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Resumes: All the So-Called Expert Advice is Freaking Confusing

August 12, 2014 in Cover Letters, Job Tips, Resumes by newresource

I get it now. I really do. Recently I spoke at a local college. I was giving the students advice about resumes, interview skills and job searching. About half way through the talk, I noticed that there were some scrunched eyebrows and wrinkled foreheads. It dawned on me that they were more confused by my advice so I stopped and addressed
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Crappy Cover Letters Don’t Get Read

July 28, 2014 in Cover Letters by newresource

Yeah, so I was never a big fan of the cover letter. The reasons are simple, usually the cover letter is either really long or incredibly short and either way it doesn’t give you much information to make a hiring decision. Some folks use the cover letter to re-hash their resumes – basically it’s the exact same thing. Or you
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Are We Headed for a Mini-Recession?

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized by newresource

Things are good! You’re working, making money and living the life and this will never end right? Wrong, life cyclical, it’s that whole circle of life thing Mufasa spoke about in the Lion King movie. Unemployment is at 6% that’s the lowest in over 6 years. I never thought we’d get below 7% after the most recent recession. I saw
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Networking Isn’t Simply About Connecting, Following and Begging

June 26, 2014 in Job Tips, Networking by newresource

Networking Isn’t About Connecting, Following and Begging I receive LinkedIn connection requests all the time. Not bad for a guy who works for himself! I have over 740 connections on LinkedIn and 7400 on Twitter. I could have more however I am kind of selective when it comes to accepting connections. I try not be a snob but with peddlers,
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How to Pass a Recruiter’s 6 Second Resume Scan

June 10, 2014 in Job Tips, Resumes by newresource

How to Pass a 6 Second Scan I love my clients but I have to say 90% of the resumes I receive can’t pass a recruiter’s 6 second scan. I wrote an article last year about the 6 second scan and how it’s a real thing! Read it here. Recently a few of my friends and colleagues who are hiring
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5 Game Changers in the Job Market

May 22, 2014 in Job Tips by newresource

During conversations with my clients, I often find myself telling them that the game has changed. Many of them are  looking for work after years of being with one organization and now either that company is going under or the boss has finally upset them enough for them to look for a new job. Whatever the case – whatever has
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Unemployment is down but competition is UP!

May 12, 2014 in Interview Tips, Job Tips, Recruitment, Resumes by newresource

Unemployment is down but Competition is UP! I never thought we would see an unemployment rate below 7% again. I understand that the current unemployment rate of 6.3% does not represent those who have given up on finding gainful employment, but it’s still encouraging. In March the U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs and in April another 288,000 jobs were added
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The Executive Resume Treatment

May 2, 2014 in Resumes, Sales Pitch by newresource

The Executive Resume Treatment One thing I know for certain is that every wants the executive treatment in life. We want the best cars, clothes, jewelry, food, money and service when we go places. Another thing, everyone feels they deserve those things but life is not about deserves. You get back what you put into it. I worked with some
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Mashable, Monster & Oprah (all in a day’s work)

April 24, 2014 in Resumes by newresource

Whew! Things are heating up over here on the Resume Crusade. There are more readers and customers, which is great for me but I am still working hard for you. I get asked all the time, what makes me an Expert Resume Writer and my answer is…the results. You are only labeled an expert once you do something very well
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4 Things That Stop You from Getting an Interview

April 14, 2014 in Career Coaching, Job Tips, Resumes, Social Recruiting by newresource

Number four is your resume heading. Believe it or not a hiring manager or recruiter will judge you based on the heading of your resume. (You only get 6 seconds) If your heading it basic, boring and bland – that says a lot about the amount of work you put into your resume and your career. That does not mean
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