Resumes

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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