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Phrases that make you look bad at work!

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 02/13/17

Phrases That Make You Look Bad at Work

 

Whether you are giving an important presentation or simply speaking with a co-worker about a project, communicating effectively is key. The art of workplace interaction is one of the hardest to master. A misplaced word or offhand comment can leave a bad impression that lasts for weeks or more… Following are some phrases you need to ditch, and those you should say instead…

 

1. “Do you think you could…”

Example:

You:  “Do you think you could have the presentation draft ready by Thursday?”

The ambiguousness of this statement means somebody could read Thursday as either a firm deadline, or a suggested timeline.  Don’t be afraid to ask “Can you please finish this by Thursday?”

 

2. “No big deal!”

Example:

Co-Worker:  “Can you put together a Quarterly report for me?”

You: Sure, no big deal!   

Helping out coworkers is a great idea, but when you eagerly agree to every request without hesitation, it looks as though you have more free time than you really do, which leads into a surefire way to get far too much work piled onto your plate.  It’s best to let the co-worker know you are willing to help (if you actually are), but with a reasonable timeline that factors into your other priorities.

 

3. “Sorry”

Example:

You:  “Sorry I’ve been asking so many questions.”

A great alternative is to say “Thank you for all of your help… it means a lot to me.” That way, you can express your gratitude for their assistance without the unnecessary self-deprecation.

 

4. “Like”  

Example:

You:  “We have, like, a lot of clients right now.”

A few “likes” is not an issue, however if you struggle to get through a short presentation without saying it a dozen times, then you might want to cut back. The best way is to be aware of how often you say it.  Eventually, you will be able to catch yourself before it even happens.

 

5. “I just threw this together.”

Example:

You:  “Let me walk you through this idea I just threw together.”

Some degree of humility is definitely a plus, however you don’t want to dismiss your efforts altogether. You have to be your own biggest advocate in vocalizing your own worth because there is no guarantee that anyone else will.

 

6. “Kind of”

Example:

You: “So it looks like revenue kind of decreased in the last quarter.”

Wishy-washy phrases don’t do you any favors. It sounds like you are hedging your bets, and at worst, it sounds like you don’t know what you’re talking about. When you’re sure of something, declare your opinion confidently by striking the “kind of” altogether.

 

7. “Actually”

Example:

Coworker: “Could you send me those images I asked for the other day?”

You: “Actually, I already sent them to you.”

The word “actually” can often come off as a bit snarky. You can convey the exact same information you want to without rubbing a mistake in someone’s face.  It is far more effective to say “Of course! I sent them to you yesterday, but let me know if you have trouble finding them.”

 

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Jobs that Pay $100k+

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 01/28/17

Jobs that Pay $100k+ at the Best Places to Work

If your New Year’s resolutions is to earn $100K or more and work for an amazing company, then you will want to check out the following six-figure jobs at companies that are also really great employers, according to employees. 

Following are 11 jobs with paychecks boasting six figures at some of the Best Places to Work in 2017

1. Product Manager, Adobe

Median Base Salary: $132,564

Best Places to Work Ranking: #9

Additional Perks: Performance bonus, Equity incentive plan, 401K plan, Stock options & more.

 

2. Global Supply Manager, Apple

Median Base Salary: $129,365

Best Places to Work Ranking: #36

Additional Perks: Employee discount, Retirement plan, Employee stock purchase plan, Paid time off, Charitable gift matching & more.

 

3. Marketing Manager, The Clorox Company

Median Base Salary: $142,286

Best Places to Work Ranking: #12

Additional Perks: Flexible spending account (FSA), 401K plan with matching, Employee discount & more.

 

4. Senior Analyst, Forrester

Median Base Salary: $133,034

Best Places to Work Ranking: #18

Additional Perks: Performance bonus, 401K plan, Retirement plan, Adoption assistance, Commuter checks & more.

