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Resume Advice You Never Hear

When I had my second son, I had a nervous breakdown. I'm not sure exactly what the cause was. But things were bad. I had a three-year-old with autism, a baby with a facial deformity that required a team of

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How to quit every job and still have a good resume

Melissa is back. She stayed with us on the farm a little while over the winter, telling me to shut up, and playing with me in the snow.
I think by now you get the picture that Melissa is one of

Posted in Fulfillment, Resumes

How to beat the system to get a great job

When you want to get a new job, don't look at your resume to see what you could get. Instead, take time to build a resume that meets the requirements of the jobs you want. This doesn't mean using keywords

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How to edit your resume like a professional resume writer

It’s very hard to write your own resume because a resume is a macro view of your life, but you live your life at the micro level, obsessing about daily details that have no bearing on your resume. So I

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Coachology: See yourself clearly and put it on paper

The reason I spend so much time telling you to have someone else write your resume is that I have done it before, and it worked out really well for me.
I thought of myself differently after getting help with the

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Hire someone to write your resume

Look, you have to hire someone to help you with your resume. This should not even be a conversation any more. Would you cut your own bangs? If you were in sixth grade, yes, because the only thing you know

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You sent your resume with a typo? Get over it

Here’s some career advice I’m sick of reading: “Don’t have typos in your resume.”
If you need to read that advice to know you shouldn’t have typos in your resume then you are unemployable.
My friend Ben pointed out that when Colin

Posted in Job hunt, No image, Recruiters, Resumes

Get inside the head of a recruiter

Getting a call from a recruiter is like getting asked to the prom. It doesn’t matter if the offer is sub-par; it’s always flattering to be asked. But there’s a lot of advice about how to get a prom date

Posted in Job hunt, No image, Promoting yourself, Recruiters, Resumes

6 tips for job hunting online

The job market is good, the Internet is buzzing, and optimism is high. Still, the best jobs require talent before you walk in the door — you need to know how to search. Here are seven tips to help you:

Posted in Job hunt, Networking, No image, Promoting yourself, Recruiters, Resumes

Job hoppers have the best vacations

The best thing about changing jobs is the vacation in between jobs. Most companies give two weeks vacation, which is about the amount of time you need to take off from work in order to keep your life running, e.g.

Posted in Fulfillment, Job hunt, No image, Resumes
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