How Many Resumes Do You Need?

In today’s highly competitive job marketplace, the answer to this question should almost never be one — unless you find the same exact job descriptions listed for multiple openings. Resumes need to be tailored to specific jobs and companies. So, consider this advice from Dawn Rasmussen (president of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services), writing for […]

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“How to Create a Personal Brand Without Being a Jerk”

This is an interesting article title, right? Yet, it’s true. We need to communicate who we are and why we are the right applicant for a job — without coming across as too cocky or arrogant. As Joshua Waldman writes for Careerealism.com: “Branding is a very creative process. So, put on your creativity hat. Seriously. […]

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Resume Tips: Don’t Do This

In preparing, editing, and targeting your resume to specific companies and jobs, there are several things NOT to do. Here are 10 tips from Dawn Dugan, writing for Salary.com: Do not include an unrealistic objective: “Outlandish, overconfident, or ‘out there’ objective statements almost always ensure that the rest of your resume isn’t read.” Do not […]

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Ever Think of Creating a Video Resume?

You know you are great. Your family knows you are great. Your friends know you are great. But how do you get potential employers to think you are great? How about presenting yourself in a way that is still used sparingly: a video resume clip? We’re marketers. So think outside the box. [BTY: This does […]

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DON’T Commit a Major Resume Blunder

You wouldn’t do this would you? According to Forbes, “Harris Interactive conducted a survey on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,298 hiring managers to unearth 12 of the most eccentric things employers have ever seen on résumés this year. For instance, one applicant wrote about her family being in the mob, while another candidate applying for […]

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Companies Tell Applicants: Please, No More Résumés!

      From the Wall Street Journal Click the image for the full story What happens to a resume after it’s submitted online? Job seekers who apply to positions online complain that they rarely even receive a confirmation, let alone a personal response. Lauren Weber has details on The News Hub.

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