As a writer, I get a lot of questions about resume format. The advent of so many awesome career-related portfolio sites and easy-to-use graphic design tools has sparked an explosion of digitally interesting resumes and digital portfolios. Personally, I find these fascinating, simply because as humans, we are visual creatures and anything that is attention-getting… Read more »
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Why Bad Resumes Are Like Holiday Fruitcakes
The other day, I was participating in a Twitter chat when someone complained about getting not just one, but FIVE fruitcakes this holiday season. And since December is just getting cranked up, this lucky fellow could potentially end up with a whole herd of fruitcakes crowding out the gifts under his Christmas tree. Instead of… Read more »
Buyer Trust: What Consumers Need To Know When Investing In Résumé Services
We have all been down that road before: That moment when we realized that we were duped. If you haven’t ever had someone pull a fast one on you before, then count yourself either extremely lucky or completely street-wise. But for the rest of us, being burned once makes us doubly careful the next time…. Read more »
Boasting or Telling a Story That Shows Results?
This morning I met with a client who confided in me that she is not “used to boasting about herself” in her résumé, and that this entire exercise was very difficult for her. Then she laughed uncomfortably. Too often, this is the case when people sit down to work on their most important career document…. Read more »