Category Archives: Resume
How to Prevent Your Resume from Looking Like Your Obituary
You have read obituaries. They list every job the deceased held. Sometimes you see a single career path, other times you see a career path that winds all over the place. Resumes are the same. You can see a theme of success or a laundry list of everything done in every job held. Creating a […]
Watch Your Words in the Job Search
When you are in a job search, you want to do everything the right way. You leave no stone unturned to find out the best way to do things. And creating your résumé is one of your most important tools. You put time and effort into making it the best you can, so that it […]
Is There One Best Way To Get A Job?
Finding a job today is like trying to hit a moving target. The rules keep changing. Companies have different policies and procedures. Everyone has the secret, and each secret is different. Without consistency, what’s a job searcher to do? Today, job searchers must understand the status of the job search at this moment, and keep […]
Dumbing Down Your Resume: Dumb or Smart Idea?
One of the strategies people use to get a job, any job is to dumb down their résumé. They are going with the notion that once they get their foot in the door, they can advance when the company realizes how valuable they are. But is it a good idea? I don’t think so. Here […]
Common job search words and their best practices Part III
This is the last installment on words that are common to job searchers. You may have heard them networking or read them in articles and have been uncertain about what they mean. I have provided the best practice for each word. Résumé—your ticket to the interview. Your résumé only has one purpose, and it is […]