Why I Didn’t Read Your Résumé

Written by on April 9, 2018 in Blog, Careers, jobs, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
Why I Didn’t Read Your Résumé

Why I Didn’t Read Your Résumé When you’re searching for a job, not much is more frustrating than submitting your résumé for a job that you know you can do, and then never hearing back from the company. You’re left wondering why. Wonder no more. I’m going to tell you the five reasons why I […]

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Does Anyone Read Cover Letters?

Written by on March 26, 2018 in Blog, Careers, cover letters with 0 Comments
Does Anyone Read Cover Letters?

Does Anyone Read Cover Letters? It might seem ridiculous to ask Does anyone read cover letters? Because it’s like asking if anyone drinks coffee. The answers to both are simple: Yes, people drink coffee if it’s good. Yes, people will read a cover letter if it’s good. The key words to those answers were “If […]

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Three Interview Questions You Should Never Ask

Written by on March 12, 2018 in Blog, Careers, Interviews, Reference Checks with 0 Comments
Three Interview Questions You Should Never Ask

There Are Three Interview Questions You Should Never Ask If you’re fortunate enough to be invited to interview with a company, do yourself a favor and do not waste their time. What do I mean by that? It’s simple. Most people who are assigned to an interview team probably don’t want to be there. To […]

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Great Résumés Get Interviews

Written by on February 26, 2018 in Blog, Careers, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
Great Résumés Get Interviews

For everyone reading this, I’ve got news for you: good résumés do not earn you interviews. Only great résumés get interviews. How do you get a great résumé? Read on, and you’ll see. First, let’s look at the differences between a good resume and a great résumé. Good Résumés Get Looked at. Great Résumés Get […]

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Every Résumé Needs a Cover Letter

Written by on February 12, 2018 in Blog, Careers, cover letters, resume tips, Resumes, Writing with 0 Comments
Every Résumé Needs a Cover Letter

Every résumé needs a cover letter. Cover letters are your chance to shine (or look like an ass). The following is an excerpt from my book No Mistakes Resumes. I know that most people don’t use cover letters. That should make you happy. Why? Because that gives you an edge. Using a cover letter is like […]

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Mistakes to Avoid on Cover Letters

Written by on January 14, 2018 in Blog, cover letters, Grammar, Writing with 0 Comments
Mistakes to Avoid on Cover Letters

I know I already wrote about mistakes to avoid on cover letters, but that didn’t encompass all the common mistakes. It’s time to look at a few more of the common errors. More Cover-Letter Mistakes A cover letter opens up wonderful opportunities, but it is also where mistakes appear most often. In a cover letter, […]

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Grammar Rules You Should Break When Writing a Résumé

Written by on December 29, 2017 in Blog, Careers, Grammar, resume tips, Resumes, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Grammar Rules You Should Break When Writing a Résumé

I’ve mentioned time and again about making no mistakes on your résumé, but there are certain grammar rules you should break when writing a résumé. Résumés have their own set of rules, and they should be adhered to if you want your résumé read. Rule Number One Don’t Include the Articles “The”, “A”, or “An” […]

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When to Use Compound Modifiers

Written by on December 14, 2017 in Blog, Careers, Grammar, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
When to Use Compound Modifiers

When to Use Compound Modifiers on Résumés Compound modifiers play an important part in the English language, particularly when written. Many people pay no attention to them, but it’s important to know when to use compound modifiers—especially on résumés—because some of the people who screen résumés do pay attention. And of all the places where […]

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How to Make Your Résumé Perfect

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Blog, Careers, Job Descriptions, resume tips, Resumes with 2 Comments
How to Make Your Résumé Perfect

How to Make Your Résumé Perfect It sounds ridiculous to say writing a résumé is difficult, but it is—difficult, not ridiculous. I realize that it shouldn’t be. It’s your life that the résumé reflects, and it’s only a couple of pages. But it’s your life encompassing many years, and you need lots of facts and […]

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How to Read a Résumé

Written by on November 16, 2017 in Blog, Careers, cover letters, jobs, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
How to Read a Résumé

