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How Important is Your Resume?
by Murad Ali.Resumes are another source of important information about candidates. If a resume is written with obvious spelling and grammar mistakes employers will usually discard it for reasons of basic knowledge and education. Getting the most qualified and pro...
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An Effective Resume Objective Can Make a Big Difference
by Joe Turner.A missing or lame Objective section can get your resume tossed in the trash in a matter of seconds. There are quite simply too many better resumes out there to bother. Yet most job seekers screw this up terribly.The basics are thus: toward the top ju...
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Do You Have This Key Element in Your Resume?
by Joe Turner.Most books on resume writing are terribly out-of-date. Although well intentioned and filled with other good information, most have not been updated for the job search realities of today. Surprisingly, few resume books will even mention what I am abou...
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Your Resume is Screening You Out. Dont Let it Happen.
by Joe Turner.Done Correctly, a good resume can: 1. Be your calling card. 2. Help you win an interview. 3. Set your agenda during the interview. 4. Continue to sell for you after you've left the interview.In today's real job search world, your resume will often wo...
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Resume Marketing Strategies
by Annemarie Cross.Due to the increasing competitiveness of todays job market requires the job seeker to be far more aggressive in their overall job search campaign, particularly when developing their career-marketing document – the resume.  With a window o...
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Resume 101: Enhancing the reference checking process
by Annemarie Cross.So, now just the reference checking process, BUT, unfortunately you did not make it to the following stage. Why not? Everything went so well. What possibly could have gone wrong?How often do I hear similar comments from candidates who are at an absol...
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Demystifying Resume Keywords
by Annemarie Cross.Previously known as buzz words, keywords are generally nouns (however can also include verbs), and are typically structured into compulsory and advantageous categories to identify crucial skills and experience required in a candidate.  To p...
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7 Common Résumé Clichés to Avoid
by Dr. Sander Marcus.1.Responsible for – Everyone is responsible for something on a job. And just because you are responsible for something doesn’t mean that you are a responsible person. Simply erasing “responsible for” or “responsibilities” from your descri...
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The 9 Circles of Résumé Purgatory
by Dr. Sander Marcus.Dante, in his famous “Inferno,” described the 9 circles of the netherworld in great detail. But there were no résumés in Dante’s time. Had there been, he undoubtedly would have reserved a special version of Hades, as follows: Like Dante’s I...
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How To Create A Resume: What You Need To Know
by Jill Brennan.Few people really understand how to create a resume that works for them. While your curriculum vitae is a factual document, it is also a marketing tool...and it is your best one when it comes to job hunting. In some cases, it is your only one. Becaus...
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Writing A Resume: Tips For Your Success
by Jill Brennan.Let's be honest - nobody loves writing a resume, especially their own!? It's frustrating to string together all of those life "episodes" in a way that makes sense for the direction in which we are now heading. Then there are those questions we ask ou...
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Resume Writing Solutions
by Michelle Dumas.Do you have a completely unblemished work history? Was writing your resume a breeze because you are perfectly qualified with a model career and educational background? Or, do you find yourself struggling to prepare your resume...struggling because of...
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Write Your Resume to Overcome Age Bias
by Michelle Dumas.DO trim your resume back to the most recent 10, 15, or 20 years. Your resume is a marketing document. It is NOT an autobiography. Readers want to know what you have done recently to add value in the companies you have been associated with. Skills, ex...
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Tips In Resume Writing: Establishing Your Focus
by Michelle Dumas.OBJECTIVE: A professional position with opportunities for advancement that will allow me to use the full range of my qualifications.Wow! Could you imagine an objective that could be any less specific? But, as a professional resume writer, I can tell ...
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Accomplishments - The Foundation of an Effective Resume
by Michelle Dumas.In a job search, your first introduction to an employer is almost always your resume. As such, it is absolutely essential that your resume immediately capture the attention of your reader. But how do you do that? When your resume is sitting on a desk...

What’s wrong with most resumes?
by Dr. Sander Marcus.Having written, edited, and critiqued literally thousands of resumes in all fields for over 30 years, I have come to the inescapable conclusion that most resumes fail to capture the attention of potential employers for 7 predictable (and curable) rea...
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Top 5 Resume Writing Myths & Mistakes To Avoid
by Michelle Dumas.1) Myth: Resumes should be only one, or at the most, two pages.In most cases, this is true. It is the rare reviewer of resumes who, when being completely honest, will tell you that he or she spends more than a few seconds in the first review of a res...
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How To Format Your Resume For Internet Job Searching
by Michelle Dumas.Email resumes...Web resumes...HTML resumes...Scannable resumes... Keyword resumes...Text resumes...ASCII resumes...PDF resumes...Word resumes...Traditional resumes...A resume is a resume, right? But then, what are all these different types of resumes...
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Market Yourself for an International Assignment
by Michelle Dumas.Do you dream about working abroad? Do your short or long-term career goals include an international assignment? Maybe you want to practice your ability to speak multiple languages. Perhaps you completed coursework or a degree in international busines...
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Resume Objectives ... The Hidden Pitfalls
by Roger Clark.Why Use Resume Objectives?Before we can discuss the pitfalls you first need to understand the reasons for including your resume objectives and how they relate to your resume and interview selection process.??Including an objectives section at the beg...
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Video Resume – Now enact your Curriculum Vitae
by Aditya Kumar.The resume, which has become one of the most important accessories for job search, has seen a lot of changes over time. Before typewriters and printers became popular, job applicants would carry a handwritten copy of their resume with them. Typewritt...
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What You Should Never Put on Your Resume
by Roger Clark.Liars Get Caught! What NOT to Put on Your Resume"Everybody does it" as they say. Face it, the job market can be a very tough place to compete. If everyone inflates their experience then how can an honest person get a job?Well, as tempting as it may b...
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Resume Software – The Hidden Pitfalls
by Roger Clark.Disadvantages of Resume SoftwareA large majority of software requires the use of their format; most commonly using the chronological resume style. While the chronological style is certainly the most traditional manner to write a resume, it is not alw...
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Resume Software – Advantages Revealed
by Roger Clark.The various resume software offered, particularly on the internet, can seem very attractive to job seekers; especially to those not comfortable writing resumes. At first glance resume writing software can provide a number of perks and can appear to b...
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Resume Formats – The Hidden Pitfalls
by Roger Clark.Deciding on a resume format is the first major decision to be made when creating your resume. The overall look of your resume depends on the resume format, font and outline you choose.The two main types of format in use are the chronological and func...
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