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Samantha Greenfield

Clichés, filler and fluff

Clichés, filler and fluff ... I am not talking about cotton candy! I am referring to the meaningless and often overused filler words people seem to liberally spatter throughout their resumes.
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Samantha Greenfield

Is your resume weak?

I'll be blunt and get to the point: If your resume has any - or heaven forbid - all of the mistakes I list below, YOU NEED TO FORMAT A NEW RESUME!
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Samantha Greenfield

References... Who needs 'em?

Gone are the days that you list references on your resume.
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Samantha Greenfield

How to overcome being overqualified

Over the past few months, I have met with alotta people! One of the concerns I hear most often from folks is that they feel employers perceive them as overqualified candidates and therefore, never get looked at with serious consideration.
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Samantha Greenfield

Transferable skills and marketing your added value

By identifying and properly marketing your transferable skills as an added value to potential employers you will be setting yourself apart from the rest of the applicants because you have more to offer.
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Samantha Greenfield

Good news! Changes to the federal job application process

If you have ever attempted to apply for a federal job, you would probably agree with me when I say the process was unpleasant at best! It can take hours to fill out all the requested sections of the applications, answer the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) sections and then hit submit, never to be seen or heard from again.
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Samantha Greenfield

Career branding: Stand out and fit in!

I'll be perfectly frank with you: In order to land your next job, YOU MUST SET YOURSELF APART from your competition.
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Samantha Greenfield

How to handle short-term jobs & layoffs on your resume

Most people have probably held a short-term job or two in their past. Should you put those transitionary positions on your resume? Some people have been laid off once or even twice within a relatively short period of time. While this was once viewed as taboo, employers have become more understanding when it comes to this type of circumstance.
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Samantha Greenfield

Real life quotes actually found on resumes

Over the past few weeks, we have covered a lot of re-employment related ground. I thought it would be fun to take a short break from the serious side of job hunting and have a laugh or two. Below are real-life quotes that have actually been found on resumes:
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Samantha Greenfield

How much time should you be spending looking for work?

How much time should you spend searching for a job?

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