Wendi Weiner, The Writing Guru

Career Advice Blog – The Writing Guru

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 ...
How to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

How to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

Learning how to ace a phone interview is an imperative step in the job search process. Today, a typical job posting brings 250 applicants. On average, 10 make it to a phone interview, and of that 10, only 3-5 make it to an in-person interview. The phone interview is the most important step in the ...
NRWA Champion of the Month (February 2020)

NRWA Champion of the Month (February 2020)

I’m honored to be named as the “NRWA Champion of the Month”  by the National Resume Writers’ Association for my contributions to the organization and the resume industry. Below is my recent Q&A with Paul Bennett, NRWA Conference Committee and Marketing Committee Member.  Wendi Weiner, an attorney-turned-entrepreneur, has recently done significant legal work on our industry’s ...
Tips for Writing an Effective Executive Bio

Tips for Writing an Effective Executive Bio

I routinely write professional bios for executives, c-suite leaders, boards of directors, business owners, and speakers. One of the top questions I receive is: when do I need an executive bio? The follow-up to that question is: how do I write an executive bio? There are a few ground rules to remember when writing a ...
Why You Need a Networking Resume if You’re a Consultant, Speaker, or CEO

Why You Need a Networking Resume if You’re a Consultant, Speaker, or CEO

Most of us consider a 2-page resume to be the standard, especially for executive-level job seekers with lengthy work histories (or slightly longer if you have extensive organizational and community leadership, publications, and speaking). However, a networking resume (sometimes termed a “sell sheet,” “marketing biography,” “speaker resume,” or “consultant resume” ) is a condensed version ...
Mapping Out Your Job Search Strategy

Mapping Out Your Job Search Strategy

When you travel places, you likely use a GPS to help you navigate your way. It gives you an overview and turn-by-turn method to guide you and prevent you from getting lost.  Similarly, before you begin any job search, you need a GPS to get you to that career destination. That GPS includes a job ...
Resume Writing Associations: The Keys for Professional Resume Writers

Resume Writing Associations: The Keys for Professional Resume Writers

There are several resume writing associations that offer certifications, advanced training, and other professional development to maximize the credentials of resume writers. A word of caution: If you see other articles out there written about these organizations or the certifications they provide, please first verify that the author is a member in good standing of ...