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William (Liam) Hickey


Role and Company

Sr. Consultant, Willpower Careers


14 years experience in consulting


Chicago, IL

About William (Liam)

I am a career coach, IT consultant, English teacher, writer, and editor. For over 15 years, I have helped candidates find career opportunities, write résumés, and prepare for interviews. I have written a book on job searching—Hold My Hand! … and find me a job—and started my own business. I also taught business English in Mexico for over two years to executives, consultants, salespeople, and other professionals.

I explain the psychology behind résumés, interviewing, and salary negotiation in straightforward ways with exercises that develop these essential career skills.

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Articles by William (Liam)

5 years ago

Critical Content for Private Sector Résumés

Résumé Bullets: Factual Bragging

Your résumé is missing something that will transform it into one that gets the...

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William (Liam)'s Recent Answers

11 months ago

My resume has received 43 rejections in the past ten weeks

Christopher, For your situation, three possibilities stand out to me: 1) Most likely, your résumé needs more numbers. Most r�...

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11 months ago

I need temp work that pays around $50/hr. Where should I look?

I like Jennifer's idea of tutoring. I recommend marketing to successful business people and graduate students, basically those with money...

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2 years ago

Looking to change jobs. I am currently a GS 7 and want to rewrite my resume for other positions. Is there anyone willing to review my resume and provide feedback.

Corey, without having seen your résumé, I'd like to offer this advice. . . . 1) Are you applying for federal jobs or...

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3 years ago

I am now a cleared professional, but haven't been in the Intelligence field in a long time. How can I apply for jobs using my clearance?

Hi, Keesha. Since you are in DC with a TS, you could sneeze and get a recruiter's attention. I lived...

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4 years ago

Landing a job with no experience

Review a lot of announcements for jobs that you are interested in for that industry. From those, identify the credentials...

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