Resume and LinkedIn Recommended Resources

A note from the Environmental Career Coach on Resumes and LinkedIn

There are hundreds of resources for resume updates online. I provide strategy and life career coaching therefor I only conduct resume reviews as part of the personal coaching. If you are a student or recent grad, you may find what you need in week 2 of the 8-week online self-coaching program that will walk you through how to update your own attention-grabbing resume and LinkedIn Profile. Are you not the expert on yourself? Many people come to me unsatisfied with the information and updates they’ve received from paid resume help. I believe this is mostly because of three reasons:
  1.  they are not you and do not have access to your entire history of accomplishments and strengths
  2.  they are not tying your resume to your larger long-term career strategy
  3.  they are generalists and every industry has it’s own nuances when it comes to look and feel and what a standard resume contains  

That said, it is always a good idea to look at other people’s examples from the industry and career level you’re seeking. It is also imperative that someone else reviews your resume for mistakes, grammar, errors, aesthetics, and flow. This doesn’t have a paid professional and here’s a tip. Asking a stranger in your field to review for a coffee in exchange for a quick look at your resume is a great way to make a new connection and get some insider advice.


Here are some resources that I like

Jobscan

Brandyourself.com

The Muse

Jobscan is an algorythm based way to optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile for your next job. It also provides other resources focused around resumes, LinkedIn, and interviews.
Brandyourself.com is a new company earning many awards for its online software to improve your online reputation. They provide other resources and information about developing your personal brand.
This link goes directly to an article shared by The Muse, a career advice blog that focuses on dream careers. I provide this info only because I find The Muse to be trutworthy and full of helpful content.

Grammarly

Fiverr

Udemy

"Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform developed by Grammarly, Inc. The software was first released in late 2009. Grammarly's proofreading and plagiarism-detection resources check against more than 250 grammar rules." - Wikepedia
Fiverr is  a place where you can hire people to do all kinds of work for you, including resume and LinkedIn review and writing help. I make no claims about quality, you'll need to check references and reviews to find the right one! 
Udemy is an online course platform where you can find all sorts of courses on branding, telling your story, resume writing, LinkedIn, and just about anything. As with any of these platforms be sure to read the reviews and watch the previews before diving in.