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Rosa Elizabeth Vargas
Orlando, Florida
Elite Master Resume Writer (MRW), Certified Expert Resume Writer (CERW), Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW), and Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW). Call @ 321-704-7209
Interests: travel, weblogs, social media, website design, career development
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What are you doing holiday season? Relaxing? Priming a turkey? Watching football? How about preparing your job search? No? You see, many job seekers think the holiday season is a time to ‘refrigerate’ their job search campaign. They are mistaken. In fact, the holiday season is the perfect time for you to thaw your job search tools, prep, dial up the heat, and get cooking! While most job seekers will join you in re-launching their job search around…January 1st with our holiday job search recipe you will stay ahead of your competition--because you are just that smart! So, leave the... Continue reading
Our Resume Writing Blog has moved to www.careersteering.com/blog Most of our subscribers have been transferred over. If you have not received any post by mail, please click on over and sign up. Thank you for following our post for serveral years! We hope you continue to do so! Continue reading
To capture an interview opportunity in this tough job market means you must step up your "game" and work on identifying your unique value offer and how you outdistance other job seekers. Continue reading
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Part of the Career Collective series… How is your job search going? Perhaps it is time to fine tune your job search strategy? Revamp it? Overhaul it? Get rid of that strategy all together? Whatever the situation, I am sure you will benefit from the advice of my colleagues, the Career Collective professionals. Unfortunately, I was not able to join in the blogging extravaganza this month but that’s no reason why YOU shouldn’t benefit from their great advice—not on my account! Please visit the following post: 4 Summer Strategies to Step Up Your Job Search, @DebraWheatman, #careercollective Putting Your Job... Continue reading
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Social networking sites have dramatically changed the job search 'game.' LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and Online Career Sites can help you-- from the your home--discover new opportunities and tap into the hidden job market. Continue reading
Thank you, Ed. Glad you think so.
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Next time your job search coach/resume writer advises you go a little ‘crazy’ and, well, let’s see… trash your old, boring, safe, and mundane resume—listen to them. If they ask you to have a little trust in their expertise…you know what you must do? You get out of your comfort zone—and, yes—listen to them. Continue reading
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Branding yourself was a great idea! You are well aware of your unique value offer; have leveraged it to position yourself as an expert in your field and ‘knockout’ other heavy-weight champions. Great job! Continue reading
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On Valentine’s Day we share many heartfelt expressions with our loved ones. We tell them how wonderful they are; how much we appreciate them, that they make our lives better, that we can’t live without them and so forth. And that is wonderful! But, today it is an even more special Valentine’s Day because I would like you to perform an exercise to help you sprinkle some Valentine’s Day ‘love’ on your job search campaign. Why Are You So Special? Print out your resume and walk away from the computer (after reading the next steps, of course). Find a comfortable,... Continue reading
Thank you ladies!
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Get this, your resume is not a job ad. You are not to list all the requirements to perform the job. (Employers already know what this entails). Your resume is a candidate promotional tool and you are to tell…what YOU did with the opportunities under the given job title—not that you DID actually fulfill the job title (that is the least expected of you). Continue reading
Hi "Confused in Denver" You cannot gauge what to do to present your unique career history by looking at other samples. So I am not surprised that you could not finda sample that would help you online. This is where a professional resume writer would help you. However, I can draw your attention to article above by reinforcing that you must list enough information to be a relevant candidate. So, would you think that your Law Degree would be a plus in your event planning career? If so, list it and be ready to make the connection for employers during an interview. If not, I believe simply listing it without any other additional details would suffice. You could just list Bachelor's Degree without getting into the law of things.
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Hi Sharon, I am sorry to hear that you have been laid off. Many are in your position unfortunately but there is a solution. I would be happy to help you although I am not in California. I do work via phone and email with clients around the globe. However, if you need a local writer for sure, please visit this link http://www.careermanagementalliance.com/mrw-list.php where you will find a list of Master Resume Writers and notice there are two writers in CA. Please email me at rvargas@creatingprints.com if I can be of further assistance. Good luck!
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Follow the hash tag #Favorite2010 during the month of December As we close this year of 2010, I wanted to bring you, the leading careerist of 2011, some of best that I have come across via my involvement in social media and career related networking. There were too many great articles, tweets, and blog post to list here, and I am sure that I have missed some. So, I need your help. If you are a career professional and believe your favorite tweet, blog post, or article can help others, please feel free to include it in your post comment.... Continue reading
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Does your resume resemble a check list, to-do list, a laundry list? Have you desperately tried to convince your prospective employers of your qualifications by including everything but the kitchen sink in your resume? Well, please don’t. (Seriously. Don’t) Believe me, HR knows what a job description is; they have seen thousands of resumes. While the HR/hiring authority’s goal is to screen resumes and identify qualified candidates, the person doing the screening, well, is a person—and, no one enjoys being bored to death, especially not by sifting through long-winded resumes that regurgitate all-too-familiar job descriptions. Continue reading
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Many careerists in a quest to outdistance other job seekers work on developing a personal brand and that is great. The mistake is that often careerists launch a personal branding campaign based on what they have been told repeatedly they are best at. What's the problem with that? Many of us are cast into roles that we do not ENJOY just because we are good at them. Continue reading
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The most important thing you must realize is that EMPLOYERS WILL ABSOLUTELY GOOGLE YOU! If you have a name, you are googleble; if you have any social networking account, even if just one—you are definitely googleble; which means your reputation is searchable. So, now that we established this, what do you do with that information Continue reading
Thank you so much ladies. It was fun writing it (allowed myself to be a kid again)and enjoying drawing upon resources to help job hunters. Best! Rosa
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Yes, this is Halloween and although it is much fun to dress up in spooky costumes —It is no time to become creepy and scare your job opportunities away! So, consider yourself cautioned and do everything you can not to transform into one of these frightful of job seekers….Muahahahahaha! Continue reading
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But the reality is that when you set out to prepare a favorable candidacy via your resume you will use discernment and scrutinize your resume line-by-line, outweighing, repositioning, questioning, and editing so you influence and gain an interview. Continue reading
Awww. Thanks Dawn. Your comment brought a huge smile to my face and at the risk of making everyone else "sick" with our flattering (yet sincere) exchanges (wink)-- I will say that you are wonderful too, for sure! Thanks!
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So, begin to take notice, write down all the reasons why you believe your job search is not fruitful, what your weaknesses are, why you think you are NOT the best candidate and then eradicate that thinking. Replace it with positive self-talk and substantiate it with achievements. Ironically, exploring your negative dialogue and reversing it, can lead you to your UVP (unique value proposition). Continue reading
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Take a look at the following resources, develop a game plan, and then launch a stronger job search campaign. In no time, you’ll be thankful and excited about new job opportunities that seemed to have come from no where! Continue reading
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To you job seeker, if you are trying to go at it alone, I hope you rethink this plan; because if a blank document on your screen with the vertical line blinking doesn’t get you excited, the end result won’t induce a better emotion from your employer. Leave it up to us “geeks” who love to write, dance with words and ideas, and will passionately communicate your differentiating value, which will win you the interview you dream of. Then, it is your turn to dance. Continue reading
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You set up your LinkedIn and now you are waiting for someone to contact you, tell you how wonderful they think you are, and that you’re perfect for a job lead they have! (Yeah. Right.) If only it were that simple. LinkedIn is one social media tool to network online and create more opportunities. There is much more to successfully gaining a job lead online than “setting up tent” but, for now, let’s explore how you can improve your LinkedIn today! Continue reading