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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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14 “A” Words That People Misuse

Written by on December 15, 2014 in Blog, Grammar, Misused Words, Writing with 2 Comments
14 “A” Words That People Misuse

Words That People Misuse Have you ever heard someone say “ain’t”, and thought—they should improve their grammar? Most of us have probably thought that at some point. But perhaps we shouldn’t judge too harshly, because there are many words that are misused on a daily basis. They might not seem as bad as ain’t, but some […]

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Business Redundancies

Written by on November 28, 2014 in Blog, Grammar, Misused Words, Uncategorized, Writing with 0 Comments
Business Redundancies

List of Business Redundancies    Everyday speech, television, movies, books, emails, and all other forms of communication are riddled with redundancies. Most of it is harmless, of no consequence, but if you want to present yourself in the best light, try learning a few of the more common business redundancies. These appear frequently on resumes, […]

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Redundancies

Written by on November 28, 2014 with 0 Comments
Redundancies

Redundancies       If you enjoyed this, please share. And don’t forget to check out my other Infographics here. by

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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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5 Resume Mistakes & Why They Might Be Killers

Written by on August 4, 2014 in Blog, resume tips, Resumes, Writing with 1 Comment
5 Resume Mistakes & Why They Might Be Killers

Resume Mistakes People think recruiters and resume writers exaggerate when we say that resume mistakes kill your chances of an interview. The truth is more complicated than that simple statement. Mistakes do kill resumes, but not for the reasons you might think. Before we go into all of the details of why mistakes matter, let’s look at […]

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25 Power Words to Use on Your Resume

Written by on May 24, 2014 with 0 Comments
25 Power Words to Use on Your Resume

If you want to see the full article, click here. The word choices you make can be powerful. It can make a big difference in  how your resume is viewed. Instead of drab old cliches, try a few of these power words.     If you want to download the pdf, click the button below. […]

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Two-Dollar Words

Written by on May 24, 2014 with 0 Comments
Two-Dollar Words

Two-Dollar Words If you want to see the full text of this article, click here.     You can download the pdf by clicking the button below. You’ll have to sign up as a subscriber, but once you do, all the info graphics are free, as well as other files. Two-Dollar Words – download pdf […]

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Don’t Be Afraid of Semicolons

Written by on May 23, 2014 with 0 Comments

We Are Semicolons; Don’t Be Afraid Most people either don’t use a semicolon because they aren’t sure of the rules, or, they use them improperly. They aren’t difficult to master, at least not for the basics. If you learn these three rules, you’ll have enough knowledge to cover almost all instances. I wrote a post about semicolons […]

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Power Words For Resumes

Written by on May 12, 2014 in Blog, Grammar, resume tips, Writing with 2 Comments
Power Words For Resumes

Power Words For Resumes Words can be very powerful. And since your resume is—by necessity—limited to a page or two, it is important that the words you use have impact. Resumes consist of incomplete sentences and bullet points; you can’t afford to use weak or passive verbs. I compiled this list from many sources, including […]

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You Keep Using That Word…

Written by on December 9, 2013 in Blog, Grammar, Misused Words, Uncategorized, Writing with 0 Comments
You Keep Using That Word…

A lot of writing, whether or not it’s books or, especially formal business writing, has become excessively bloated, quite pretentious, and very confusing. It has been heavily bogged down with redundancies, and it seems to be quickly getting much worse. Whoa! I hope you made it this far, because if it had been me reading […]

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Two-Dollar Words Make You Look Like An Ass

Written by on November 18, 2013 in Blog, Grammar, Misused Words, resume tips, Writing with 12 Comments
Two-Dollar Words Make You Look Like An Ass

Two-Dollar Words Many people think that the bigger the word you use the better it sounds. They seem to equate the number of syllables, or scarcity of word usage to sounding scholarly. What these people don’t understand is that the trick is not to find the biggest word, but the word that works best in […]

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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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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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Sloppy Emails

Written by on July 19, 2013 in Blog, Writing with 2 Comments
Sloppy Emails

Business Emails According to Mashable, there are approximately 145 billion emails sent every day. No matter how you count it, that’s a lot of emails. I receive quite a few from people looking for jobs, inquiring about the market, or sometimes just asking me if I know how to reach someone we both know. The […]

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