Avoiding Resume Failure: Four Things Resumes Need to Do

While a résumé cannot make your career, it can certainly break it. Résumés fail every day. They make a candidate look too scattered, too junior, too specialized or too much of any other trait that is undesirable in general or a particular case and not enough of what an employer actually does want. In the hundreds of résumés I read last year alone, I can say that the greatest point of failure is that the résumé writer did not step back and consider what he or she was trying to communicate.

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My Biggest Career Mistake: Sailing, Secretaries and Lime Green Pants

I believe in the power of mistakes. No one likes to make mistakes, of course. But that is where the learning happens. Bigger mistake, greater opportunity to learn. What may have been my biggest career mistake happened very early on, while I was still finishing my undergraduate degree. I had my very first internship and […]

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