Wendi Weiner, The Writing Guru

Career Advice Blog – The Writing Guru

Good Words to Describe Yourself in a Job Interview

Good Words to Describe Yourself in a Job Interview

You’ve landed the job interview and now you’re asked that seemingly loaded question: what are 3 words that describe you? Confounded by choosing the right words to describe yourself, you hit a dead end. “If I select X, will that be the best choice? “If I select Y, what will they think that means?” The ...
Why Your LinkedIn Profile Should Not Be a Copy and Paste of Your Resume

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Should Not Be a Copy and Paste of Your Resume

On a daily basis, I speak with executives and C-suite leaders who ask me: LinkedIn versus resume? Which one matters the most? Isn’t LinkedIn your online resume? Or is there really a difference? Several years ago (five to be exact), I wrote in the HuffPost about why your LinkedIn profile is more compelling than your ...
LinkedIn Background Photo Ideas: Making Your Brand More Personal

LinkedIn Background Photo Ideas: Making Your Brand More Personal

A LinkedIn background photo or cover photo is a great way to personalize your LinkedIn profile, enhance your brand messaging, and keep you fresh in the minds of others. There are various LinkedIn background images to choose from and design ideas to implement for your LinkedIn cover photo. While you can perform a Google search ...
LinkedIn Company Page: Why Your Business Needs One

LinkedIn Company Page: Why Your Business Needs One

LinkedIn company pages are on the rise and they provide good marketing opportunities. If you own a business, you know the importance of having a website and active social media channels that act as direct marketing for your business. One of the most overlooked marketing channels is a LinkedIn business page. When I speak to ...
Best Resume Writers Lists: Fact or Fiction?

Best Resume Writers Lists: Fact or Fiction?

If you’re on the search for a professional resume writer or executive resume writing service, you’ve probably encountered a “best resume writers” list, “top resume writers” list, or “best executive resume writing services” list along the way. Perhaps you’ve read through the list, scrolled through the named resume writers, and jotted down whose website to ...
4 Quick Fixes When Writing a LinkedIn Profile

4 Quick Fixes When Writing a LinkedIn Profile

Writing a LinkedIn Profile vs. Writing a LinkedIn Post There’s a big difference between writing a LinkedIn profile that’s effective versus writing a LinkedIn post to get high visibility. Writing a LinkedIn profile is a trained skill. A trained and certified LinkedIn profile writer will understand that SEO, keyword optimization, and other facets of the ...
Companies & Industries Hiring During COVID-19

Companies & Industries Hiring During COVID-19

COVID-19 jobs? Is this a real thing? Yes, COVID-19 hiring is happening despite startling unemployment statistics. In the last week, a reported 6.6 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment, and the unemployment rate has surged to over 4%. Even with these startling statistics, there are specific industries and companies offering COVID-19 hiring opportunities. Before looking ...
Job Searching During a Recession and COVID-19 Pandemic

Job Searching During a Recession and COVID-19 Pandemic

A COVID-19 job search? Who would have believed it? We are living in an unprecedented period that feels like a scene from a Steven King or apocalyptic movie – the beginning of a recession fueled by a global pandemic, the COVID-19 outbreak. You may be frantic about the security of your current job, the potential ...