Tag Archive | "Resume Writing"

What to Do When Your Boss Steals Your Thunder

Monday, November 10, 2014

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There is nothing more galling than to see someone else take credit for your achievements, especially when the perpetrator is your own boss. But what should you do about it? Stay quiet and let your efforts go unrecognized? Or speak up and risk ruining your chances of progressing within your organization? The main thing to […]

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Procrastination and Lack of Confidence

Monday, September 22, 2014

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In the last post, we discussed the fears that cause procrastination, and the basic human needs that cause the fears. Those needs could range from putting bread on the table, to creating a financial safety net, to gaining the respect of others. When we fear those needs won’t be met, it’s very difficult to develop […]

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Fear: the Root of All Procrastination

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Has your job search stalled or perhaps never even got going properly in the first place? Are you beating yourself up for being “lazy?” It may well be that laziness is not your problem at all. In most cases, what lies behind procrastination is really fear. Why, you might ask, should a job search be […]

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What’s Missing from Your Resume?

Monday, July 28, 2014

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You need to stand out. If you’ve been job hunting for a while without getting any response, maybe it’s because your resume is nothing special. And maybe you think it’s supposed to be that way.   You’ve heard that you shouldn’t use fancy paper or a large font on your resume, and that is correct. […]

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Yes, the Order of Your Resume Matters

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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If you sat down in a restaurant and picked up the menu, you wouldn’t expect to receive the check before you ordered, would you? That wouldn’t make sense. And you wouldn’t know what to pay.   Think about how your resume looks to the busy hiring manager who’s reading it for the first time. Here […]

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When Your Experience Doesn’t Match Your Talents

Monday, July 7, 2014

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It’s a familiar story to those looking to start their careers, or perhaps switch to a different career path. You see a job you want and think you can handle, but no hiring manager looking at the past experience on your resume would agree with you.   Let’s say, for example, that you’ve been in […]

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Rocking Your Resume

Monday, August 20, 2012

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When we think of career influencers, we typically imagine entrepreneurs, business leaders, and power players. But really the inspiration should come from any type of employee, so long as he dedicates himself to his work. That includes rock stars. Now, we’re not suggesting you wear spandex to your interview or trash the company’s lobby. We […]

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Don’t Have Experience? Still Looking for a Job?

Monday, March 12, 2012

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The eternal Catch-22: you want a certain job, but you need to have experience.  And you can’t get that experience unless you can get that job.  To anyone who’s looking for a job, this can become a nightmare.  You feel like you’re stuck between a resume and a hard place.  While you continue to send […]

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Be Specific on Your Resume

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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When you’re looking for a job, it might be tempting to just send off as many of your resumes as possible.  After all, the more you send, the most chances you get, right?  While that’s certainly true, you’re going to catch more hiring departments, not with honey, but with specific words and details on your […]

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Resume Writing – What not to include – GOOFS, GAFFES AND BLUNDERS!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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goofs, gaffes and blunders – what not to include in your resume     We all think we know how important our resume is, but with more than 30,000,000 of the things out there in circulation every month in the US alone, getting it right is more important than ever.   Recruiters are busy people.  […]

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