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Don’t Lie About Your Dates Of Employment

Don’t Lie About Your Dates Of Employment

Have you ever shifted your dates of employment on your resume or LinkedIn profile? Have you wanted to have a certain job “disappear?” Perhaps there were some problems, and you were fired? What are you trying to hide? I am just being very blunt here. It happens more...

What Does A Contingency Recruiter Do?

What Does A Contingency Recruiter Do?

I was a contingency recruiter for three years. It is a “follow the money business" model. My job was to fill an open position for the client. It was not about finding a job for you.     The client company tried to fill a position by themselves but...

Is It Ok To Dumb Down Your Resume?

Is It Ok To Dumb Down Your Resume?

Have you ever tried to “dumb down” your resume or just thought about it? The intent of a resume is to lower the level of education, experience, training, or skills to be better suited for a lower-level position.  https://youtu.be/Ctazgr-dwgM Why would you do...

Should You Take A Job With A $10000 Jump In Salary?

Should You Take A Job With A $10000 Jump In Salary?

Everyone would like to make more money, but sometimes an enticing opportunity might not actually be a good deal. A client came to me and said he was satisfied with his job and not actively looking for something else. Buta good friend and coworker went to another...

Why Are You Interested In The Job?

Why Are You Interested In The Job?

I ask people all the time about why they are interested in a particular profession or job. As a resume writer and a coach, I am always curious. Sometimes a response to my question surprises me! But then we might be able to somehow include it for the “about” section of...

What Is Confidentiality In Your Job Search

What Is Confidentiality In Your Job Search

If you want to keep your job search confidential, you can Google “job search confidentiality,” and you will find some really good guidelines for things to do and not to do. https://youtu.be/CY-h3D6CQww The list goes on and on. Who knows you are looking...

How A Bad Credit Rating Sabotaged A Job Offer

How A Bad Credit Rating Sabotaged A Job Offer

Did you know that a bad credit rating can get in the way of a job offer? It can happen. One time I worked with a CPA firm when I was a recruiter. One of the partners was ready to retire. They wanted to hire another CPA who might become a partner in the future....

Who Are Your LinkedIn Connections?

Who Are Your LinkedIn Connections?

Do you know how many 1st degree connections you have on LinkedIn? Do you know who they are? My own list of 2,800 connections has steadily grown since 2004.    LinkedIn is the best business resource to maintain and grow your professional network. But it...

What Is A Nested Resume?

What Is A Nested Resume?

Do you know what a NESTED RESUME is? It is a description that might be new to you. It is a document with three options – a two-page resume, a one-page addendum, and a three-page document that combines them.  How can a resume be written if someone has clearly...

“Pay It Forward” After Receiving Help On Your Job Search

“Pay It Forward” After Receiving Help On Your Job Search

Do you know what the phrase “PAY IT FORWARD” means?   If you do someone a kindness, you can tell that person you would like them to “pay it forward.” In other words, you are not expecting a direct payback, particularly if it involves money. It means that you...

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