Month: August 2016

Resumes – It Is Not Their Job To Care, It Is Your Job To Make Them Care

Once upon a time, it was standard format to have an opening statement on your resume stating what you want.  It went something like, “Amazing professional looking for the opportunity to grow and contribute to a progressive company….” The problem with that today is twofold: The people reading your resume do not believe that nor …

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Too Many Bumps On Your Career Path – It Might Be The Driver, Not The Road

I have an acquaintance that I run into now and then.  Over the past couple of years, all interactions have been a series of phases retelling of the evolution of a continual job search. Phase one: Each new position starts all bright and shiny.  This is the one, much better than the last. Here he …

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Humility Is Noble – Until It Costs You The Job

Across all professions and positions, there is one dreaded sentiment that comes up most often when I talk to people about writing their own resume– right after “I hate writing my resume”. Bragging. No one wants to feel like they are bragging.  It feels showy, uncomfortable and untrue.  Fighting against this feeling leads people to …

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