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MODERNIZE YOUR RESUME WRITING CONTEST

March 01, 2017 Wendy Enelow

We are proud to announce the Modernize Your Resume Contest, created to showcase the very best work of professional resume writers worldwide. We want to see how you’ve incorporated modern principles into the resumes that you create. In our book, Modernize Your Resume: Get Noticed … Get Hired, we shared 18 key principles for how to modernize resume writing, format, and design. To be considered for the contest, you must incorporate as many of these principles as appropriate for the particular resume that you’re submitting.  For a listing of all 18 resume principles, see below. There will be only 1 winner...


Modernize Your Job Search Letters: 4 Important Trends

February 21, 2017 Louise Kursmark

To get your letter-writing efforts off to a great start, I have culled these trends from MODERNIZE YOUR JOB SEARCH LETTERS: Get Noticed ... Get Hired. TREND 1: Cover Letters Become Shorter (But No Less Important) Recently I reviewed a cover letter that was a full page-and-a-half of densely written text. The information was great! But, realistically, very few people will take the time to read it. Remember—potential employers don’t yet care about you. At this first stage of the process, they’re searching for reasons to put you in the “yes,” “no,” or “maybe” pile. Don’t turn them off with...


Modernize Your Resume! Tips for the 21st Century

February 21, 2017 Louise Kursmark

When Wendy Enelow and I sat down to write our latest resume book (MODERNIZE YOUR RESUME: Get Noticed ... Get Hired), we identified 6 specific hallmarks of a modern resume. Those hallmarks seemed pretty obvious to us—but then, we spend just about all of our working lives writing, editing, reviewing, and thinking about resumes! If you'd like to keep up with the times, ask yourself if your resume meets these 6 standards. The modern resume is: Clear and concise, written and designed to appeal to today's readers. How we read today is fundamentally different from the way we read a decade or...


Welcome to Emerald Career Publishing!

October 14, 2015 Louise Kursmark

Thanks for visiting! If you're looking for expert resources to help you manage and advance your career, you've come to the right place. We've written resume and career books for more than 20 years ... we know what works and we know how to explain and demonstrate so that you'll understand it too. But we recognize that not everyone enjoys or excels at resume writing and job search! If you'd like to connect with a professional resume writer or career coach to help you with the strategies, tools, and action plans you'll need for a successful job transition, we'd be delighted to hear...