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An Open Letter to Content Thieves and Internet Plagiarists - The Writing Guru

An Open Letter to Content Thieves and Internet Plagiarists

As the success of my business, The Writing Guru®, and professional notoriety has surged in recent years, it has not come without content thieves and internet plagiarists stealing my intellectual property. In recent times, I’ve found numerous instances of my website content on The Writing Guru lifted (from my homepage to my terms of service), ...
How to Write & Format an Effective Business Letter

How to Write & Format an Effective Business Letter

When you think of a business letter, it’s often used as a cover letter, introduction letter for a business opportunity, or a letter of recommendation. If you’re writing a business letter, there are key items to focus on in addition to the “meat” or substance of the letter. Here are suggested tips on how to ...
board resume board of directors resume

The Board of Directors Resume: Tips for Landing a Board Seat

Looking to pivot from the executive leadership team or C-suite into a boardroom seat? As a board resume writer, I will tell you with total transparency that your board of directors resume must be different than your executive resume. That means emphasizing different skill sets, different functional areas, and different accomplishments in a board member ...
2021 resume trends

What Your Resume Needs in 2021: Resume Tips & Job Search Trends

The end of the year is a great time of reflection, introspection, and revival. It’s also a time where job seekers plan out their career goals for the new year and job search strategies. Enter the 2021 resume and 2021 job search matched against 2021 resume trends. With January and February being two of the ...
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? Or, you receive that similar question: tell me about yourself? 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 ...
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: Personal branding

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 Pages: 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 ...