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4 Resume Mistakes That Can Knock You Out

Resume Mistakes To Avoid How would a busy recruiter react to your resume? Would it make the “A” pile, or get tossed into the “round file” (i.e., the trash)? To find out, I interviewed Victoria Potter, an experienced recruiter from Edina, Minn.-based Princeton Search Group (www.princetonsearch.com). She reads nearly 300 resumes every week and has …

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Why Guerrilla Marketing Is The Best In 2021

Guerrilla Marketing: Why it Works The government estimates that between 20 -40  million Americans change jobs every year.  That’s a staggering  number when you think about it.  There are no statistics on the number of mismatches vs career advancers – it’s been this way for years. Already reeling from the struggling economy, competition for the …

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How to be Pleasantly Persistent in 2021

Taking Charge: How to be Persistent I just returned from vacation in the Dominican Republic – great place. One of the most interesting aspects for me as a “social scientist” was watching the interaction between the sunbathers and the folks selling cigarettes, sunglasses and hair-braiding on the beech. Every morning the same team of 5-6 …

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5 Resume Mistakes That Can Kill Your Career

Resume Mistakes To Avoid As a professional résumé writer with 12 years of writing, hiring and managing experience, I’ve seen the same mistakes time and again in résumés. Mistakes in your résumé can damage or even kill your career. Because a sub-standard résumé can prevent you from ever being called for a job interview. But …

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How to Improve Your Resume and Cover Letter in 1 Afternoon

Getting ready to write a resume and cover letter? Here’s a tip — use Plain English. I say this because far too many job seekers succumb to the urge of filling their career documents with highfalutin gobbledygook instead of good old-fashioned English. It’s a career-wrecking mistake I refer to as a “superabundance of polysyllabic terminology,” …

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