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Category Archives: Resume Writing

Biggest Resume Mistakes

…and he should know.  Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google.  He reads a LOT of resumes and decided to share this list of biggest resume mistakes he sees. Of course, there is no surprise that certain things … Read More…

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Hiring Managers Discover Resume Lies

Career Builder survey results show that 58% of hiring managers discover resume lies that job seekers include in application materials.  I remind job seekers all the time that we write our resumes everyday.  In other words, what ends up on our resumes, is … Read More…

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No Work Experience? No Problem

One of the big questions new college grads and career changers ask when we discuss their workplace transitions is – I have no work experience in that area so who will hire me? Where will I get the experience that employers seek if I … Read More…

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10 Ways to Fix the Biggest Resume Mistakes New Grads Make

As a HR professional who owned a resume writing service for over a decade, let me reassure you that it’s easy to make resume mistakes.  Whether new professional or experienced job seeker, none of us are beyond making a mistake.  I focus on resume mistakes new grads make because they … Read More…

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7 Deadly Sins of Resume Writing

If your resume is not getting the attention you want, maybe you are committing one of these seven deadly sins of resume writing. Remember that recruiters and hiring managers will scan your resume for about 20-30 seconds to decide if it should be … Read More…

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Best and Worst Words to Use for Resume Writing

A recent survey reaffirms what we have known for a long time – resume writing is key and that employers spend a very short time scanning resumes.  About 17% of employers spend onloy about 30 seconds scanning resumes and 68% spend about two minutes.  I refer … Read More…

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