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  How To Tone Down Your Resume For Better Results
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
Has your resume run amok? Has attention-deficit diluted your writing prowess as you seek for the latest, hippest ways to market You, Inc.? If you have watched television programs or read articles from some of the major media lately, you’d think that “resumes gone wild” is the way to go. Here are three examples: 1. Six-second “Vine resumes” have crept through the latticework of the career landscape. 2. An Amazon resume...
 
  5 Ways to Start Your Resume With a Bang
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2013
Everyone tells you that it's important to make a strong first impression with your resume... "you only have 20 seconds" goes the standard advice. And it's true. Employers are busy and they get hundreds of resumes for most positions which means standing out is vital. But how do you actually do that? The good news is that it¡¦s not as hard as you might think. Here are 5 ways to start your resume with the kind of bang...
 
  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...
 
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