TO DATE OR NOT TO DATE: HOW TO KEEP ‘EM GUESSING

Why are dates needed on a resume?  What is the purpose of inserting dates into a resume? Dates are a measurement of time, an indicator of longevity and tenure spent at one job or series of roles for one employer.  Employers read resume dates as a gauge of commitment, stability and loyalty.  Dates often indicate work behavior patterns, a ‘stick-to-itiveness’. Recruiters and hiring managers are suspicious of resumes without dates.  A Recruiter friend once remarked
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IS MILEY CYRUS ‘EMPLOYABLE’?

Are you looking for a job?  Do you want to keep your current job?  Protecting your reputation is of great importance.  Or is it?                                                                                                HOW EMPLOYEES ARE LIVING REFLECTIONS OF COMPANY VALUES Employees tend to believe that once the workday is over and they are off the clock, their image belongs to them exclusively. Nothing could be further from the truth. Employees are walking, breathing, living representations of an employer’s values and culture, 24/7.  How
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From Home to Office: Adjusting Your Attitude, Attire, and Agenda

Returning to the workplace after having worked from home is not only an adjustment for you, but also for your co-workers. Undoubtedly, there will be one or two of your co-workers who may exhibit a peevish disposition when they are around you.  How can you win them over? Here are 5 Ways to Make Amends with Resentful Co-Workers: 1)    Ask them for their opinion or assistance relating to work. 2)    Greet them every day. 3)   
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HOW ULYSSES S. GRANT CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR JOB SEARCH

LESSONS LEARNED FROM GRANT’S ‘WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN’ Ulysses S. Grant reached his goal, that of winning the Civil War for his commander in chief, against all odds, with resource allocation challenges, and in competition with an adversary who could out-gun, out-ride and physically out-last his Army. Grant’s troops were city dwellers who did not know how to ride or care for a horse, did not know how to load or fire a weapon, were physically unfit, whose morale
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WHAT EXACTLY ARE RESUME ‘KEY WORDS’?

‘Key words’ is a phrase that describes and defines skills that are crucial or ‘key’ to an applicant’s serious consideration for a job.  How you use words on your resume and LinkedIn Profile are essential to the presentation of your unique skills, accomplishments and experience.   Here are some tips on where to find,  how to use, and where to insert ‘key words’ into your resume and LinkedIn Profile. So What Are ‘Key Words’? ‘Key’ as defined by
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HOW NOT TO WRITE A BAD RESUME

A Short Guide to Common Resume Writing Mistakes to Avoid WRITE AS FAST AS YOU CAN For a really bad resume, write your resume in a hurry. You will be sure to miss spelling errors, make mistakes related to your background and experience risking the impression of giving false or misleading information, omit skills and accomplishments, and show a lack of creativity.  If you really want to show your lack of interest in a job,
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WHY HIRE ME TO BE YOUR RESUME WRITER

‘What makes you a resume writer?’  A question that gives me pause and goes to the heart of why I am a resume writer and job search coach.  Resume writing is my passion.  Writing a resume allows me to share in a client’s journey of self-assessment, introspection and re-discovery.  What inspires me to write is the look of total amazement and surprise on a client’s face when he or she realizes they have done something
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Is it a CV or a Resume?

By Holly Hereford Strike Jobs UK Is it A CV or A Resume? Did you know that a CV isn’t the same as a resume? Did you think it was just a different name? Well, turns out you may not be in the minority as many people assume that the only difference is the name depending on where you apply for jobs. Resumes are seen by many as an American version of the English jobseekers preference, the CV
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Is the Resume Faced with Extinction?

According to Jonathan Lister, LinkedIn’s Advertising Chief, it is. In an interview with the Business Insider, publication date February 23rd, Mr. Lister is quoted as saying he is going to destroy your resume! LinkedIn, together with Facebook and Twitter, form the social media trinity. Of the three, LinkedIn focuses more on professional networking and job opportunities. LinkedIn purports to help professionals stay in touch with colleagues, provide a resource for finding experts in a particular
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Social Media Checklist for the Job Seeker

Question: Should organizations posting on Facebook be held accountable for the information contained on their sites? What do you think? And what would you do if you later discovered information you posted on Facebook was inexact? Many articles and blogs will advise you as to which social media to include in your job search kit including advice on how to use each one.  The intent of this article is to advise you as to which
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