Top Resume Turn-offs

Top Resume Turn-offs

DEBRA WHEATMAN PERSONAL BRANDING GURU | CAREER WHIZ | WRITING EXPERT I talk with lots of job seekers. I speak with lots of hiring managers. And I see lots of resumes. And I see lots of major turn-offs. Your resume, if it is being read by an actual human, is likely to...
Soft skills—what are they and why should you care?

Soft skills—what are they and why should you care?

DEBRA WHEATMAN PERSONAL BRANDING GURU | CAREER WHIZ | WRITING EXPERT Soft skills are also known as “people skills.” These are the character traits that set you apart from the masses. They are what make you an awesome employee and person, outside of your technical job...
The Power of Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling

DEBRA WHEATMAN PERSONAL BRANDING GURU | CAREER WHIZ | WRITING EXPERT One of my favorite works of nonfiction is In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. In this book, Capote tells the story of a senseless and brutal quadruple murder, and the two men who committed the heinous...
What is Leadership?

What is Leadership?

DEBRA WHEATMAN PERSONAL BRANDING GURU | CAREER WHIZ | WRITING EXPERT What is leadership? It seems such a simple question, yet it still confuses managers, employees, consultants, and journalists. We all know that leaders are necessary. After all, someone must be...
Checklist for more effective communication

Checklist for more effective communication

DEBRA WHEATMAN PERSONAL BRANDING GURU | CAREER WHIZ | WRITING EXPERT Studies confirm our experience. Two thirds of all presentations are rated as mediocre or worse. How often have you been subjected to a 73 slide PowerPoint deck with dense, illegible slides, and a...