 

5. Data Scientist, Facebook

Median Base Salary: $133,768

Best Places to Work Ranking: #2

Additional Perks: Fertility assistance, Adoption assistance, Performance bonus, Supplemental workers’ compensation, Employee assistance program, Free lunch & more.

 

6. Project Manager, Genentech

Median Base Salary: $112,204

Best Places to Work Ranking: #32

Additional Perks: Performance bonus, Charitable gift matching, Childcare, Retirement plan, Stock options & more.

 

7. Research Scientist, Google

Median Base Salary: $145,220

Best Places to Work Ranking: #4

Additional Perks: Free lunch, 401K plan with matching, Charitable gift matching, Performance bonus, Retirement plan, Paid parental leave, Employee discount & more.

 

8. Senior Interaction Designer, Intuit

Median Base Salary: $123,149

Best Places to Work Ranking: #20

Additional Perks: Equity incentive plan, Performance bonus, Stock options, Charitable gift matching, Parental leave, Childcare, Fertility assistance, Volunteer time off & more.

 

9. Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Median Base Salary: $175,470

Best Places to Work Ranking: #11

Additional Perks: Performance bonus, Retirement plan, Mental health care, Childcare, 401K plan & more.

 

10. Brand Manager, Nestlé Purina PetCare

Median Base Salary: $120,277

Best Places to Work Ranking: #13

Additional Perks: Stock options, Adoption assistance, Retirement plan, Pension plan, Employee discount, Mobile phone discount, Legal assistance, Performance bonus & more.

 

11. Program Manager, Texas Instruments

Median Base Salary: $115,570

Best Places to Work Ranking: #42

Additional Perks: Flexible spending account, Performance bonus, Stock options, 401K plan, Charitable gift matching, Retirement plan, Life insurance, Paid time off & more.

 

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Ways for Older Workers to Combat Age Discrimination in 2017

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 01/24/17

Ways for Older Workers to Combat Age Discrimination in 2017

 

Ageism and age discrimination are alive and well in our offices. Statistics show that older workers are often the first to be let go during a corporate downsizing.  Older workers tend to be more highly compensated, especially if they have been with an organization for a long period of time, meaning that organizations looking to trim the fat, so to speak, will eliminate long-term employees as a money saving strategy.

 

There are things you can do to combat age discrimination.  Following are five easy-action tips to get you started:

 

1.    Be aware of your rights…
Take time to read and familiarize yourself with the
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, a federal mandate that applies to all companies with 20 or more employees.  The ADEA protects individuals age 40 and older from age discrimination in every aspect of the employment relationship.  It may be wise to let your employer know that you are aware of your rights under the ADEA.

 

2.    Show that you are not slowing down…
It is crucial to give the impression that you are ready to hit the ground running and not simply winding down.  Employers want to know that they are selecting a vibrant candidate who plans several productive years in the workforce.

 

3.    Request feedback…
Request a performance review…You need to know if there are concerns about your performance so that you have the opportunity to address them.  Also, the review could serve as a barometer for whether discrimination is in play.

 

4.    Demonstrate your tech skills…
To succeed in today’s tech-oriented workplace, you have to have a solid knowledge of the technology that is used in your field.  Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technology in your field and industry.

 

5.    Be a lifelong learner…
Attend training and workshops offered at your office and beyond, and make sure your employer knows that you are willing to undertake training to retain and gain knowledge and skills.

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Secrets to getting Promoted!

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 01/19/17

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Secrets to getting Promoted….

 

What managers want to see prior to giving their employees a boost...

 

1.    Make your manager look good…
The smartest thing an employee can do in order to get that promotion is to make their manager successful.  Think about what they are expected to deliver this year… how do they want to be remembered in their role?  Supporting your manager will gain you a great deal of loyalty, which in turn will make you successful.

 

2.    Keep a file of your accomplishments…
Compile a summary of all your accomplishments and how they specifically contributed to the success of the organization.  Showing concrete data makes it very difficult for a manager to discredit your case in regards to being promoted.

