Don't give away the goods!

Client after client tells us how friends or fellow colleagues in transition ask for copies of their resume. Flattering, right? Well, that depends on what the other person is planning to do with your content. A couple of times a year we get a new client and the resume they arrive with looks remarkably like […]

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I was "let go." How do I explain that on my resume?

Putting a positive spin on a job that ended under less-than-positive circumstances can be a challenge. However, depending on the circumstances, it can be presented in a way that minimizes speculation and possible questions. Jobs that end because of a reduction in force (commonly known as a layoff or downsizing) should be addressed in the […]

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Are objective statements necessary?

Yes, but today we call them positioning statements or headlines. These are used to present to the reader at the top of the page what you are and who are. Remember when you were in school? You learned to write a paragraph and the first thing you had to develop was a topic sentence. Think […]

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One-page resume. Fact or myth?

Should resumes only be one page? We get asked this question all the time. One of the biggest misconceptions people have about resumes is the rule that resumes should never be longer than one page. If you have been in the job market for a long time, it is almost impossible to completely capture a […]

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Resume and career transition

When you have been in the same job or with the same employer for many years, it’s only natural to wonder how relevant your history has become. The primary goal of any resume is to communicate the expected benefits a new employer can expect to gain by hiring you. To do this, you must demonstrate […]

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The perfect resume: 4 things to consider

When writing or updating your resume, here are the top four things to consider: Is your resume strategically focused? A resume is, or should be, a strategically focused document that sells your qualifications and experiences in their best possible light. The high school and college placement office approach, which focuses heavily on tasks and duties, […]

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