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The No. 1 Resume Mistake and How to Fix It

The No. 1 Resume Mistake and How to Fix It

Frequently, AOL readers ask me to review their resumes. Nine times out of 10, their resume suffers from the same problem. The No. 1 mistake made on resumes is writing only about job tasks and never writing about what was achieved in each position. When your resume lands on a hiring manager's desk, he may... Read More »

How to Fix Funky Resume Formatting

How to Fix Funky Resume Formatting

Poor formatting on a resume can make the document difficult to read. Since most hiring authorities only spend about 15-30 seconds reviewing a resume, it is important to make the document as "user friendly" as possible to improve the chances of piquing the hiring manager's interest. Below are three common... Read More »

Does This Resume Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Resume Make Me Look Fat?

Most job seekers I meet have some sort of "special circumstance" or blemish on their resume that they feel makes them unattractive to a hiring manager. For some, it's accounting for the dot-com they worked for that went bust after nine months or the year they took off from work to care for an aging parent or... Read More »

Three Major Missteps That Could Jeopardize Your Job Search

Three Major Missteps That Could Jeopardize Your Job Search

Someone reached out to me today, frustrated that he had applied to multiple job postings with limited results. When this occurs, the knee-jerk reaction is to blame the resume for the lack of responses, but the résumé is only effective if you have a strong search strategy to accompany the... Read More »

Are You Sabotaging Your Career?

Are You Sabotaging Your Career?

Everyone wants a good job, but few people take the time to manage and nurture their career -- and some even end up sabotaging their careers due to poor choices or inactivity. Now's a good time to do a self audit on what you do and do not do to manage your career effectively and decide where some improvements... Read More »

Résumé Mistakes to Avoid

Résumé Mistakes to Avoid

With resumes outrunning job postings by literally several hundred to one, employers don't have to be very forgiving of resume mistakes, and they're not. These days, it's one strike and you're out. Read More »

Five Quick Ways to Get Your Resume Tossed in the

Five Quick Ways to Get Your Resume Tossed in the "No" Pile

Submitting a resume to a recruiter or hiring manager is often the first step in building a relationship with an employer. Job seekers make decisions about what to add and omit from their resume in an effort to put their best foot forward and land an interview. But frequently, job seekers adopt a writing... Read More »

10 Vital Resume Fixes

10 Vital Resume Fixes

CareerBuilder.com You've been told enough times that your resume needs to be void of any typographical or grammatical errors that it's one area that you are actually confident about in your job search. Why, then, aren't you getting any response from the hundreds of resumes you have floating around in the... Read More »

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