 

3.    Don’t be afraid to ask for the job you want…
Ask for a meeting with your manager, make your intentions clear, and ask for opportunities to work on projects that will help you showcase your skills. Don’t be afraid to work on projects outside of your daily duties.

 

4.    Demonstrate a positive attitude…
A positive attitude raises your productivity, which in turn helps you become more innovative, creative, and all around nicer to be around. These skills demonstrate to your manager that you are ready to influence others and get more accomplished through your ability to work with other cross-functional departments and even difficult employees.

 

5.    Keep up-to-date on your industry…
This hunger for knowledge shows your manager that you are so focused on your work that you are spending time during your off-hours to be of more value to their organization.

 

6.    Sharpen your skills…
Show an eagerness to learn and improve your skills.  For instance, attend new training in the industry, go to an industry conference, earn a new certification or credential, or follow subject matter experts in your field that you can gain knowledge and wisdom from on a regular basis.

 

 

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New Year's Resolution... New Year... New Job!

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 12/25/16

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Do's and Don'ts for #Military-to-Civilian #Transition #Resumes

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 12/20/16

   Wendy Eccles

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Do’s and Don’ts for #Military-to-Civilian #Transition #Resumes

 

In order to develop a resume that helps you succeed in transitioning from military service into the Civilian sector, your resume must include several key factors.  It is necessary to show potential employers exactly how you can improve their success.  A well-written resume will help you move ahead of other applicants and dramatically increase your chance of obtaining an interview.  Following are some Do’s and Don’ts for creating your Military-to-Civilian Transition Resume...

 

 

Do:

 

Conduct research on how to create civilian resumes.

 

Include transferable skills gained from military experience.

 

Translate military vocabulary into civilian vocabulary so that it’s easier for employers to understand.

 

Leave out military combat details.

 

Focus on accomplishments — from your military as well as additional experience.

 

Use a ‘Career Summary’ rather than an ‘Objective’.

 

Be certain to use standard fonts and font sizes.

 

Research jobs, and utilize the same keywords used by employers for the type of job you seek.

 

Keep resume length to two pages.

 

Proofread carefully. Misspellings and typos are deadly on a resume.

 

 

 

Don’t:

 

Do not use military jargon and descriptions to explain your military history.

 

Do not talk about your needs; instead, speak to the needs of the employer.

 

Do not use a template for creating your resume.

 

Do not mention anything negative on your resume.

 

Do not write in long paragraphs; Use bullet points and one-sentence explanations.

 

Do not go overboard on details; be concise.

 

Do not include personal details, such as health, weight, marital status, etc.

 

Do not lie or exaggerate your experience on your resume.

 

Do not list references on your resume.

 

Do not include salary information on your resume.

 

 

If you’re applying for federal jobs, remember to use your #KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities).

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Military Transition Resume Tips!

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 11/23/16

Wendy Eccles

(Professional Resume Writer)

Amazing Resumes

Ph: (253) 670-8328 ·  Email: TrinityDesignsW@gmail.com

Web:  www.resumeservice.biz

 

Specializing in transitioning military skills, education, experience, and values into civilian terms.

 

 

 

Military Transition Resume Tips!

 

You are leaving the service and are faced with the daunting task of transitioning into the civilian world… No doubt your military career is studded with numerous accomplishments, but figuring out how to make them translate into civilian terms can be difficult. Following are some tips to draft a high-impact resume:

 

Define Your Objective

Because so many service people have diverse backgrounds, they often make the mistake of creating resumes that are so generalized, they lack effectiveness.  Prior to writing your resume, do some soul searching, research occupations and define a specific career path.  If you're torn between two or more potential goals, set up different resumes.

Create a Resume That Speaks to Employers' Needs

Consider a resume's purpose: To answer the employer's question, "What can this person do for our company?" Research your target job via scouring company websites and job postings.  What skills and experiences are employers seeking? What aspects of your background are most relevant?  Any information that does not relate to your goal should be eliminated or deemphasized, including any unrelated military awards, training, and distinctions.

