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Truth Hurts: The Real Scoop on Resume Length

You’ve spent your career being the A-list ‘go-to’ person in your department or company.   Awards hang on your wall, and the company exec pops in to personally give you a ‘good job’ handshake every so often.  You’re in good standing with an admirable track record. Does your résumé reflect that? Most people spend the majority of their résumé space citing a laundry list of what they did, rather than focusing on their accomplishments, and worrying about the length of the overall document.  More importantly, they don’t effectively showcase their top-line value proposition to prospective employers. When it is not uncommon… Read »




Résumés Are Not Obituaries

One of the most common mistakes I see in résumés is that the person has provided essentially a laundry list of what they did in a job. Boooorrrrring!! This might be suitable for European-style curriculum vitae and highly technical résumés which thrive on miniscule details, but American-style résumés have turned the corner from the mundane daily job tasks. They have become a valuable tool and key place to illustrate value to a prospective employer. If there was ever a time for proverbial chest-thumping, this would be it. You HAVE to toot your horn, as you are the only person who… Read »




Fighting Age Discrimination – Tips for New Workers and Mature Workers

Let’s say you’ve been a dynamic student at your high school, and have a volunteering portfolio that would be the envy of many professionals currently on the job market. Graduation is just a few months away, and you’re looking to the future and your first job. You send résumé after résumé out, with no results. Or… what if you are a mid-level manager who has been in the workplace more than 20 years, and have a work history listed going back 25 years. Same feedback… no interviews. What is exactly going on here? And more importantly, if this sounds like… Read »




Résumé Length: The Truth Hurts

You’ve spent your career being the A-list ‘go-to’ person in your department or company. Awards hang on your wall, and the company exec pops in to personally give you a ‘good job’ handshake every so often. You’re in good standing with an admirable track record. Does your résumé reflect that? Most people spend the majority of their résumé space citing a laundry list of what they did, rather than focusing on their accomplishments, and worrying about the length of the overall document. More importantly, they don’t effectively showcase their top-line value proposition to prospective employers. When it is not uncommon… Read »





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