- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Sun, Apr 28, 2013 2:44 PM EDT | Comments
Add experience to resume
So, you've spent the last couple of years at your gig honing your skills and getting great experience, and you've decided it's time to move on and look for something new.
But wait: What should you do with your resume now that you've got tons more knowledge and experience under your belt-but the same jam-packed 8.5x11" sheet of paper to work with?
Hint: The answer is not to add another page (in fact, most hiring managers I know would automatically disqualify you for doing so!). You'll want to employ the opposite strategy: If you're dusting off your resume for the first time in a while, you should reconsider what you include, and remove some things that don't make the cut. Here are a few strategies for trimming what you don't need so you can make room for the new.
Rule #1: Tell a Story
Your resume is a narrative, and it should tell a purposeful story. The chronology, headers, and action words on your resume don't matter nearly as much as your overall personal narrative does. No one care...Read More »
- Secrets To Your Success | Author Blog Posts | Fri, May 10, 2013 12:11 PM EDT | Comments
"You almost don't recognize her when she comes up to the front to check out. Not only does she look different, but there's like a pep in her step," says hairstylist and Drybar founder Alli Webb. She says a woman can be instantly transformed just by visiting the salon, so in 2010 she founded Drybar, a place where women can get blowouts, feel pampered, and leave more confident.
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Alli, who has naturally curly hair, says she constantly begged her mom to blow dry her hair when she was a child. Even in high school, she would blow dry her hair the night before, thinking that if she slept on it, the frizz would go away. "It never looked that great," she says.
Alli started her career in fashion, but soon realized she needed to follow her dream of becoming a hairstylist. She started working in salons, but left that behind to become a stay-at-home mom. She says after about five years at home, she began feeling a little stir-crazy. She started a mo...Read More »
- Self Magazine | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:51 PM EDT | Comments
Looking for a career upgrade? Follow these tips for a foot in the door.
by Lauren Sherman
"The hiring manager already knows that your objective is to get a job, so don't waste space stating the obvious," says Rosetta Thurman, president, Thurman Consulting, a leadership training firm. Instead, lead with a summary of qualifications or "five specific things that you have achieved that are relevant to the results you would produce if hired," says Las Vegas-based career coach Alexia Vernon.
2. Forget "References Available Upon Request" That's because it's inferred, says Vernon.
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3. Focus on Accomplishments Note Duties
"The hiring manager wants to know what you actually did," says Thurman. Make sure you include specific benchmarks, such as surpassing sales goals, winning awards or recognition for specific projects. And use action words. For example, "switch your bullet points from 'was responsible for marketing and bu...Read More »
- The Jeff Probst Show | Secrets to Your Success | Mon, Apr 22, 2013 2:57 PM EDT | Comments
Ronda Rousey knows how to fight. She's the current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion - the first woman to hold that title - and in 2008, she became the first American woman to win a medal in Judo at the Olympic Games.
In this clip from "The Jeff Probst Show," Ronda tells Jeff how she got involved with the intense, brutal world of mixed martial arts, how she rose to prominence as one of the most successful and recognized women in the sport, and what makes her superstitious before a big fight.
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- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Apr 23, 2013 1:17 PM EDT | Comments
It's a well-known fact that women love shoes, and Dori and Ilissa Howard, sisters and founders of Milk & Honey Shoes, know no one would try to dispute it. They also know every woman has an idea for a pair of shoes she just can't find in stores, but Milk & Honey Shoes can make your shoe dreams come true. "If you want a crazy pair of green glitter shoes," says Dori, "well, then you should have them."
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Dori and Ilissa say they had a typical upbringing, and even though they had opposite personalities while growing up, they have always been close. Dori and Ilissa both headed off to college to pursue separate careers. Dori was a film studio executive and Ilissa worked in product development for the toy industry. Dori says her job at Paramount was "glamorous" and "exciting and thrilling," but she didn't see anyone over the age of 40. "That concerned me," she says. "I just couldn't see the future in it." Meanwhile, Ilissa loved working in th