Assume No Knowledge of the Military

Demilitarize your job titles, duties, accomplishments, training, and awards to appeal to civilian hiring managers. Most civilian employers don't understand military terminology and acronyms, so translate these into civilian terms.


Emphasize Your Accomplishments

Your military career has given you exceptional training and practical experience. Tout your accomplishments so the average civilian understands the importance of your achievements and the measurable outcomes.

Flaunt Your Military Background

Your military experience is an asset. Many employers realize the value of bringing veterans on board. Attributes honed in the military include dedication, leadership, teamwork, positive work ethic, as well as cross-functional skills.

 

Leave out the Details of Combat

Although honorable, actual references to the horrors of combat leave many employers uncomfortable. Tone down or remove references to the battlefield.

Test-Drive Your Resume

After you've polished your resume, start your distribution and keep track of your resume's response rate. Continue modifying your resume until it successfully generates job interviews!

 

 

Wendy Eccles

(Professional Resume Writer)

Amazing Resumes

Ph: (253) 670-8328 ·  Email: TrinityDesignsW@gmail.com

Web:  www.resumeservice.biz

 

Specializing in transitioning military skills, education, experience, and values into civilian terms.

Veteran's Day...

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 11/11/16

The Best on Earth:
A Veteran's Day Tribute

If someone has done military service,
They earn the title "veteran," and more;
They earn our deep respect and admiration;
That they are special no one can ignore.

They sacrificed the comforts we enjoy;
The list is long of all the things they gave.
Our veterans are extraordinary people;
They’re loyal, dedicated, true and brave.

When terror and invasion were real threats,
They showed us they could handle any storm.
We owe our freedoms and our very lives
To our veterans, who served in uniform.

Our veterans should be celebrities;
They’re exceptional; no other group compares.
We’re grateful for the many things they’ve done;
They’re always in our hearts and in our prayers.

We owe our veterans support and friendship;
Let no one ever question what they’re worth.
These men and women served us and our country,
Our veterans--the very best on earth.

By Joanna Fuchs

Resume Tips for College Graduates!

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 11/04/16

5 Resume Tips for College Graduates...
So, you just graduated from college...  what next?  Armed with a well-constructed resume, you will be prepared for potential opportunities out in the real world. So where do you start? Here are five tips for writing your first resume…
 
1. Qualifications Summary
A summary which includes your top qualifications is often more effective than an objective statement.  Instead of an objective, focus on formatting a profile section that clearly gives the potential employer a picture of your value which you can offer their organization.
2. Education
Typically, the education section is normally at the bottom of a resume, but graduates are often better served by moving their education toward the top.  Education is often the most valuable information a graduate has to offer.
3. Describe Unrelated Jobs
Many graduates had part-time, seasonal, or temporary work experience that was unrelated to future career goals. Prospective employers value candidates who demonstrate dependability and a strong work ethic, even if the experience is in a different industry. Go into detail about projects you were involved in that show leadership, drive, and determination.
4. Think like an Employer
Study job postings that interest you. If a job posting states that communication skills are important, think about times when your communication skills were demonstrated. You can emphasize these skills on your resume.
5. Resume Length and Format
A one-page resume is typical.  However, for graduates who have established a track record through internships and/or work experience, a one-page resume would sell them short.
Just remember, your resume is the potential employer’s first impression of what you can offer their organization…
Wendy Eccles
Professional Resume Writer (Amazing Resumes)
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Most Common Mistakes found in Military to Civilian Resumes...

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 09/22/16

Most Common Mistakes found in Military to Civilian Resumes

Your resume reflects your experiences, abilities, and potential value to would be employers. Following are the most common mistakes found in military to civilian resumes…

1)   A resume written in verbiage that only a fellow Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine could truly understand.

For example: Command and control. Tactics. Execution of battle plans. OPTEMPO. Combat. Weaponry. Subordinates. Baseops. Insurgency. MTOE. MOUs. ABS. Line of sight.

