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Does your resume tell your story?

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Domestic staff resumes are more formalIn a world that has become driven by key words, relevant experience and short attention spans, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that resumes are actually telling a story.  In this case, it is the story of your professional career.  When your resume can convey you story, you greatly improve your chances of landing an ...

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What to do when somebody hates your resume

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bad resume review don't panicResumes are pretty subjective documents.  What one person loves may very well be loathed another.  So chances are, sooner or later, your resume will be hated by somebody (and yes, it even happens to us pros).   So what do you do now?

Consider the source. 

Some resume writers have been known to give excessively harsh reviews in an attempt to scare ...

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100 Words every writer should know

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EzineArticles.com recently published a list of words that every expert author should know.  (Read the full article at http://blog.ezinearticles.com/2013/05/100-words-every-expert-author-should-know.html).  While job seekers may not necessarily need to be expert author, taking time to expand one’s vocabulary is a great skill – plus it can be fun!

Now, you wouldn’t necessarily use all of these words in your writing.  For example, terms like simile, antonym and juxtaposition are technical writing terms.

Others are just important to know on the fun scale: with a ...

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How to handle your hands during the interview

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proper hands during an interviewAs a job interview coach, one thing I see people struggle with is what to do with their hands.  Extroverts let their hands fly all over the place, creating serious distractions.  Introverts keep them close to their body, or worse, let them dive in between their legs like a wedge.  (Don’t laugh, I see people do this all the ...

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Who DOESN’T Want a Job? The Un-Job Fair

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CFU unjob fairOn Saturday, June 1, 2013 the Colorado Free University will host their 4th annual Un-Job Fair in Denver!

Favorite presenters return and many new experts in the area of business development join in. The Un-Job Fair is created for people who own their own business or are considering launching one. Get great tips and strategies for success in a business you are already running or get ideas for new businesses ...

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Delaying a job search costs candidates dearly

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LongTermUnemploymentScaryI recently read an article in the Atlantic about the staggering and frightening statistics around the long term unemployed in America:

 http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/04/the-terrifying-reality-of-long-term-unemployment/274957/

According to a study by Rand Ghayad, a visiting scholar at the Boston Fed and a PhD candidate in economics at Northeastern University, and William Dickens, a professor of economics at Northeastern University, job seekers ...

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Why tag clouds won’t tell the right resume key words

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Most people know that key words are crucial to the job search.  HR departments and employers rely on key words to screen and select candidates.  Without the right key words, candidates will never get to the all-important interview.

To try to identify the right key words, many job seekers are using tag cloud generators to find the most common words in any job description.  But there is a huge problem with this: the most common terms are not the words that ...

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