- 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 »
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