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Jul 14 2014

The Death of the Verb You and I have both heard the typical line from career counselors, “use power verbs in your résumé .” Right? They’ve even given us lists and lists of verbs to begin sentences: Managed team of
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Jun 16 2014

Editor’s Note: Updated February, 21 2014 I previously wrote about the death of the verb and the rise of the Noun, so I won’t explain that here. But if you haven’t read that post, I suggest you do so. I’m
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May 05 2014

Video Resume Ideas

Originally posted in 2010… Hey Gang, I just want to say that I love my Mac. I used it to put together a pretty slick video résumé yesterday in just a few hours. I often talk about standing out from
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Aug 05 2013

This guest post first appeared on San Francisco Chronicle. There are some ridiculous résumés out there. Sometimes candidates create unique résumés to get attention. Other times, they do it because … they don’t know any better. In a recent Reddit
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Jun 10 2013

Stop. Put down that sheet of ivory thick-stock résumé paper. An employer is more likely to read your resume on a computer screen, not print it out. Yet most resume templates (such as the 3 available in MS Word) were
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May 03 2013

Hi Joshua, I’ve been working at a high-end boutique in SoHo for about a year now while still trying to apply for corporate jobs.  Should I put this retail sales (fashion) position in my profile at all?  I’ve been told
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Apr 19 2013

Guest post by Matthew Levy: I know what you are thinking: mom told me that bragging is a bad thing.  I agree that in many situations bragging is not a trait that you want to be associated with.  In fact,
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Mar 08 2013

This guest letter was written by Mark Hannan Dear Job Seeker, It is rare, extremely rare, to find the “perfect fit” for both the job and the company culture. Please do not tell me you are. You’ve never met any
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Dec 10 2012

Southworth 24-lb. Fine Parchment Paper, Letter, Gold If you had printed your resume on this elegant evolution of papyrus twenty years ago you would have stood out.  That 11 cent investment and a 29 cent Lunar New Year of the
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Nov 12 2012

Steven and Gareth were business partners on three ecommerce websites. In 2010, they started their first site, DecalMyWall.com on a platform called Big Commerce. When Big Commerce began posting job openings on Craigslist earlier this year for customer service reps,
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