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Follow Up Without Being a Pest

Check out these guidelines on when and how to follow up without coming off as a stalker.

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In Through the Side Door

If you’re not scoring many interviews by applying for jobs and forwarding your resume to HR, try some of these creative means to get the hiring manager’s attention. Read the story here.

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Make Your Resume Answer Someone’s Prayers

Use your resume to show you understand the employer’s needs and embody the solution. Read the full story here.

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How to Find and Borrow Resume Samples

If you need to tailor your resume to fit your field, it can be helpful to look at what others in your line of work have done. Read the full story here.

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How Your Resume Can Tell Your Story

Putting a ‘Career Objectives’ section at the top may be passé, but your resume should still be structured to tell the story of your career path. Check out the full story here.

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‘Why Did You Leave?’ How to Address Past Employment

Parting can be not-so-sweet sorrow if you explain it wrong in your next interview. This article spells out how to position your resume (and your head) to provide a positive answer to the question: “Why did you leave?”

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How to Select a Resume Writer

Check out my latest article on TheLadders for questions you should ask and qualifications you should seek in a professional resume writer.

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13 Ways Your Resume Can Say ‘I’m Unprofessional’

Hiring pros share the faux pas they find in real resumes, including wacky e-mail addresses, defunct phone numbers and cookie-cutter templates. Read the full story here.

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‘Why Did You Leave?’ How to Address Past Employment

Parting can be such not-sweet sorrow if your explanation is clunky in an interview. In this article I give tips on positioning your resume (and your head) to provide a positive answer to the question: “Why did you leave?”

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Resume Objectives that Catch Hiring Managers’ Eyes

Most people use an Executive Summary instead, but objective statements can still be crafted to be pithy and to the point. If you do use an objective on your resume, this article describes how to make them clear and present yourself as exactly the person they want to hire.

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