3 Résumé Tips for Older Workers to Use in Maximizing Their Appeal to Employers

July 18, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Older Workers Issues and Trends

The unique challenges faced by older workers in finding employment have been well documented by researchers and employment specialists. Statistics have been consistent in showing that workers over 55 years of age take longer to find employment than their younger counterparts. A related factor of equal importance is the upsurge in people aged 65+ remaining […]


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Three Reasons to Let a Professional Create Your New Résumé

June 27, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Résumés

One of the first things most people do when jumping into the job search melee is to obtain a résumé and related career materials, such as cover letters and a LinkedIn profile. This might mean sitting down in front of a computer to create a new résumé yourself or having it done by a professional […]


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Cover All of Your Bases before Diving into an Executive-level Job Search

February 22, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Executive Career Development

Planning and executing a winning job search campaign for executive-level positions can be a high stakes endeavor. The competition is usually fierce and mistakes or miscalculations can severely compromise your efforts. Although things can certainly happen outside of your control, proper planning and preparation can minimize the negative impact of issues you can control. Here […]


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3 Ways to Reduce the Emotional Impact of an Extensive Job Search Campaign

February 14, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Frame of Mind

There is considerable material out on the web that provides people with guidance and recommendations on effective job search strategies; resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile creation; and interviewing skills. However, the toll a job search campaign can take on someone, especially a long and drawn out campaign, is not nearly as well covered. Stress, […]


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Will a Bells and Whistles Resume Format Get You Interviews and a Great Job?

February 8, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Frame of Mind

There is considerable debate within the career, job search, and resume creation sectors regarding the benefits of having a resume that maximizes visual appeal or keeping the resume format simple and more traditional and business-like. From my standpoint, the answer is “it depends.” Before I start, there is nothing that will replace compelling and priority […]


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Set Yourself Apart from the Competition with an Accomplishment-driven Résumé

January 3, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Strategies

Ready, Set, Go! The 2017 job search season is upon us. January through April is viewed by many to be the most active time of year for employers to hire. However, it is also the most active time for job seekers to be searching for new employment opportunities. What this boils down to is there […]


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Three Things to Do and Three to Avoid in Creating a Dynamic Cover letter

December 14, 2016 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Frame of Mind

Job seekers often minimize their focus on or even ignore the creation of cover letters to accompany résumés and other materials when applying for jobs. It can seem like a waste of time to provide cover letters, but it is often time well spent if they are crafted carefully and creatively. Here are three things […]


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Kick Start a Winning Résumé with a Dynamic Opening Summary Section

December 7, 2016 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Strategies

Résumés continued to be a critical tool for any job search campaign. It is true that many career professionals have declared résumés as dead due to other self-marketing approaches, such as personal webpages and social media profiles using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and even YouTube. However, employers continued to expect and use résumés in determining applicants’ […]


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