Emily Wong is the founder of Words of Distinction, a boutique firm she created to help job seekers land interviews through powerful career storytelling. Emily has helped hundreds of mid-career and executive-level job seekers earn rewarding roles at top organizations like Meta, Google, Fitbit, Roche/Genentech, Moderna, Abbott, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, Stanford, Northrop Grumman, and Cisco.
The host of the Career Cohort podcast, she’s contributed to several bestselling books that specialize in resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and bios. In addition to certification as a resume writer, she’s credentialed as a Career Transition Coach and Career Storyteller, and is a charter member of Career Industry Authority, an organization where career professionals share ideas on how to best serve job seekers.
During this episode with Emily, we discussed several actionable resume-writing tips and debunked a few myths, including:
· The right length of a resume and why.
· Tips to make your resume visually appealing and easier to read.
· What it means to “think like the employer” when you write your resume.
· Why keywords matter and how they impact the applicant tracking system (ATS).
· What to avoid when you write your resume.
· The importance in your job search of knowing yourself and what you want.
Emily is thoughtful, articulate, and generous with her knowledge to help alleviate job seekers’ struggles. After you listen to this episode, you will have several action steps you can take to find your next job sooner and easier. Enjoy – leave me your comments – share this with others.
For more information on Emily, go to www.wordsofdistinction.net/
To help manage your job search, you can access her free 5 Pillars of an Effective Job Search download atwww.wordsofdistinction.net/launchnow
Emily also invites you to connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/emilysfwong