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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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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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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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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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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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3 Things Headhunters Do Wrong

Written by on January 12, 2015 in Blog, Careers, Headhunters with 0 Comments
3 Things Headhunters Do Wrong

Things Headhunters Do Wrong I know what you’re thinking—things headhunters do wrong could fill a book—and you’re probably right. But today I’m only going to tackle a couple of the main issues. In fact, let me clarify that even more—these are only main issues as I see them. And I’m looking at it from the wrong side […]

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When Is Midnight?

Written by on November 17, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Grammar, Writing with 0 Comments
When Is Midnight?

Clarifying What We Mean—When Is Midnight? During one of my book promotions, the people running the ad sent me this message: Hi Giacomo, I will be posting your book, Murder Has Consequences, as a bargain book on Wednesday, 7/17. Please leave your book on sale until midnight 7/18. Thanks, Administrator I thought to myself, but when […]

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Secrets That Headhunters Keep

Written by on November 10, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Headhunters, Interviews with 0 Comments
Secrets That Headhunters Keep

What a Headhunter Doesn’t Tell You Working with headhunters can be beneficial, helpful, troublesome, and frustrating. And sometimes all of these can be rolled up into one experience. The best way to deal with headhunters is for both parties to be honest. The problem is that not all job seekers—or headhunters—follow that rule. I’ll cover […]

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You Only Need 3 Things On Your Resume

Written by on October 27, 2014 in Blog, Careers, resume tips, Resumes with 2 Comments
You Only Need 3 Things On Your Resume

3 Important Sections of Your Resume I have been reviewing resumes for more than 30 years. During that time, I think I’ve seen it all—from one-page resumes to ones that looked more like small books, weighing in at 30 plus pages. The crazy thing is that the vast majority of people continue to include things […]

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Tell Me About Yourself

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews with 0 Comments
Tell Me About Yourself

Behavioral Interview Questions—Tell Me About Yourself Before we get started with this section, let’s talk a little about how to answer questions. Yes, (said with a sigh) there is a method to everything, especially when dealing with behavioral interviewing questions, and especially when dealing with the seemingly innocent “tell me about yourself” question. Most companies […]

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Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews with 2 Comments
Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?

Preparing For the Question—Why Did You Leave Your Last Position One of the most important parts of an interview is the preparation phase. That is where you research the company and the interview team, and practice how you’ll answer the questions the team might ask. And trust me, the outcome of the interview’s success is […]

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