If you are targeting an employer in the DoD family (federal or contract), you may be able to get away with a certain level of military verbiage, but definitely tone it down… the first person to actually look at your resume (and decide whether or not to call you in for an interview) may not be of your unique world. If you are applying to companies not within that realm, then translate you must.

2)   A resume filled with vague accomplishments.

You’ve been accountable for people, dollars, programs, and equipment. Make sure to include the actual dollar amounts, percentages of savings, number of employees, and dollar values of equipment.

3)   A resume that is not targeted.

You are not sure what you want to do in your post uniform career, and it shows exactly that on your resume. You have to decide now what you want to pursue. You can always change your mind later. At this particular moment in time, you have to focus on one career direction.

4)   A resume that goes overboard on showing education and training.

It is very important to show your academic education and applicable training. It looks desperate, however, to list every single course you’ve completed in the last 10 or 20 years. It is also unnecessary to show course work that clearly supersedes a previous one.

5)   A resume that is too short or too long.

You want to get the attention of an employer within a 20 second time frame, and you want that attention to lead to an interview. You should do that in a concise and visually appealing way. You want to aim for a 2-page resume, unless you have specific directions from the potential employer to the contrary.

6)   A resume that is grammatically incorrect.

If you ever wrote an MOU, a SOP, or an OPS plan, you understand the crime in question all too well. If it was important, you capitalized it. If it defied every rule taught to you by former English teachers, it passed military muster. If your resume is guilty as charged here, then you may need to review the basic rules of grammar prior to sending it out into the civilian world.

Wendy Eccles

(Professional Resume Writer - Amazing Resumes)

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College Graduate Resume Tips

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 09/13/16

5 Resume Tips for College Graduates...

 

So, you just graduated from college...  what next?  Armed with a well-constructed resume, you will be prepared for potential opportunities out in the real world. So where do you start? Here are five tips for writing your first resume…
 
1. Qualifications Summary

A summary which includes your top qualifications is often more effective than an objective statement.  Instead of an objective, focus on formatting a profile section that clearly gives the potential employer a picture of your value which you can offer their organization.

 

2. Education

Typically, the education section is normally at the bottom of a resume, but graduates are often better served by moving their education toward the top.  Education is often the most valuable information a graduate has to offer.

 

3. Describe Unrelated Jobs

Many graduates had part-time, seasonal, or temporary work experience that was unrelated to future career goals. Prospective employers value candidates who demonstrate dependability and a strong work ethic, even if the experience is in a different industry. Go into detail about projects you were involved in that show leadership, drive, and determination.

 

4. Think like an Employer

Study job postings that interest you. If a job posting states that communication skills are important, think about times when your communication skills were demonstrated. You can emphasize these skills on your resume.

 

5. Resume Length and Format

A one-page resume is typical.  However, for graduates who have established a track record through internships and/or work experience, a one-page resume would sell them short.

Just remember, your resume is the potential employer’s first impression of what you can offer their organization…

 

Wendy Eccles
Professional Resume Writer (Amazing Resumes)
Ph:  (253) 670-8328
Email:  TrinityDesignsW@gmail.com
Web:  www.ResumeService.biz

 

11 Jobs with Shocking Salaries!

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 08/02/16

Wendy Eccles

Amazing Resumes

Ph:  (253) 670-8328

Email:  TrinityDesignsW@gmail.com

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11 Jobs with Shocking Salaries!

 

Ranging from $34,000 to $400,000 per year, check out these 11 jobs based on median annual base salary, as displayed on Glassdoor as of July 22, 2016.

 

 

1. Paramedic – See Open Jobs

 

Median Base Salary: $36,000Job Openings: 800

Salary Insight: If you think working in healthcare will bring in a big payday, that’s not the case for every job. Paramedics, who are typically first to respond and treat people when emergencies happen, earn $36,000, substantially less than a physician ($175,929) or registered nurse ($63,070). However, a college degree is not required for this position, though specialized training is to be licensed and certified.

