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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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Spinning Resume Criticism into Revision Gold

How to make the best use of input from professionals, friends and colleagues. Read the full story here.

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Time for Resume Spring Cleaning

Unless you’re prepared to edit out old information and streamline the rest, your resume becomes an outdated clutter. Click here for the full story.

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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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How to Explain Employment Gaps, Sabbaticals and Negatives on Your Resume

Here’s how to avoid putting a negative spin on your work glitches and how to stop hiring managers from wondering what you really did with your time. Read the story here.

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Negotiate a Bigger Salary with Your Resume

Careful with that phrasing! Certain words and phrases can reduce your compensation. Read the whole story here.

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Making Your Resume Format Machine-Friendly

I wrote this last spring but need to get it on my blog because I keep referring to it and have to keep tracking down the URL! Click here if you didn’t catch the package in the first go-round. It covers how to format a resume so that the software that recruiters use to store […]

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