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  That’s Really Interesting … Now Take it off Your Resume
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2013
As a resume writer you tend to run up against the same issues on a regular basis. One of the most common challenges is working with a client who has a very diverse background, or who has taken a career detour. This is perfectly possible to address, but every now and then, I work with a client who truly believes that all those experiences are equally valuable in getting their next job. Sometimes, it’s hard for this person t...
 
  Bulldoze Your Resume and Re-Create the Territory
by Debra Ann Matthews - May, 2013
Have you ever watched a big heavy equipment vehicle tear down trees, an old building or a wooded area? And within weeks, a new subdivision or shopping area emerges? I’d like to share with you 5 ways that you can run a bulldozer through your current resume to re-create a keyword rich, accomplishment-laden document that will generate interview requests for you. #1 – Run the bulldozer over all phrases on your resume more than...
 
  Your Guide to Applying for a Job in 150 Characters or Less
by Jen Glantz - May, 2013
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way—by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes out at 140 characters) and similar to a quick-and-to-the-point elevator pitch, this new request forces you to carefully select wor...
 
  Is Your Resume Gone, Like a Dinosaur?
by Debra Ann Matthews - May, 2013
Is your resume gone, like a dinosaur? Some of you really want to land your 1st after college, relocate to a new city, re-enter the job force after military or other retirement. Yet, your best efforts to display your professional best have come up short. I have to ask you to first address the similarity between your resume and a dinosaur. Is your resume gone like a dinosaur? We enjoy dinosaurs as a source of play and creati...
 
  Resume Reboot
by John E. Kobara - Apr, 2013
Nobody should be the victim of their own resume. Odds are you have neglected your resume. It is a poor reflection of who you are, what you have done and where you are going. I see so many horrific resumes! This is your key marketing and networking document whether you like it or not. Once you come to grips with the fact that this document will probably determine how your career path goes, hopefully you will spend more time...
 
  10 Items That Should be Removed From Your Resume Pronto!
by Barbara Safani - Apr, 2013
Sometimes people list pieces of information on their resume that no longer have a place there because they are outdated or irrelevant. Here are a few of my favorites. Are you guilty of any of these or are there any others you would add to the list? 1) Your SAT or GMAT scores 2) Your dated GPA from 10+ years ago or the fact that you graduated cum laude 3) The fact that you are an Eagle Scout 4) A hobbies list that rea...
 
  Part IV – Q&A For Creating An Outstanding Resume
by Ramon Greenwood - Apr, 2013
Format-related Questions Q: Why is there so much contradictory advice about how a good resume should look, or what information should be in it? A: Everyone just disagrees!!! There is no single approach. Stay away from claims and assertions, e.g., Visionary team builder. Provide quantifiable, validated hard evidence. Everything needs to be substantiated. You need to provide proof that you CAN; otherwise you cast d...
 
  Part III – Q&A For Creating An Outstanding Resume
by Ramon Greenwood - Apr, 2013
Q: How do I mention achievements without bragging? A: Shift your resume from a responsibility focus to a contribution focus. Highlight the problems you solved. Highlight what you delivered. Provide specific stories that illustrate how you communicate, how you manage, how you network. Problem-Action-Results. Q: I would like to develop and advertise my “Personal Brand”. What steps should I take? A: First you...
 
  Your Resumé Is You
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2013
Most employers learn about college students from their resumés. Whatever is on the resumé is all they know about the student. Therefore, if the resumé has few examples of accomplishments and successes, the employer will have little reason to interview the candidate. Since employers use the resumé as a screening device, your resumé is you. In the end, employers are interested in only one thing. They want to learn abo...
 
  15 Ways to Describe Yourself in an Interview
by Ken Sundheim - Mar, 2013
In just about every interview, the interviewer asks the question, “How would you describe yourself?” While this is something that should be anticipated and practiced, many job seekers overlook the importance of this question and fail to take the time to formulate the right answers. Moreover, when describing ourselves, we should approach our answers in an honest, candid manner. Even though some answers are laid out below,...
 
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