How to Read a Résumé Waiting to hear back from a company regarding your candidacy for a job can be frustrating. Sometimes the days stretch into weeks, and before long you’re convinced that they’re not interested, and you’re getting pissed off that they didn’t call or write to let you know. What could they be […]

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An Interview Is Like a Date

Written by on November 2, 2017 in Blog, Careers, Interviews, jobs, Resumes with 0 Comments
An Interview Is Like a Date

An Interview Is Like a Date I think it’s safe to say that the majority of people reading this have been on a date before. It may have been a long time, but I’m sure you remember the drill—or most of it. Your time for dating may be over, but probably not for interviewing. I […]

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Formatting a Résumé

Written by on October 12, 2017 in Blog, Careers, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
Formatting a Résumé

Formatting a Résumé If you want to know about formatting a résumé, the best way to do it is to make it as unobtrusive as possible. Don’t use special fonts or eccentric styling and, for God’s sake, don’t use pictures. Make the résumé as plain and simple as you can. The content is what’s important […]

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How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You the Interview

Written by on June 20, 2017 in Blog, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You the Interview

How to Write a Résumé. It’s easy to write a résumé, he said with a smirk. What could be easier? You’re simply reducing your five or ten or twenty-plus-year work history down to one or two pages. How to write a résumé sounds simple enough. But the reality is that editing anything is difficult, much […]

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Great Cover Letters Can Overcome Your Résumé’s Deficits

Written by on January 28, 2017 in Blog, Careers, cover letters, Resumes, Writing with 0 Comments
Great Cover Letters Can Overcome Your Résumé’s Deficits

How can a cover letter do that? Suppose you want to apply for a position working for a medical device company that designs and manufactures devices for diabetics to monitor their blood sugar. The job description calls for experience that you don’t have, but you do have the skills. Don’t fret. Great cover letters can […]

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What is Success? And What Isn’t It?

Written by on January 25, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
What is Success? And What Isn’t It?

What is Success? And What Isn’t It? What is success? Isn’t that subjective? Ask ten people and you’re likely to get at least seven different answers. One of my nephews is the epitome of what i consider a success; He has a wonderful wife, three gorgeous kids, his house is almost paid off, and, most […]

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The Importance of Trust in a Work Relationship

Written by on January 11, 2017 in Blog, Careers, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The Importance of Trust in a Work Relationship

The Importance of Trust in a Work Relationship I’ve been married for 47 years. I have run my own business for 33 years, and done business with more than a few of the same clients. I’ve gone to the same doctor for 35 years. What is the secret to all of this longevity? Trust. It’s […]

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Should I Include Months on a Résumé?

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Should I Include Months on a Résumé?

Should I Include Months on a Résumé? The Dilemma of Putting Months on a Résumé? Why should I? No one else does. I know. It’s tough to do the right thing. But as my dear old mother used to say, ‘If Johnny jumped off the bridge, would you do it too?’ That’s the same kind of dilemma […]

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Responsibilities Or Accomplishments?

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Blog, resume tips, Resumes, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Responsibilities Or Accomplishments?

Responsibilities Or Accomplishments? I have screened thousands of résumés, hell, tens of thousands. And yet, not much has changed. I still see about the same percentage of mistakes as when I started. What mistakes, you might ask? The ones demonstrated by that age-old haunting question–should I list responsibilities or accomplishments? There are plenty to choose […]

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How to Format a Résumé Properly

Written by on October 27, 2016 in Blog, Careers, resume tips, Resumes with 3 Comments
How to Format a Résumé Properly

How to Format a Résumé There are plenty of ways to format a résumé; I’ve seen a million (slight exaggeration). And there are almost as many opinions about how to do it right. But there aren’t many ways to format a résumé that aren’t distracting. And that’s what you want to aim for. You want a […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Numbers on Résumés

Written by on February 2, 2015 in Blog, resume tips, Resumes with 1 Comment
Everything You Need to Know About Numbers on Résumés

Numbers On Résumés Before we get started, I’m going to briefly discuss numbers and numerals. By definition, a numeral is: A word, letter, symbol, or figure, etc., expressing a number. There are rules regarding when to use the word numeral versus number. I’m going to ignore those rules and use number/s for everything. Now back to the looking […]

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