 

2. Anesthesiologist – See Open Jobs

 

Median Base Salary: $294,811

Job Openings: 543

Salary Insight: It’s no secret physicians can earn a lot of money ($175,929), but if you want to earn even more money, you may want to specialize as an anesthesiologist. Earning nearly $300,000 per year, these doctors not only attend medical school, but then they go on to complete another four years in an anesthesiology residency. As part of the job, there are high stakes as well – Anesthesiologists must be meticulous in maintaining a patient’s level of consciousness and amount of oxygen in the blood, among other things, during surgeries.

 

3. Software Engineer Intern – See Open Jobs

 

Median Monthly Pay: $5,275 *If worked year-round, equates to a median base salary of $68,576

Job Openings: 305

Salary Insight: The number of software engineer jobs is expected to grow by 17% through 2024, which is more than double the growth rate of all jobs (7%). With demand outpacing supply for software engineers, companies that can find and keep the best and brightest young talent will have the competitive edge. This is why a good college student (intern) with great software engineering skills is worth $68,576 per year (or $5,275 per month), translating to pay that is 42% more than what the average American worker took home last year.

 

4. Actor – See Open Jobs

 

Median Base Salary: $35,310

Job Openings: 157

Salary Insight: From Nicole Kidman to Zac Efron, Hollywood’s biggest movie stars are famous for making millions of dollars each year, or for just one single movie. But the average actor makes nowhere near this amount, bringing in $35,310 per year, typically thanks to local theatre, commercials and/or supporting gigs. A college degree is not required, but talent is. If you’ve got that ‘it factor,’ an actor’s salary can grow exponentially overnight.

 

5. News Reporter – See Open Jobs

 

Median Base Salary: $34,746

Job Openings: 522

Salary Insight: You trust them to bring you the latest news as it happens – day or night, 365 days of the year – but the average news reporter earns just $34,746, 28% less than the average American worker. With the rise of non-traditional ways to consume news these days, news reporter jobs are expected to decrease by 9% through 2024.

 

6. Chief Executive Officer – See Open Jobs

 

Median Base Salary: $177,800

Job Openings: 196

Salary Insight: While CEOs at dozens of the world’s biggest brands rake in more than $20 million each year, the average CEO earns far less ($177,800). While these multi-million dollar leaders may get most of the attention, consider that most businesses in the U.S. (89.6%) are actually very small companies, with less than 20 employees. Someone is still in charge – and still earning a handsome paycheck – just not several millions of dollars in most cases.

 

7. Railroad Conductor – See Open Jobs

 

Median Base Salary: $66,238

Job Openings: 79

Salary Insight: While you may fly or drive to get somewhere far, millions of people still travel by train and someone has to be responsible for their well being and safety, plus the train itself, the freight and the crew. That’s where railroad conductors come in, earning $66,238 per year, 37% more than the average American worker. Specialized training is required, but a college degree is not, and some conductors can earn more than $40,000 in their first year. However, railroad worker job growth is expected to decrease by 3% over the next eight years.

 

8. Food Scientist – See Open Jobs

 

Median Base Salary: $58,085

Job Openings: 156

Salary Insight: Did you know that you can get paid to study food? Food scientists bring in $58,085 per year, about 20% more than what the average American worker earns, but less than what the average scientist ($86,909) earns. To get hired, a college degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred, as this job combines biology, chemical engineering and biochemistry to enhance food products (and make sure they’re safe to eat) for everyone.

 

9. Elementary School Teacher – See Open Jobs

 

Median Base Salary: $46,967

Job Openings: 996

Salary Insight: Tasked with educating today’s young minds to help them grow into tomorrow’s leaders, elementary school teachers earn $46,967 per year, less than their middle school teacher ($54,978) counterparts. Many people believe teachers at all levels should be paid more – Teachers and supporters at school districts from California to Virginia have already demonstrated for pay raises this year alone.

 

10. School Principal – See Open Jobs

 

Median Base Salary: $100,438

Job Openings: 300

Salary Insight: While most teachers earn right around what the average American earns, the people they answer to typically earn about twice as much, with principals bringing in $100,438 on average each year. While many are former teachers themselves, to get hired as a principal – managing all school operations – a master’s degree is required in most cases.

