How do I nicely say this? I love that fact that clients call me up for resume reviews, and inquiries about services offered, however, I hate it when they do it from work. It makes me feel like I’m contributing to bad behavior on the job and the last thing I want to do is contribute to the fuel that may get them fired.

Therefore, if you ever want a free resume critique, just call or email, but please don’t do the following:

1. Email me a copy of your resume from work

2. Ask me to return your call to a work phone number

Why? Because someone in IT can and possibly is monitoring your email and computer usage. Did you know there are software programs that capture and store every web page visited? That means even your personal yahoo emails can be read by your employer. So they don’t need to know that you are updating your resume.

Please help me help you. Leave me your HOME phone number and the best time to call (refer to your time zone also.) Let me know if you don’t want me to mention my company name (1st Rate Resumes) when leaving a message, and give me a personal email address to respond to your needs.

My goal is to help you in your job search, without hurting you in your current job.

–Susan Geary, CERW / 1st Rate Resumes