Robin Ryan, known as America’s Top Career Expert, is a prolific writer of articles and books. She has four #1 Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestselling career books with four others top sellers.
She currently publishes a column in Forbes.com covering a wide range of job search and career topics. Below is a selection of her most recent and popular articles.
The articles below are also organized by topics for Resumes and Cover Letters, LinkedIn, and Interviewing.
Common Zoom Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid
Many Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers have decided to start a job search. Unfortunately, some of them have not had an interview in years. Because they
HR Reveals What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Wear to a Job Interview
A frequent question that comes up when I’m teaching Job Interview Skills is, “What should I wear to the interview?” A recent class I led had
Here Is A LinkedIn Secret Weapon To Land A Job
Kathleen contacted me because this baby boomer needed career assistance. Her husband had gotten an executive position in a new state, and they were moving
How To Create An Impressive LinkedIn Personal Brand
Not everyone using LinkedIn is looking for a job. Today, John sought my help as he is the CEO and Founder of his own company.
Answers To Tough Employer Job Interview Questions
“Interviews seemed to be a lot harder than I remember,” says Nick, a Baby Boomer executive who called for Interview Prep Coaching. “I was so
Age Discrimination Worries? Resume Changes You Should Make
“I’m over 60 and I worry that I’m not landing a job because of my age,” said Ann, a Senior HR Director who called me
Salary Negotiations Can Be Tricky In Today’s Job Market: Here’s How To Secure Top Dollar From An Employer
The largest salary increase you are likely to obtain in your career comes when you quit your job and go to work for another employer,
How To Hire A Resume Writer And Not Get Duped
This article was originally published in Forbes.com. Sarah called today because she said her friend’s friend in HR recommended me. She had previously paid $500
What Employers Want To See In Your Resume And Most People Aren’t Doing It
Resume Writing is never easy. You must understand how to craft your resume to quickly grab an employer’s attention in 20 seconds or less. Most
Time To Update Your Resume — Here’s One Secret To Use
Valerie, 59, is a human resources manager, working at a prominent company, who had asked for my help in writing her resume. She said, “I
Resume Quiz To See If Employers Will Respond To Your Resume
Writing a persuasive resume is challenging for most people. Yet, a top-quality resume that effectively sells your skills and accomplishments to an employer is essential
HR Advice On How To Write Your LinkedIn Summary
Some people just freeze when it comes to writing their LinkedIn Summary. This advice from HR professionals will help you start and finish.
LinkedIn Photo Tips To Look Your Best
“It’s astounding how many people have a really poor photo of themselves on LinkedIn. It is so unprofessional,” said Sophia, an HR Specialist I had
Best Way To Open An Interview To Secure A Job Offer
“We would like you to come in for an interview.” Those wonderful words are what every job hunter wants to hear. Kathy, 55, an HR
Employers Ignoring Your Resume? 5 Mistakes To Avoid
I recently worked with Dave, an over 50 client who had his resume written by a service, and they made his resume look sharp, eye-catching,
Cover Letters Are Now Essential To Standout to Employers — Here’s an Example
Today’s job market is very competitive, so you need a way to stand out. “The biggest mistake many job hunters are currently making is that
17 LinkedIn Profile Writing Tips To Make You Standout
Today, my first phone call was from a Baby Boomer who asked if she really needs a LinkedIn profile? She was not job hunting, and
Avoid These Job Interview Mistakes That Turn Employers Off
Are you underestimating how challenging online job interviewing is? Tim was. In the last year, this Baby Boomer had gone on 10 executive-level interviews and
21 Ways to Improve Your Resume
Your resume needs to get through the applicant tracking system and then get selected by the recruiter or HR person doing the initial screening. When
Clinch The Job Writing A Persuasive Interview Thank You Email
As I was finishing up an Interview Coaching session with an over 50 client she asked, “What should I do about a thank you note?
Career Advice for Recent or Soon-To-Be College Graduates
In this interview with Robin, she offers career advice aimed at recent and soon-to-be graduates. She covers graduate studies, internships, career networking, LinkedIn, helpful websites, interviewing, and more.