple of times…
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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. Below are our correspondence and the critique she received. Email From My Client Good Day Stefanie,…
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March 24, 2019

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

Are you a job hopper? If so, don’t worry. You’re not doomed in your career, but there are some changes that you probably need to make. With tens (sometimes hundreds)…
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February 17, 2019

Introducing Job Search Bootcamp

I’m 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 Job…
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January 21, 2019

3 Cover Letter Mistakes to Stop Making

Cover letter mistakes happen all the time because writing a cover letter is one of the most anxiety-inducing parts of the job application process. And with good reason. What do…
2018 Lessons Learned | Resume RevivalistCareer
December 27, 2018

2018 Lessons Learned Listicle

For this, the last week in 2018, I give you the gift of a lessons learned listicle. This inaugural listicle (say it out loud, it’s fun!) focuses on the top…
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. You're right. But believe it or not, there are plenty of…
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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

The emotional ebbs and flows at work can make it difficult to figure out when it’s time to leave a job. We’ve all had those moments at work where we…
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March 27, 2018

Here’s My Story About Interviewing While Pregnant

If you thought that job interviewing was scary, try interviewing while pregnant. I firmly believe that you shouldn’t stay in a job that you don’t enjoy. That’s true when you’re…
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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…
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March 7, 2018

Nail the Interview with These 6 Prep Steps

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 tundra to the sunshine to…
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February 19, 2018

Use These 10 Guidelines to Format Your Resume Correctly

Our culture is obsessed with good design, so making sure you format your resume correctly is essential to get noticed. Think about it. We love to buy and share products…
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February 12, 2018

How to Sell Yourself on a Resume

With stiff competition for each job opening, how do you sell yourself on a resume to stand out in the crowd? According to Glassdoor, "On average, each corporate job opening…
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February 4, 2018

Persuade Recruiters to Interview You with a One-Page Resume

I only write one-page resumes, and you should too. The first decision a recruiter makes about you is whether they want to read your resume or reject it. With so…
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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. There I sat in my office chair. 6 months pregnant. Swollen. Sweaty. Motivated. Find a problem to solve I…
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December 23, 2017

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Job

There is a ton of advice out there about how to write a cover letter for a job. And most of it, if not all, is garbage. One of the…
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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…
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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…
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September 28, 2017

How I Got Two Second 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…
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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…