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Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

Nov 28, 2018

Imagine that you are a candidate for a great job. You put together the perfect application, you nail the interview, and it looks like the job is yours on a silver platter. But in your thank you note, you misspell the name of the hiring manager. That simple mistake can mean that the phone call you’re waiting for, offering you the job, never comes. Our guest this week on the Find Your Dream Job podcast, Donna Svei, says that even the most experienced professional can make writing mistakes. Donna shares how to avoid these mistakes, the best way to present yourself when crafting a resume, and whether or not you need a cover letter.

About Our Guest:

Donna Svei ( is an executive resume writer and a former retained search consultant. She has read over 100,000 resumes in her career and seen the same mistakes over and over, even in the resumes of top CEO’s. Her company, Avid Careerist (, helps clients craft interview-winning

Resources in this episode:

  • Visit Donna’s website, Avid Careerist (, for several sample resumes, along with helpful articles, for job seekers to get an idea of what a professionally written resume looks like.
  • If you tend to make writing mistakes, it could be helpful to work with an editor. Donna suggests online tools such as Grammarly ( or opt for personal support with Editorr (
  • Avoid the resume pitfalls we consistently see job seekers make with my free resource, "Don't Make These 8 Killer Resume Mistakes." In this guide, I’ll show you how to avoid the most common errors and get employers to take a second look at your resume. Download it today at