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The most common resume question: How long should my resume be? As an ex-recruiter, career counselor, and resume writer, I’m often asked this question by my clients. Their concern is valid, especially since lengthy resumes can make an applicant appear arrogant, unfocused, anxious, old, or overqualified. So how do you know when to stop writing? Understanding […]
Assuming your LinkedIn profile is completely error free, always professional, and in line with your current job pursuits, then I suggest including it on the resume. It shows you’re a proactive job-seeker, you’re technically adept, that you know people, and (if you’ve taken the initiative to get some recommendations) that at least some people like […]
A software developer was looking to move further into management but had no idea how to build a resume (management resume) to support this transition. My response includes a detailed explanation as to what I’ve done in the past with clients in this position. Here’s what we did: First off, at the top of the […]
Ah. After much hard work, your resume is beautiful! You’ve spent countless hours (and perhaps a chunk of change) perfecting both its content and appearance and now you’re ready to send it out to fulfill its primary duty–landing you an interview. Or several. And fast. What you may not realize, however, is that the first […]
The key is recognizing and remembering that your work experience can play a *supportive* role as well as a leadership role with organizations. The two need not be mutually exclusive. If you’re over 50, you’ve probably had the experience of being labeled as overqualified. And in response to this unwanted job-search slur, you’ve probably done […]
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