4 Reasons Not to Lie on Your Resume…Period!

We’ve all been tempted to stretch the truth on our resumes at one point or another. Maybe you exaggerate your responsibilities a bit, or fudge the dates of your last few positions. After all, everyone does it, right? Wrong. Lying on your resume is a huge no-no, and can come back to bite you in more ways than one. Here are four reasons why you should always tell the truth – unless, of course, you’re really good at lying.

1. You Could Get Caught
In today’s digital world, it’s easier than ever for employers to verify the information on your resume. A simple Google search can turn up old news articles, LinkedIn profiles, and social media posts that conflict with the information you’ve provided. And if your lies are uncovered, it will reflect poorly on both you and your ability to perform the duties of the position you’re applying for.

2. It Creates an Inaccurate Picture of Your Skills and Experience
Let’s say you land an interview based on a lie you told on your resume – congrats! Now comes the hard part: actually having to do the job. If you don’t have the skills or experience necessary to perform well in the role, chances are you won’t be employed for long. Inaccurately representing yourself on your resume ultimately creates a false sense of expectations – not just for you, but for your employer as well.

3. It ruins your chance for a positive reference later down the line
Asking your previous employers to act as references is common practice during many job searches. But what happens when they tell potential future employers that you lied on your resume? Not only will this damage your reputation, but it will also make it harder to get hired in the future. Once a lie is out there, it can be difficult – if not impossible – to take back.

4. It says a lot about your character
Lying is considered a major character flaw by many hiring managers – and rightfully so. If you can’t be trusted to tell the truth on your resume, what else are you capable of lying about? Your integrity is one of the most important qualities an employer looks for in candidates, so it’s important to protect it at all cost. After all, once it’s gone, it may be gone for good.

So there you have it – four compelling reasons not to lie on your resume (unless you’re really good at it). The next time you’re tempted to fudge the facts a bit, remember that honesty really is the best policy… even if it doesn’t always get you the results you want in the short-term..”

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Applying for Jobs but Getting No Responses?

Are you tired of applying for jobs only to get no response from the employers where you have applied? It has all happened to us at some point in our career journey, so you are not alone. A lot of people don’t get responses when they apply for jobs, and it can be really frustrating. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to improve your job application and increase your chances of getting a response. We’ll also provide some information on what employers are looking for in candidates. Keep reading to learn more!

You’ve been applying to jobs left and right but you’re not hearing back from any of them. You start to wonder if maybe you’re doing something wrong. Don’t worry, you’re probably not the only one. In fact, most job seekers go through this at some point. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of getting a response from employers.

First, make sure your resume is flawless and structured for easy scanning. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people submit resumes with typos or grammar errors. Once your resume is polished and ready to go, take the time to customize each application to the specific job you’re applying for. Generic applications are less likely to catch an employer’s attention. Finally, follow up after you submit your application. A quick email or call can show potential employers that you’re really interested in the position and willing to put in the extra effort. With a little perseverance, you’ll definitely start hearing back from employers in no time.

You might be wondering what you’re doing wrong. The answer is simple: you’re not using the right keywords in your resume. Keywords are the words that hiring managers are looking for when they’re reviewing resumes. By including them in your resume, you can make sure that you stand out from the rest of the applicants. So what are some of the most important keywords to include? Start with your job title. If you’re applying for a specific position, make sure that you include the job title in your resume. You can also include keywords that describe your skills and experience. For example, if you’re a web developer, you might include keywords like “HTML,” “CSS,” and “JavaScript.” By including these keywords, you can make sure that your resume gets noticed by the right people.

What you should do is make sure you have the right experience for the job you want. If you want to be a teacher, having experience working with kids is key. If you want to be a cashier, having experience handling money is a must. And if you want to be president, well… good luck with that one. But seriously, if you don’t have the right experience, employers will likely pass you over for someone who does. So before you start applying for jobs, take a look at your experience and make sure it lines up with what you’re applying for. It could be the difference between getting your dream job and getting no response at all.

It can be discouraging to apply for jobs and not receive any response. Sometimes it feels like our resume just got lost in the shuffle or that we’re not qualified. The truth is, there are many factors at play when it comes to why you might not be getting a response from potential employers. However, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of being noticed. We’ve outlined a few tips below that should help get your resume seen by the right people and improve your chances of landing an interview. If you need additional help, connect with me here. I would be happy to assist you further!

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Start Looking for Another Job If….

If these situations start happening at your job…then it’s time to look for another career opportunity

Situations like…
1. Teaching other people (new or old) in your department your primary and secondary duties of the job

2. Your workload has decreased significantly

3. The timeline for established assignments has decreased

4. Request for documented daily activities in 15/30/60 minute increments to be sent to your manager over a specified period of time.

