Why I've Been Quiet (& Free E-book)

If you're a regular visitor to my website or stop by to read my blog, you've probably noticed that I've been quiet as of late. I've been busy.

Since April 15, I have been serving as a consultant to Microsoft Office Live's "My Resume Talks Campaign," a national campaign over Facebook which ends this week. Recently, Microsoft released my free eBook, "Has Your Resume Graduated from College? Five Strategies for Finding a Job in Today's Economy" on the campaign website. You can have your own copy here.

While I work with job seekers of all levels, the eBook was designed especially for the recent college graduate.

Could someone mistake your resume for a laundry list? If yes, find out how to fix it.

Check it out, and tell me if you find my tips for resume writing to be helpful, or if you have additional strategies to share that I may have missed?

As always, thanks for reading.>

To Your Success,


P.S. If you have time, do check out Kevin Connolly's resume in a blender routine on the MyResumeTalks.com campaign site on Facebook. The campaign ends Friday, June 5.


Emmy Winner's Advice: How to Be an Expert

Recently, I had the good fortune to meet Rob Blatt of Blattcave Productions. Rob is an audio engineer extraordinaire. He shares three Emmys, an Academy Award, and a Peabody Award with former colleagues. Rob_blattI asked Rob to share advice for job seekers who want to establish themselves as an expert. Given his background, it's not surprising that his first piece of advice is:

1. Start a Podcast that Shows Your Interest and Expertise

Talk about topics you know and have a passion for discussing about it. "When you share your knowledge and passion, your voice will give away your enthusiasm. That's an audience draw."

2. Don't Just Talk About It, Write About It

"Any proper podcast needs to be associated with a blog," Rob explains. "Between episodes of your podcast, you should share content related to your show...and advertise your podcast on your blog."

3. Don't Just Talk About Your Ideas: Share

Rob is a big believer in promoting other people; he says being magnanimous has side benefits.

Sharing ideas of others allows you to show that you are comfortable with your area of expertise.

It shows that you are an expert and know how to cultivate knowledge sharing and that you are not afraid to show that other people have knowledge as well. You need to build trust with your audience.

A special shout-out to Rob for sharing his expertise with us. If you'd like to learn how to sound better or are interested in learning more about Rob's work, visit his website.


Shift Happens

I saw the initial draft version of this video at the annual meeting of the Career Management Alliance, and found it capitvating and thought provoking.

I am particularly fascinated by the trends on education and employer needs to fill positions that did not exist ten years ago. What speaks to you?

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