Job Seeking Advice:

When I was unexpectedly thrust into the job marketplace last year I
felt very under-prepared for the prospect of finding a job. I had not
updated my resume in several years and frankly didn't know where to
begin to make a document that accurately and effectively displayed my
experiences, skills, and talents such that a perspective employer
would be enticed to give me an interview.

I was lucky in that my company paid for an outplacement service
company and I was able to use their experts to help me create that kind
of resume. They helped with content - using words and phrases that
cast my past accomplishments in the best light - and they also helped
me with format and formation making sure the resume conformed with
currently accepted resume characteristics.

I now have one primary resume with several versions
that I've created to highlight different aspects of my background and
experience. That way when I find a job that is asking for specialized
experience and capabilities I can respond with a resume that directly
addresses these capabilities in my own background.

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have an outplacement service
company to help them with their resume and resume editing services can
be expensive. So what can you do if you want to be sure your resume
"measures up" and will be an effective presenter of your particular
skills and capabilities?

Well, I have an answer for you. Nancy Moschetta has many years of
senior level experience in the Human Resources world and knows
what an outstanding resume looks like. More importantly, she is adept at
working with job seekers to understand their background and experience
in order to help create a resume that can be effectively used for job searching.
And her costs are reasonable - FREE.

I strongly recommend anyone looking for a position or wanting to be
prepared "just in case" avail yourself of Nancy's
expertise. Just drop her a line at bookloverphd@aol.com and work out
a convenient time to talk through your experience and get that resume
that effectively sells the greatest brand in the world - YOU. Oh, and
if you are nice to Nancy she might be persuaded to help you with your
cover letters too!

Thanks in advance for taking advantage of this opportunity. If you
have any other questions related to job searches please feel free to
send them to me. I'm certain I'll find folks that can provide answers
or advise that will make your job search more effective.

Oh, and one more thing - don't neglect yourself or your relationship
with God during this time (actually I think that's two more things...).
It's easy to get down and be depressed given the general
state of the news and economy. But remember, our God OWNS IT ALL so
providing you a job is easily within His power and authority.

Trust Him during this time, spend time in His Word and in His presence.
You'll find that He'll bring a peace that surpasses all understanding.
And find time to eat right and exercise during this stressful time:
- working up a sweat is a great way to fight discouragement and concern
- and it makes those interview clothes fit better as well! ;-)

Grace to You all and God's speed to those of us searching for
employment.

Sam