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Off The Clock Resumes  Steph Cartwright, CPRW // Creating resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover letters that present you as the best fit for your ideal job.

Wake up, drink coffee, and punch Monday in the face.
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That's my mantra today. Some mornings are just a little rougher than others. That's why I #caffeinateandconquer!
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I'll be working on a few resumes today (Yay!), and during my downtime I'll be planning out some new content to share with you all over the next few months.
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Here are a few topics on my list so far:
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▪ Working smarter not harder
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▪ Boosting your happiness at work
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▪ Dealing with difficult people in the workplace
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▪Attracting new and better job opportunities when you're not looking
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Here's to a GREAT Monday!
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👇 Tag a friend (or work bestie!) who gets you through your Mondays!
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It's been a while since I've done a #FridayIntroductions post!
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Hi, my name is Steph! 👋😊
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I'm a Certified Professional Resume Writer, a LinkedIn Profile Specialist, and the founder of Off The Clock Resumes - I help job seekers get hired faster by creating resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover letters that present them as the best fit for their idea job!
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I'm happily married with no kids but three dogs: Denali (our Siberian Husky), Ava (our German Shepherd), and Teddy (our Malamute)! 🐾
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I'm coffee-dependent. ☕
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I hibernate in the winter. ❄️☃️
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But until then, the top three items on my Fall Bucket List are to:
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⏹️ Watch scary movies 😱😱😱
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⏹️ Drink real cider 🍎🍎🍎
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⏹️ Go to a corn maze 🌽 🌽 🌽
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Whats on your Fall Bucket List?!
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📸: Lindsey Lou Photography LLC
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#itsfriday #friyay #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove #career #careergoals #careertransitions #careerchange #careertips #careeradvice #careersuccess #careerwomen #careergirl

Is the thought of transitioning into the civilian workforce causing you anxiety?⠀
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The modern job search is frustrating, time-consuming, and often discouraging… especially for veterans. Changing careers is stressful enough, but transitioning from a military environment into a culture of unpredictable job search lengths and minimal control over the job search process can be overwhelming.⠀
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Since referrals are hired 8 times faster than other job seekers, I highly encourage military service members and veterans to leverage their network using LinkedIn. Starting with a strong LinkedIn profile is often the first obstacle to overcome.⠀
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These LinkedIn profile tips for veterans will guide you through creating a strong LinkedIn profile with only military experience...⠀
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#linkedin #tips #ontheblog #new #linkedintips #ontheblogtoday #newblogpost #bloggersofinstagram #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove #career #careergoals #careertransitions #careerchange #careersuccess

Please note how full my schedule got this week AND how many check marks are lining that to-do list! 😁
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The work-from-home, self-employment career choice isn't for everyone. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE what I do... But it comes with its challenges:
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✅ Lack-of-coworkers Loneliness,
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✅ Bad-week Burnout,
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✅ Imposter Syndrome, and
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✅ Scary-slow Seasons
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That last one has been my greatest struggle this year.
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I started 2018 off wrapping up my Bachelor degree program which I did from home online. I had already cut most of my marketing campaigns and content creation tasks to force a slow down. Then I wanted to enjoy my summer since I spent the previous summer working AND studying.
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Then I realized how long my slow season was lasting and decided to get busy again.
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Easier said than done!
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Months went by, scraping by, and I was starting to worry that I'd made a horrible mistake. What if I did something wrong which is why my clients had disappeared? What if I wasn't actually cut out for self-employment (almost four years later...)? What if I need to go back to work for someone else to feel productive again?
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Don't worry. My sanity returned as did a steady stream of clients. All is well, and I'm back to my daily-Disney-music-dance-parties-in-my-office self again.
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Anyone else get bubbly over a full schedule after a slow season? Please share your experience with overcoming slow seasons...
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#work #workfromhome #worklife #workingwomen #womenwithambition #ambitiouswomen #millennialwomen #staypresent #ownitworkitloveit #goalsetting #goals #success #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove

#TipTuesday: Increase your chances of being referred by connecting with employees at your ideal company.
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Connecting with employees that work for your ideal company can help get your foot in the door and grow your referral network. You should send a customized connection request letting the LinkedIn user know you are interested in working for the company and asking him or her to share more about his or her experience working for the company.
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Ask about the company culture, the hiring process, or about something you saw on his or her profile. Encourage conversation and focus on developing a networking relationship.
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#new #linkedin #tips #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove #career #success #careergoals #careertransitions #careerchange #careertips #careeradvice #careersuccess #careerwomen #careergirl

Happy Monday, job seekers! Great a cup of coffee (ot tea!), and let's get ready for the week! #caffeinateandconquer
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What's on your to-do list for today...?
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Here's a glimpse at my day...
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⏹️ Refresh a resume for a Biopharmaceutical Sales Rep
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⏹️ Write a targeted cover letter for a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
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⏹️ Update a resume for one of my first clients EVER from 2014!
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⏹️ Plan out my content for November
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What about you?!
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#coffeetime #coffeebreak #caffeinateme #goodmorning #hellomonday #work #workfromhome #worklife #workingwomen #womenwithambition #ambitiouswomen #staypresent #ownitworkitloveit #success #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove

#FeatureFriday: Is this the resume template you've been looking for?
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This Microsoft Word resume template was designed for college students and recent graduates looking to master Applicant Tracking software AND stand out when seen by a decision-maker!
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#itsfriday #friyay #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove #career #careergoals #careertransitions #careerchange #careertips #careeradvice #careersuccess #careerwomen #careergirl

Have you ever been told that you were the “runner up” when you weren’t selected for a job?⠀
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It plants a seed of fear in job seekers who are already overwhelmed by the federal job search process. Whether you were outperformed in the resume review phase or the complex interviewing process, being labeled as the “runner up” or being passed over by one or two other candidates can be so discouraging.⠀
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I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone.⠀
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The federal hiring process is different, but that shouldn’t overwhelm you. There are steps you can take to improve your chances of being selected for a job before you even start writing your federal resume. Start by asking yourself these five questions...⠀
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#resume #tips #ontheblog #new #resumetips #ontheblogtoday #resumes #newblogpost #bloggersofinstagram #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #fedjob #hiring #govjobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove #career #careergoals #careertransitions #careerchange #careersuccess

You know who you are.
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If your resume isn't doing it's job of landing you interviews, then 1 of 4 things might be happening:
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1 | Your resume's digital formatting is keeping it from getting through employer software,
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2 | Your resume's visual presentation is forcing recruiters, HR professionals, or hiring managers to take more than 15 seconds to skim your resume for your qualifications and achievements,
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3 | Your resume's content focuses more on your tasks than the results you produce or is extremely boring to read,
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4 | Your resume isn't targeted enough to present you as the best fit for the job you want
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I just wrapped up a 30-minute Resume Review Call to go over a free resume critique, and this job seeker's resume fell victim to Resume Blunder No. 4. His resume looked pretty good, but focused more on his Project Manager experience and achievements than the experience and achievements expected of a Program Manager (which is his job target).
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Instead of recommending that he hire me to create a new resume for him, I recommended purchasing a Resume Targeting Coaching Session with me instead. This is a 60-minute video call during which we analyze a job posting, identify the top qualifications and skills, and target both his resume and a cover letter together. I include a session replay video, a Branding Statement Cheat Sheet, a Resume Targeting Checklist, AND a next-day resume review/polish to tidy up the resume.
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The Resume Targeting Coaching Session and everything I listed above is only $179!
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If you're interested in purchasing a Resume Targeting Coaching Session, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING A FREE RESUME CRITIQUE FIRST. Make sure that your digital formatting, visual presentation, and content are strong first.
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#work #workfromhome #worklife #workingwomen #womenwithambition #ambitiouswomen #millennialwomen #staypresent #ownitworkitloveit #goalsetting #goals #success #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove

#TipTuesday: Get a free resume critique.
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It never hurts to get a professional’s opinion! Many Certified Professional Resume Writers (myself included) offer free resume critiques with recommendations on how to improve your resume. I review your resume’s digital formatting, visual presentation, and content to identify its weaknesses and recommend strategic changes to make the best first impression.
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#new #resume #tips #resumetips #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove #career #success #careergoals #careertransitions #careerchange #careertips #careeradvice #careersuccess #careerwomen #careergirl

Good morning, job seekers! Pour yourself a cup and let's catch up ☕😊
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I've been MIA for the last week or so because there's been A LOT happening. My home office got a massive face-lift, I attended my first conference with the National Resume Writers Association, and I've got a house full of family for a wedding this last weekend. Check out my Stories throughout the day to learn more about what's been going on!
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#caffeinateandconquer #coffeetime #coffeebreak #caffeinateme #goodmorning #hellomonday #work #workfromhome #worklife #workingwomen #womenwithambition #ambitiouswomen #staypresent #ownitworkitloveit #success #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove

How long have you been on the hunt for a job?⠀
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Most entry-level job seekers find that they’re job search lasts longer than most since they lack the skills and experience needed to fill the positions they’re applying for.⠀
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Or do they?⠀
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The greatest resume mistakes that I help my entry-level clients fix either fall into digital formatting issues that are keeping them lost in the Applicant Tracking software “black hole” or content issues that are keeping employers from seeing the potential they have. For these reasons, entry-level job seekers are finding that modern job search to be frustrating, time-consuming, and often discouraging.⠀
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That’s why I’ve created this beginner’s guide to walk you step-by-step through how to create a great entry-level resume...⠀
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#resume #tips #ontheblog #new #resumetips #ontheblogtoday #resumes #newblogpost #bloggersofinstagram #jobsearch #jobsearching #jobhunt #job #hiring #jobs #nowhiring #jobopening #jobopportunity #getthejob #loveyourjob #itstime #bebold #createyourhappy #dowhatyoulove #career #careergoals #careertransitions #careerchange #careersuccess

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