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How to Get a Job While You Still Have One – 3 Strategies To Use Discreetly

So, you’re thinking about quitting your job. I get it – it’s hard to be passionate about your work when you spend most of your day feeling drained and uninspired. But before you make any rash decisions, there are a few things you should consider. Quitting your job without having another one lined up can be risky, especially in today’s economy. Here are a few tips on how to get a job while still keeping the one you have.

So, you’re thinking about quitting your job. I get it – it’s hard to be passionate about your work when you spend most of your day feeling drained and uninspired. But before you make any rash decisions, there are a few things you should consider. Quitting your job without having another one lined up can be risky, especially in today’s economy. Here are a few tips on how to get a job while still keeping the one you have.So, you’re thinking about quitting your job. I get it – it’s hard to be passionate about your work when you spend most of your day feeling drained and uninspired. But before you make any rash decisions, there are a few things you should consider. Quitting your job without having another one lined up can be risky, especially in today’s economy. Here are a few tips on how to get a job while still keeping the one you have.

So, you’re unhappy with your current job and you’re ready to move on. But finding a new job can be a full-time job in itself, and you can’t exactly quit your old job before you have a new one lined up. So how can you find the time to job hunt while still holding down your current gig?

Here are a few tips:

1. Set aside some time each day to job hunt. Even if it’s just 30 minutes, this will help you make progress without feeling overwhelmed. Don’t let your boss catch you slacking off. If you’re spending too much time on your personal laptop during work hours, your boss is bound to notice. So try to do most of your job hunting during your lunch break or after work.

2. Save 1-3 Paid Time Off (PTO) or Vacation days to use for interviews. You never know how long an interview will last and it may impede on your work day significantly, so it is always best to be prepared with using your requested paid days off for interviews.

3. Keep your job search confidential and private. There’s no need to tell your manager(s), supervisor(s) co-workers that you’re looking for a new job. It could backfire quickly! Only notify your direct leader AFTER YOU HAVE SECURED A VIABLE OFFER THAT PAYS YOU MORE MONEY! Not only is it none of their business until the appropriate time. You must be strategic with how you maneuver this process. Unfortunately, you have some petty leaders (managers, supervisors or directors) who will terminate you just because they find out you are looking for other opportunities before you are ready to let the job go.

The job search process can be daunting, but it’s important to remember that you have options. While it may seem like your only choice is to quit your current job and start fresh, there are other ways to go about things. If you need additional help navigating the job search process or want someone to talk to who understands what you’re going through, connect with me here. I would be happy to offer my support and advice. Good luck in your job search!

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Work From Home Jobs Thursdays

Here are some work at home positions you can take advantage of now! I will be sharing work from home jobs (WAH/WFH) jobs on a weekly basis. I want you guys to win the job market, so this is just one way to provide help. Here are the specific positions listed below:

1. Part time Program Support Specialist

2. Administrative Assistant

3. Hypertension Peer Mentor $16-18 per hour

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Career ReVamp – 3.2 The Career Track

In a series we’ve explored what you want to do with your career and if you’re willing to change then ways you can start going about changing of the a career of your choice. In part 1 & 2, I talked about how to figure out your next career if you’re looking for a change. Part 3.1 talks about going the entrepreneurial route. Now, I’m talking about your possible career track in part 3.2.

The series talks about how you will use all of the information that you’ve written down in part 1 and 2 took yet your career tools such as your resume, cover letters, letter of recommendation and other pieces in your professional portfolio. If you are not sure what I’m talking about, then you can check out the resource for getting a portfolio completed by going here.

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Social Media can Make or Break Your Career Opportunities…Be Vigilant!

When it come to #socialmedia…. you’ve got to be careful what type of information you place on your profiles.

Take at look at all of your social media profiles right now and answer these questions:
1. Does your profile represent you positively or negatively?

2. What are you communicating about yourself in those profiles?

3. Will the info on your profile help or hurt your chances of landing the #careeropportunity of your choice?

How you answer those questions will determine how much adjustments is needed on your #socialmediaprofiles.

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Focus On What You Can Control

Can you control when a company puts out an ad for an open position? You can only control how you respond to the open position. In life & your career, there are some factors that are out of your control, so don’t concentrate on that. Focus on how you represent yourself in-person and on paper with your #careertools, to get the best possible results.

If you’re not sure if your career tools like your #resumes #coverletters or #lettersofrecommendation represent you well…check out my resource here to make sure tools are working for you in the #jobmarket.

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When Opportunity Meets Preparation…Great things happen!

In today’s #job market, being prepared is absolutely critical…if you want to be successful. Having your career tools in top notch condition should be no different.

What are your career tools? Your resumes, coverletters and letters of recommendation….just to name a few.

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Resume Must Haves: Summary of Qualifications

Happy New Year to all my listeners & viewers! Hope you enjoyed your holidays. Let’s get started on the right way in 2019 with your #careertools.

Your #resume is one of the most important career tool you have to help you take advantage of job opportunities, so make sure it’s ready.

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