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How to Use Job Postings to Get Your Resume Noticed

If you’re applying for job after job and getting nowhere, it’s possible you’re not making the most of the one resource the employer has already given you: the job posting. In the job posting, the employer has given you all the information you need on the EXACT qualifications, qualities, and skills they’re looking for in a new hire. YOUR job is to take that information, plug it into your resume and cover letter, and watch the responses come rolling in. Here is exactly how to use job postings to get your resume noticed!   Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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4 Resume Tips for Tackling the SAHM Employment Gap

Are you a Stay-at-Home Mom ready to go back to work? Need a resume? No sweat! Here are 4 resume tips for tackling the SAHM employment gap!

Are you a Stay-at-Home Mom going back to work soon and DREADING the whole resume thing? While taking time off from your career path to care for your family may have been the best decision you ever made, it does take some skill to help an employer see it that way. Here are four resume tips for tackling the SAHM employment gap and spinning your at-home experiences to your best advantage — without making up cheesy titles for yourself like “Executive Cleaning Officer” or “Home Management Specialist.”

Plus, there are even more tips on formatting and what to include on your resume in my FREE resume template and tip sheet JUST for SAHMs. Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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How to Make the Most of a Career Fair: Your Game Day Strategy!

Are you not sure how to make the most of a Career Fair? I've got your play-by-play game plan right here. You've got this!
Are you not sure how to make the most of a Career Fair? I've got your play-by-play game plan right here. You've got this!
Are you not sure how to make the most of a Career Fair? I've got your play-by-play game plan right here. You've got this!

It’s Career Fair Day!

You walk into the designated building and quickly realize you have NO IDEA what you’re supposed to do now. Panic sets in. You’re hyperventilating. The room is spinning. Where’s the exit?! Get me out of here!!

Okay, wake up! It’s just a bad dream. You can breathe easy: Career Fair Day is still a few weeks away, and you have plenty of time to figure this thing out. Lucky for you, I’ve come up with a handy-dandy “game day” strategy to help you make the most of a Career Fair. 🙂 Here ’tis… Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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4 Best Resume Tips for New Grads

Career fair season is upon us. College underclassmen are seeking internships, seniors are looking for their first career positions, and university Career Services offices are being inundated with students struggling to put together a coherent resume. Fear not — I’m here to help. Here are my four best resume tips for new grads – plus two FREEBIES just for you! With these tips, you can craft a great resume to get you headed in the right direction. Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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Prioritizing Your Day as a Work at Home Mom

My goodness… Do you feel like somedays NOTHING gets done?? My to-do list is about two miles long right now, and yet, it feels like I’m spinning my wheels, getting nowhere fast. It’s time to rethink how I define success as a Work at Home Mom. If I define it as accomplishing everything on my to-list, I’ll never feel like a success in this role. So, let’s break it down into a more manageable plan, shall we? Here’s my Big 5 Checklist for prioritizing your day as a Work at Home Mom! Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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What To Do When You Lose Your Job

Do you know what to do when you lose your job? Hopefully, it never happens to you, but just in case, be sure you are prepared!

“You’re fired.”

These two little words might be the most feared of every working man and woman in the world — and their spouses! Not understanding, depression, anger, and maybe even self-loathing run through our minds.

What the heck am I supposed to do now?? 

As a career coach, here are my top 5 tips for what to do when you lose your job: Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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6 Times You Need a Resume Writer

Most of the time, job seekers prefer to write their resumes themselves. Which can work just fine, provided the job seeker understands what makes a successful resume and can write well. If that’s you, go for it! I’ll be cheering for you! If that’s not you, however, here are six times you should definitely consider hiring a resume writer. Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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Secret #2 for WAHM Time Management

In this post about my learning to handle time management as a new work-at-home-mom, I talked about utilizing my child’s infectious energy to keep me on task throughout the day. Now that we have the daily routine down pretty well, I’m beginning to realize just how inefficient my “office” set up actually was. So, here’s Secret #2 for WAHM Time Management! Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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My Secret for WAHM Time Management

Time management is hard. WAHM time management is ridiculously hard! Thankfully, I have discovered one secret to keep me on track lately. Can you guess what it is?

I have struggled with the time management concept my entire life, and the struggle only got worse once I became a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom, for those new to this particular brand of alphabet soup). My baby, C, was 10 months old when we moved out of the 24/7 “Dorm Mama” life to start building my husband’s career and let me focus on taking care of our family. That first year, I’m pretty sure I watched every G- and PG-rated movie and series available on Hulu and spent most every day in my pajamas, letting C play on the floor around my feet and toddle around our small duplex.

Not exactly the best use of my time. But, it seemed like anytime I tried to do anything more productive, like get on my computer for any reason, C was automatically in my face wanting me to play with her or wanting me to let her play with all the fun buttons, too. Sigh… Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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When It’s Okay To NOT Love Your Job

Every piece of career advice I’ve read lately has been all about finding a job you’re passionate about, something you’ll love and will make you jump out of bed in the morning with a huge smile on your face. It’s a great aspiration, and as a Career Counselor, I’ve preached the same career-path-to-happiness model more times than I can count, but I’ve also learned that there are certain times it’s okay to not be head-over-heels in love with your job. Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

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Fix Your Failing SAHM Resume with This ONE Thing

Is your job search getting you nowhere? You’ve sent out a million applications, but no calls? Fix your failing SAHM resume with this ONE addition…

You’ve decided it’s time to go back to work, but you’re getting nowhere. You’ve put in application after application, but not received a single interview invitation.

Believe me, mama: you are NOT alone! Writing a SAHM resume is hard work, especially if you haven’t done a great job of keeping a Mom Master Resume over the years. (But hopefully, you have!)

More than anything, employers want to know one critical piece of information — one crucial aspect of your work history that you may have missed: Read More

As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to teach and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.