Yearly Archives: 2013


Today we are 13.

Today is a big day for 1st Rate Resumes. It was 13 years ago today that I walked into the San Diego County Building and registered the name in the State of California. It was my resolution to start a new job, so I created one. Mind you, I knew…


Attention New College Graduates

If you are about to graduate college, you’ve come to the right place. First Rate Resumes has helped hundreds of new college graduates launch their career.  It’s a tough economy, however, employers are still hiring. There’s just more competition. In order to compete effectively, you’ll need a 1st Rate Resume…


Right from the horse’s mouth….

Part of my job as a career coach is to keep an eye out on burgeoning trends; know when trends become passe; and listen, listen, listen to what hiring authorities want and need to see on a resume to garner their attention. I read a lot of blogs and advice…


Why People Quit Their Jobs

After 13 years of writing resumes, and hearing way too many workplace horror stories, it’s easy to figure out why people quit their jobs. While money and the ability to make a difference are definitely factors; the majority of job seekers have revealed to me they are not quitting their…


We’re on the Move

1st Rate Resumes is closed until late September while we relocate our business to Arizona. Once we’re up and running again, a new phone number will be listed and this message will be gone. Meanwhile, we are booking appointments and chatting with our clients online during our cross-country move. If…


Be Careful When it Comes to HR

So you’re having problems with your boss? Are you headed right to Human Resources to complain or threaten a lawsuit? Before you do, know this — HR ain’t your friend. Oh they may act like they are, but in truth, the HR department exists to keep the company from getting…


Remembering Forrest Glenn Spencer

This entry is hitting me hard as I write it, as 1st Rate Resumes lost a long time friend, colleague, and writing partner last week. Many of our clients will remember Forrest Glenn Spencer, our humble researcher who dug up information on everything from occupations, job openings, and background checks.…