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Is Your Resume Old-fashioned?

Resume length, font, and an old-fogey e-mail address are just a few ways to label yourself as antiquated. Read the full story here.

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Resume Trick or Treat

Here’s how recruiters and hiring managers sniff out resume facts from fiction: the full story’s here.

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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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Smoothing Out a Bumpy Work History

Ten jobs in 10 years might make a job seeker look like a job hopper or a committed consultant, depending on how the resume presents work history. Read the full story here.

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How to Write an Effective Resignation Letter

A good resignation letter leaves a warm, fuzzy feeling for managers and human resources managers when you go, as opposed to the smell of burning bridges. Read the full story here.

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Apply and Network in One Step

The next generation of job application software from companies such as SilkRoad will let you see whom you already know at the company, so you can apply for a job and network at the same time. Read the full story.

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How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview

Angry e-mail? Check. Thank-you messages read from scripts? Check. Here’s a rogues’ gallery of what else not to do.

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Following Up On an Anonymous Posting

Job seekers pull their hair out over how and whether to follow up on job applications posted by anonymous companies. In this piece, I explore how it’s done and whether you should.

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The 24-Step Modern Resume

Resume Checklist: Follow these best practices to ensure your resume gets through the spam filter, applicant tracking system, and to the recruiters and hiring managers. Read the full story.

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Mining Unique Traits for Your Resume

Here’s how to discover your best, your subtlest, or even your most eccentric traits and communicate them on a resume. Read the story.

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