Wendi Weiner, The Writing Guru

Career Advice Blog – The Writing Guru

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

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 ...
What Your Resume Needs in 2021: Resume Tips & Job Search 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? 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 ...