Blue Sky Resumes Featured in Oprah Magazine
I was contacted a few months ago by Adam Glassman, the magazine’s creative director, and asked if I’d like to take part in career makeovers for several women who needed a job. I was thrilled to help, but honestly had some reservations – would the magazine be genuinely interested in helping the women, or just interested in getting a good article?
But on my first visit to the O offices, my doubts were put to rest. The team assigned to this story is determined to see this project all the way through, and the four lucky women they selected are getting every possible assistance in their job search.
First they had complete makeovers at a top New York salon and received fashion tips and new wardrobes, and then the Blue Sky team was called in. I worked with each woman on a new resume and cover letter to truly clarify and communicate their value proposition. Each one had different challenges and different strengths, but when we were done, each one also had a killer resume.
They then worked with our coach Barbara Safani, who taught them networking techniques, conducted a recruiter mailing campaign, and helped with their interviewing skills.
The feedback so far has been good – one woman immediately secured an interview with her new resume, despite having been turned down by the same company only week earlier. But the job search is only just beginning, and the O team are committed to seeing it all the way through. I’m excited to be part of this ongoing process!
If you want to read the story, buy the September issue – cover shown above. The feature starts on page 210.
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