Tag Archives: accomplishments

5 steps to take when you can’t tailor your résumé to a particular position

When I tell jobseekers they should tailor their résumés to every position, their eyes widen. Some protest that this is too much work and one or two even become angry and profusely refuse to put in this hard work. The reason I tell my … Continue reading

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5 tips for promoting yourself in the job search

When I made our town’s Little League All-Star team, I ran to my neighbor’s house where my father was helping him fix a lawnmower. I burst into the garage and told my father with pride that I’d made the team. Instead … Continue reading

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Leaving “I” out of your interview answers is NOT noble. Use a 4-step process to answer interview questions

When I ask my workshop attendees to answer an interview question, some of them refuse to talk about their role in a past assignment. An article on Recruiting Blogs details this problem job seekers have, the unwillingness, or inability to describe their role in … Continue reading

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10 reasons why recruiters and hiring managers dread reading a résumé

Here’s a fact: Very few people like reading résumés, especially those who read hundreds of them a week. Ask any recruiter or hiring manager (HM). I critique and write résumés as part of my job. I’ve read hundreds of them and have … Continue reading

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Self-promotion is necessary in childhood and adulthood

I’m not worried about my son. My son is in his second year of playing basketball. He’s quite good, for someone who just started playing, and talks a lot of trash. He’s usually the shortest kid on the court, but … Continue reading

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3 reasons why you need a strong LinkedIn Experience section

While I’m amazed that some people don’t have a LinkedIn Summary, I’m just as befuddled by folks who don’t see the value of a strong LinkedIn Experience section. When employers and visitors see a profile that lacks details in this … Continue reading

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4 reasons why you need a strong LinkedIn Summary

I still remain perplexed that some LinkedIn members put little effort into their Summary section, or don’t have one at all. Would you go to an interview or business meeting without shoes? Of course not. So I wonder why people … Continue reading

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