Pretend You're Fired Today

Job security planning in an uncertain world. Career continuity, resume writing, job search networking and interview tactics to stay continuously employed.
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Jan 9, 2017

Can you believe it?

Most people are using the same old resume every time they’re looking for a job. The one you got down at the college career center many years ago.

And what's worse… They’re trying to score executive level positions with something that looks like it came from the 70s. No wonder they’re struggling to get calls. It doesn’t make sense!

But hey. If you’re one of them? Don’t panic. You are in the right place. We’re going to fix your resume for you starting right now.

In this second episode of the Pretend You’re Fired podcast you’re going to find out 6 key things you need to change in your resume to make it irresistible for any hiring manager

Show notes:

  • The one word you should never use in your resume. (2:58)
  • How to “make” your resume motivate any recruiter so they can’t wait to pass it on to their clients. (3:20)
  • Something specific you must put at the very beginning to grab the hiring manager’s attention immediately. (4:19)
  • How to make your resume stand out with whitespace. (5:23)

The exact number of pages your resume should have based on your years of experience. (So you don’t risk making it too long!) (6:21)

Go to, download your free cheat sheet and follow along as we go through each step.

Ready? Let’s dive right in!

Dec 29, 2016

Welcome to the new podcast series Pretend You’re Fired!

“Hey, what’s up with the negative title?” I hear you ask.

Well, here’s the thing: Don’t think people are fired based on poor performance alone.

Companies downsize and restructure all the time, economy changes, jobs get outsourced and automated. You could be the best employee on the planet and you could still lose your job.

Let me ask you this: If you were unexpectedly let go today, would you be okay?

What if you were ok? Wouldn’t that feel great?

There are things you can do starting today to make sure you always have your bases covered no matter what happens.

And that’s the purpose of this podcast: To help you build the foundations of your job security so you know you’ll be fine even if you get fired when you least expect it!

Show notes:

  • How this successful senior manager got fired unexpectedly and why everyone is at risk. (1:30)
  • The single best advice Lisa got from a friend built the foundation for her job security. (2:32)
  • "The List” that creates the freedom to turn down jobs you don’t like. (4:10)
  • First thing you must do while you still have a job so you cover all your bases. (7:27)
  • Find out the one thing all employers are looking for when reading your resume. (10:40)
  • How to network and create opportunities for you without getting fired. (11:15)


Here’s what to do next:

Grab yourself a free copy of the Resume Cheat Sheet, put on your headphones and let’s get started!

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