 

11. President of the United States of America – See Open Job

 

Base Salary: $400,000

Job Openings: 1

Salary Insight: In just a few months, Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump will likely win the 2016 Presidential election. As the 45th President of the United States, Clinton or Trump will earn a salary of $400,000, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment. As leader of the free world, this is significantly higher than what the average CEO earns ($177,800), but still far below the millions of dollars that CEOs of major companies earn. For more comparison, President Harry Truman earned $100,000 in 1949 and President Richard Nixon earned $200,000 in 1969.

Five Resume Tips for College Graduates...

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 06/16/16

Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer)

 Call: (253) 670-8328(253) 670-8328

Email: TrinityDesignsW@gmail.com

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Five Resume Tips for College Graduates...

So, you just graduated from college... what next? Armed with a well-constructed resume, you will be prepared for potential opportunities out in the real world. So where do you start? Here are five tips for writing your first resume…

1)  Qualifications Summary 

A summary which includes your top qualifications is often more effective than an objective statement. Instead of an objective, focus on formatting a profile section that clearly gives the potential employer a picture of your value which you can offer their organization.

2)  Education

Typically, the education section is normally at the bottom of a resume, but graduates are often better served by moving their education toward the top. Education is often the most valuable information a graduate has to offer.

3)  Describe Unrelated Jobs

Many graduates had part-time, seasonal, or temporary work experience that was unrelated to future career goals. Prospective employers value candidates who demonstrate dependability and a strong work ethic, even if the experience is in a different industry. Go into detail about projects you were involved in that show leadership, drive, and determination.

4)  Think like an Employer

Study job postings that interest you. If a job posting states that communication skills are important, think about times when your communication skills were demonstrated. You can emphasize these skills on your resume.

5)  Resume Length and Format 

A one-page resume is typical. However, for graduates who have established a track record through internships and/or work experience, a one-page resume would sell them short.

 Just remember, your resume is the potential employer’s first impression of what you can offer their organization…

Top Reasons Why You Benefit from Using a Professional Resume Writer

by Wendy Eccles (Professional Resume Writer / Owner of Amazing Resumes) on 06/09/16

Top Reasons Why You Benefit from Using a Professional Resume Writer…

 

In this highly competitive market, with lots of people vying for the same opportunities, how do you get that edge over the other job seekers?

 

Having a great presentation of your credentials is one of the best and most effective methods, whether that presentation is a LinkedIn profile, a resume, or a CV.

 

Using a professional resume writer will be worth the investment and give you that competitive advantage!

 

1. Appearance Matters: The very first impression you give may be your only one if you do not appear to meet the employer’s needs and expectations. Resumes should have a polished, professional appearance that is free of errors and clearly displays your most important and compelling information.

 

2. Objective Viewpoint: Most people find it difficult to take an objective look at their education, experience, and skills.  A professional resume writer can enable you to show what matters most to prospective employers.

 

3. Identifying Your Worth: Quite often we undervalue what we have done in our jobs. Resume writers will solicit the necessary details of your background in order to craft an accomplishment / results-based document that demonstrates your future value to a company.

 

4. Don’t Be a Do-It-Yourselfer: No one expects you to be an expert at something you do once every two to five years or more. Some things are best left to professionals who do this every day.

 

5. Save Yourself Time and Money: Many job seekers spend weeks and even months fine tuning their resume. Hiring a professional resume writer will help you in preparing the best product in a reasonable timeframe. If you compare the salary lost from a prolonged job search with the cost of job search documents that will expedite the process, you will find yourself financially far ahead.

 

6. The Inside Track: Resume writers are in the know about what recruiters and hiring authorities want in a resume.

 

7. Times Change: Resume writers keep current on the state of their art through professional affiliations and ongoing training.

 

In summary, this is one of those times where it pays to go to an expert!


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