Three Types of Resumes that People Don’t Want to Read

Your resume is a communication tool that tells people why they should refer, recommend or hire you. It is not a cruel ritual meant to torment you, and neither should you torment your readers.

When smart people write bad resumes, they waste weeks and months wondering why the phone doesn’t ring. This unhappy result further leads them to putting their energies into thinking about their own situations and insecurities instead of the greater perspective of how to best present themselves to achieve their goals.

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Immature Email Addresses Need Not Apply (Resume, Meet Trash Can)

Are You Judged By Your Email Address? A Resounding Yes! If you have an email address that starts like any of the ones below, or something similar, and you have wondered why you have had a hard time getting any traction in your job search, this is a post you need to read. superboy7 batmanrocks2014 777goldrush pushmybuttons29 bestrunner550 […]

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Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block

Why is it that so many of us sit at our desks, writing away, deleting, rewriting and generally getting stuck on where to start, where to end and what to put in the middle? A blank page is a great source of anxiety and writer’s block for the majority of us, even those who call ourselves writers. Cure resume writer’s block. Don’t let your resume stand between you and your future.

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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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