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3 Things Every Resume Should Have

Written by on October 28, 2013 in Blog, Careers, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
3 Things Every Resume Should Have

3 Things Every Resume Should Have If you want to make a difference on your resume, a real difference, make sure to include these three things. The items I’m talking about are these: #, $, %. The symbols don’t have to be on there but what they represent should. Not every resume will have them, […]

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25 Impact Words For Your Resume

Written by on October 21, 2013 in Blog, Careers, Grammar, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
25 Impact Words For Your Resume

25 Impact Words For Your Resume (Most of this is an excerpt from one of the chapters in my book, No Mistakes Resumes.) Your resume should be filled with impact words. Words can be very powerful. Think of the emotions some of these simple statements generate: “I love you.” “I hate you.” “You are so […]

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What To Capitalize On Your Resume

Written by on September 29, 2013 in Blog, Grammar, resume tips, Resumes with 19 Comments
What To Capitalize On Your Resume

Capitalization Many people who write resumes have an inclination to capitalize damn near everything. Perhaps they think that by capitalizing words, those words, or the functions they represent, become more important; ergo, the person becomes more important. (Did I just use the word ergo? I did, didn’t I? Smack me if I ever do that […]

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Resume Tools

Written by on September 22, 2013 in Blog, Misused Words, resume tips with 0 Comments
Resume Tools

Resume Tools I’m going to start this post out discussing tools. You might wonder what tools have to do with resumes but you’ll see they have a lot in common; in fact, your entire resume is a tool, and it consists of hundreds of other tools—words. When you mention “tools,” most people think of a […]

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When Should You Write A Resume?

Written by on September 16, 2013 in Blog, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
When Should You Write A Resume?

When Should You Write A Resume? The technical answer is you should write a resume when you have a position to apply for; however, you should keep a document that resembles a resume updated at all times. Anytime that something occurs in your work history that you might want to put on a resume, update […]

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How To Format A Resume

Written by on September 9, 2013 in Blog, resume tips, Resumes with 2 Comments
How To Format A Resume

What Is the Best Resume Format? First, let’s talk about… Formatting Mistakes Note: Part of this I’ve taken from the formatting chapter in my book, No Mistakes Resumes. A lot of people pay no attention to the resume format, but that’s a huge mistake. Formatting deals with the readability of your resume, and that affects […]

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How To Kill An Interview

Written by on August 11, 2013 in Blog, Grammar, Resumes with 6 Comments
How To Kill An Interview

There’s a Lot of Reasons… …why I’m writing this post, and the heading of this sentence is one of the primary ones. To a growing number of people, the phrase, “There’s a lot of reasons,” and others like it are okay. They’re acceptable. But to other people, in particular, resume screeners and gatekeepers…let’s just say […]

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How To Improve Your Resume—Get Rid of Responsibilities

Written by on August 5, 2013 in Blog, Careers, resume tips, Resumes with 4 Comments
How To Improve Your Resume—Get Rid of Responsibilities

Responsibilities Dilute Your Message Responsibilities take up a huge part of most resumes, and that’s unfortunate. I say unfortunate because the space most people devote to responsibilities could be used much more effectively. If you have a compelling reason to list responsibilities, follow these few rules:  Keep it simple. Keep it short. Keep it relevant. […]

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What A Resume Isn’t

Written by on July 29, 2013 in Blog, resume tips, Resumes with 0 Comments
What A Resume Isn’t

Let’s Take A Look At Resumes By definition a resume is: …a brief account of one’s professional or work experience and qualifications. …a set of accomplishments …a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications. Please note the words in italics: experience, qualifications, accomplishments. That’s what a resume is about. A Resume Isn’t About… […]

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Resume Objectives—A Kiss of Death?

Written by on July 15, 2013 in Blog, Resumes with 2 Comments
Resume Objectives—A Kiss of Death?

Objectives I have been looking at resumes for 33 years. In all of that time, out of the tens of thousands of resumes I screened, I can’t recall a single one where the objective was so compelling that it made me stop and want to pick up the phone to call that person. There were […]

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References Available Upon Request

Written by on June 9, 2013 in Blog, Resumes with 0 Comments
References Available Upon Request

How the Gatekeepers Think This is by no means an attempt to portray the gatekeepers as anything other than the magnificent beings they are. (Whew! That was tough to get out.) All kidding aside, when I refer to the gatekeepers, I’m talking about anyone whose job involves screening resumes, which puts headhunters squarely in the […]

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What Is A Resume?

Written by on June 7, 2013 in Blog, Resumes with 2 Comments
What Is A Resume?

What Is a Resume? By definition it is: a brief account of one’s professional or work experience and qualifications. a set of accomplishments. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications. But That Doesn’t Begin To Explain It. A resume might take you from a job where you feel unwanted and unappreciated to […]

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