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Virginia Franco

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Founder of Virginia Franco Resumes, I provide customized Executive Resumes and LinkedIn profile writing services for the 21st century job seeker. Interviews guaranteed in less than 60 days. CONTACT INFO: Virginia Franco | vfranco@carolina.rr.com | 704-771-8572
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job Search

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job...

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and are hoping a return to Corporate America will provide...
Make Sure your Resume Doesn’t Read like a Carbon Copy of your Resume

Make Sure your Resume Doesn’t Read like a Carbon Copy of...

When LinkedIn first got its start, with just 4500 members according to LinkedIn’s About Us page, all you needed to appear cutting-edge was a...
Five Steps to Deep Dive Company Research

Five Steps to Deep Dive Company Research

Whether identifying companies to target or preparing for an interview, research is a critical component to any successful career strategy. Most career coaches and interviewing...
Paid v. Free LinkedIn – Which Option Makes Sense for Me?

Paid v. Free LinkedIn – Which Option Makes Sense for Me?

As LinkedIn continues to grow and expand, it’s account offerings continue to evolve. As has always been the case, members still have free and...
Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

No one looks for jobs in the paper anymore. Why use a resume designed for that era? A resume up-to-date in terms of career history...
Four Easy Ways to Increase Your Profile Views on LinkedIn

Four Easy Ways to Increase Your Profile Views on LinkedIn

If your goal is to generate attention (particularly from recruiters), a stagnant LinkedIn profile or one merely up to date is not likely to...
5 Online Tools for a Quick, Targeted Job Search

5 Online Tools for a Quick, Targeted Job Search

Shorten Your Job Search by Leveraging these Internet Tools to their Fullest Targeted research can offer a tremendous advantage when it comes to executing a...
Five Steps to Getting the Skinny on a Company Worth Targeting

Five Steps to Getting the Skinny on a Company Worth Targeting

Whether identifying companies to target or preparing for an interview, research is a critical component to any successful career strategy.   Most career coaches and interviewing...
Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Changing industries can be challenging. Changing careers even more so as you are going up against others with years in the role and/or industry. With...
How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter for a Career Transition

How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter for a Career Transition

Career transitions can be daunting in today’s market where hiring managers expect to immediately see how you are a perfect fit for the position...
All I Ever Needed to Know About Job Searching I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Ever Needed to Know About Job Searching I Learned...

There’s a lot out there when it comes to job searching advice – from the ins and outs of applicant tracking software to navigating...
5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary Section

5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary...

Did you know that after the headline section LinkedIn is the second most widely-read section on your profile? Furthermore, studies show readers spend more...
Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

As a resume writer, the majority of resumes that come my way are out of date from a formatting perspective and are tough to...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and they are hoping a return to Corporate America will...

Q: Why is My Resume Being Ignored? A: It Must Answer...

It’s been said before – your resume has between six and 20 seconds to get past that initial skim read and into the “keep”...

Resume in a Black Hole? Perhaps it is Not Answering 3...

It’s been said before – your resume has between six and 20 seconds to get past that initial skim read and into the “keep”...

Steps Big and Small to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone...

The idea of being active on LinkedIn strikes fear into the hearts of those who view anything other than owning a completed LinkedIn profile...

4 Steps to Camouflaging a Gap in Employment

Overcoming a gap in employment can be overwhelming. Whether you left the job market by choice or otherwise – after working with hundreds of unemployed...

Print Reading is Dead – Is Your Resume Ready for it’s...

It’s been said before – your resume must impress in record time – a matter of seconds. What many don’t realize, however, is that...

How to Move Up the Ladder When You Don’t Have Leadership...

The phrase “moving up the corporate ladder” should more accurately be rephrased “moving up the corporate pyramid.” Let’s face it – there are fewer...

Three Steps to a Successful Career Change

Career changes are challenging in today’s market where hiring managers expect to understand immediately how you are a perfect fit for the role at hand. Strong...

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How-To Run and Optimise A Social Media Contest

How-To Run and Optimise A Social Media Contest

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD GENERATE A 35% INCREASE IN SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS, AS WELL AS HUNDREDS OF LEADS BY RUNNING...

How To Get Unstuck

It is so simple. It is always available to us. And we forget. When a business conversation suddenly gets stuck. When we start playing verbal ping...

Why Pokemon Go Is Great For Small Businesses

DID YOU KNOW: POKEMON GO HAS BEEN INSTALLED ON TWICE AS MANY PHONES AS TINDER, DOUBLED THE ENGAGEMENT OF SNAPCHAT AND HAS OVERTAKEN TWITTER...
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The ‘Who Do You Know Syndrome’ Becomes a Society Issue

The gap between the two social classes (Haves and Have not) continues to widen as our present societies have adopted class difference as a...

[Public Speaking] Case Studies That Help Business Growth

I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I SPOKE IN PUBLIC AT AN EVENT AND I WAS SHAKING, MY HANDS WERE SWEATY AND IT WAS THE...