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Trade Up to an Executive Summary

Employers already know your goal is to get a job, so ditch the objective statement and instead write a summary that compels them to read on. This story will lead you through constructing a pithy eye-grabber and gives superlative samples of same.

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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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Making Friends and Finding Free Resume Advice

This story will walk you through approaching recruiters, HR pros and resume experts for advice without being a pest. 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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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Unless you’re prepared to edit out old information and streamline the rest, your resume becomes an outdated clutter.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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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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‘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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