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Resume Helper: Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot by Misusing Bullets

Resume Helper: Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot by Misusing Bullets

Bulleted lists are often used on resumes to highlight specific talking points and areas of achievement. But too frequently bullets are misused, and they end up diminishing the impact of the talking points rather than enhancing them. Here are a few common mistakes candidates make when using bullet points on... Read More »

Five Ways to Rehab Your Resume

Five Ways to Rehab Your Resume

Just in case you haven't heard it enough: It's tough to get a job these days. So tough, in fact, that it's not unlikely for a job seeker to spend six months or longer looking for a job before actually getting one. Although it's common for today's job search to take a while, there are ways to increase your... Read More »

Seven Things Job Seekers are Doing Right

Seven Things Job Seekers are Doing Right

Thom Allen is MAD. He recently read an article about the five things job seekers do wrong and wrote me this: "There are too many don'ts, and not enough do's out there. Who are the experts that can tell the public what to do, rather than what not to do? Getting a LinkedIn account isn't a solution. I'm... Read More »

Can Tweeting Help You Write a Better Resume?

Can Tweeting Help You Write a Better Resume?

According to employment experts at My Job Group, a network of regional job sites in the United Kingdom, résumés written by job seekers who are actively involved on Twitter were better written and more likely to land on an employer's short list. After analyzing 500 resumes, they found that... Read More »

10 Ways Your Resume Irks Hiring Managers

10 Ways Your Resume Irks Hiring Managers

CareerBuilder.com writer Fashion designer Coco Chanel had a personal rule: Before she left the house, the style icon always removed one piece of her ensemble to avoid the faux-pas of wearing too many accessories. Were Chanel alive today and working as a hiring manager, she would likely offer similar advice to... Read More »

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