Tag Archives: Job search

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Unless you’re prepared to edit out old information and streamline the rest, your resume becomes an outdated clutter.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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Job-Search Deductibles: Evade Mistakes, Not Taxes

There are plenty of rules in the tax code, and it’s easy to break one when filing job-search expenses. Keep these common errors in mind to stay on the right side of Uncle Sam.

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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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Top Resume Mistakes

I interviewed HR managers to find out which resume mistakes they see over and over again and how to avoid them. Click on through for the checklist I came up with to make sure your resume isn’t one of the clunkers.

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Brainstorm Your Way to a Kick-Ass Resume

Writing about yourself is hard, even for many professional writers. But brainstorming techniques can get the ball rolling and the creative juices flowing. Check out the story here.

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Customize Your Resume for That Plum Job

With resumes, there’s no such thing as one size fits all; know where, how and why to tweak, advises resume pro Steve Burdan. Check out the full story here.

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Resume Verbs: Before and After

Certified professional resume writers Andrew Pearl and Tina Harlan provide some examples of how they’ve punched up bland resumes with action verbs. Click here for the full story on TheLadders.

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