The Makings Of The Perfect Resume And Why It Matters

Lauren McGoodwin Career Contessa

Today’s podcast is focused on helping you prepare your resume as you look for a new job or if you are looking to transition careers, because your resume is the first touch a recruiter or the HR department at a company has with you and getting employed especially at the right job ties heavily into your personal finances.

To speak on this important topic, my guest today is Lauren McGoodwin, the founder of careercontessa.com which she founded in 2013 after working in recruiting for a tech company and experiencing a gap in career development resources for women who might be job searching, soul searching, leading and managing, or trying to find new ways to advance within their careers.

Lauren's career expertise has appeared in Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Refinery29, and more. Career Contessa now helps over 1 million women navigate their careers each year though original career advice, job opportunities and an inside look at companies hiring, online career classes, and access to expert career coaches—all tailored to the needs of professional women.

What we discussed on this episode:

On this episode, Lauren shares the details of how she started Career Contessa, her career journey and how she transitioned out of her full-time job to launch CareerContessa.com.

She also shares some really important advice and details on how recruiters find you, why your LinkedIn profile is REALLY important, the makings of the perfect resume, what should 100% be on your resume and what shouldn’t, whether you should have a 1 page or 2 page resume, whether recruiters want to see your photo or your address on your resume and so much more.

The Course Lauren Mentions: 

Keep in touch with Lauren and learn more about Career Contessa:

  • Stop by the website at CareerContessa.com
  • Follow them on all social media: @careercontessa

Enjoy listening!
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