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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 0 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 0 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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Tips on Working With Headhunters — Part 1

Written by on September 16, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Headhunters with 4 Comments
Tips on Working With Headhunters — Part 1

Working With Headhunters Headhunters are hated by some, revered by others, but mostly viewed with indifference—a ubiquitous necessity. A part of doing business. I’ve been a headhunter for 30 years, and I can tell you the reception I’ve received from candidates has run the gamut—from a warm, pleasant “Let me close the door,” comment, to […]

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13 Interview Myths And How To Deal With Them

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews with 2 Comments
13 Interview Myths And How To Deal With Them

Interview Myths, Or Facts? Okay, you made it through the phone screen, you did your research and other preparation, and now you’re going for an on-site interview. Before you go, let’s review some of the more common interview myths to see if they’re true or not. The Interviewer Is Always Prepared—Myth Unfortunately, that’s not always […]

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The Danger of a Coffee-Shop Interview

Written by on July 7, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
The Danger of a Coffee-Shop Interview

The Danger of a Coffee-Shop Interview Don’t Think a Coffee-Shop Interview Is Easy Many candidates think a coffee-shop interview is as easy as it gets, and yet, it might be the toughest—if you don’t keep your guard up. How tough can it be? You are dressed casually. You’re at a public place on neutral ground. […]

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Resume Writing Is Not Rocket Science

Written by on June 30, 2014 in Blog, Careers, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
Resume Writing Is Not Rocket Science

Resume Writing Is Not Rocket Science Everyone seems to worry when it comes time to write their resume. Either that, or they rush through the process and end up with a piece of…well, you know. Don’t let it fool you. Resume writing is not rocket science; in fact, it’s not difficult at all. All You […]

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Goldilocks Method of Interviewing

Written by on June 23, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews with 0 Comments
Goldilocks Method of Interviewing

Be Perfect On Your Next Interview—Use The Goldilocks Method I realize this sounds ridiculous, but when you give it thought, a large part of the interview process is about avoiding mistakes. Yes, you have to show them you have the experience to do the job. Yes, you have to be able to answer their questions […]

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Resume Advice, And When To Take It

Written by on June 16, 2014 in Blog, Careers, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
Resume Advice, And When To Take It

When To Take Resume Advice, and When To Ignore It Most people pretend to listen to advice, but they seldom heed it. And nowhere is this more true than with resume advice. I see a lot of resumes. A few are good. A respectable number are okay. But most are poorly written. I try my […]

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3 Rules For Capitalization on Resumes

Written by on May 27, 2014 in Blog, Careers, resume tips, Resumes, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
3 Rules For Capitalization on Resumes

3 Rules For Capitalization on Resumes I wrote a post a few months ago about “What To Capitalize on a Resume,” but from the number of emails I receive it’s obvious I didn’t go into enough detail. In this post, I’ll cover a few of the rules for capitalization, and we’ll go into more detail […]

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