Episode 2: Markey Read Leadership, Organizational and Career Development Coach


7 Ways to Improve Your Resume in the New Year

Posted by Erica Houskeeper on December 22, 2014

Improve_your_resumeIs changing your job or career direction one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, then it’s time to update and refine your resume. But choosing which accomplishments and experiences to list and enhance on your resume can be difficult, especially if it’s been a while since your last job search.

What are the most current resume guidelines you should be following? Should your resume style be chronological or functional? What’s the difference between an objective and summary? Isn’t there a rule about keeping a resume to one page?

Career consultant Markey Read of Williston answers these questions and more.

Ways to improve your resume and stand out from the crowd

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How to Change Careers  –
Without Taking Time Off

mediaPosted by Erica Houskeeper on July 29, 2014

Do you ever dream about doing something completely different with your career? Most of us have thought about making a significant change at one time or another.
But let’s face it — walking away from job security and a regular paycheck isn’t easy. In some cases, it takes a layoff to move into a new career direction. Or perhaps you have the resources to leave your job and live off your savings while you explore new options. But what if you are gainfully employed and can’t afford to take time off while you pursue a new career? Whatever the case may be, changing careers takes time, patience, and commitment

Career consultant Markey Read offers the following five tips on how to change careers:

Connect with Your Network

When embarking on a new career, networking is key. Talk to people in the line of work you are interested in and find out exactly what they do. That way you can learn how people in a particular profession spend their days and help you determine whether the job is a good fit.

Read suggests the best way to find people in a new career area is to reach out to a few contacts in your existing network. If your job search is confidential, Read advises to make that abundantly clear up front.

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MYERS-BRIGGS: Knowing Your Type

Posted by Meredith King on January 27, 2014
myersbriggsThe Washington Post reported in 2013 that the future looks unclear for the Myers-Briggs questionnaire – “the gold standard of psychological assessments” used by employees and business leaders alike to figure out how their personality styles mesh with others in the workplace.
But career consultant Markey Read says such reports are nothing new – and should not have any long-lasting impact on the popularity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) instrument or the personality type theory that underpins it.
“MBTI is the most widely used instrument of its kind in the entire world, translated into more than 35 languages. It has a reach that is quite significant,” she says. “It’s a phenomenal door opener; it opens the door to conversation.”
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