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Resume Writer Confidential: We Know When You Are Lying

Not unlike a confessional, resume writers oftentimes hear stories that would make most people’s hair stand on end. How they messed up on the job big-time. Or a bad decision that resulted in a termination. Or had an awful boss who did unspeakable things to them. Or didn’t know how to do the job to which they were reassigned. There are a million different stories out there on the street, and resume writers hear a lot of them, day in and day out. Over time, we grow thicker skin after the shock of what goes on in the workplace wears… Read »

Top Five Things That Can Kill a Résumé

The rĂ©sumĂ© is a strategic document. There’s a reason behind the way that it is structured and what is included so you can effectively convey your value to prospective employers. However, there are several things that can absolutely torpedo your rĂ©sumĂ© if you aren’t aware of them. Here are some pitfalls to avoid: 1) Accidentally revealing your age. You need to neutralize your resume so you don’t tip your hand on how old you are… both new entrants to the workplace and more mature workers struggle with this issue, and plenty of employers out there have misconceptions about what each… Read »