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About to Toss Your Resume/Cover Letter Out the Window?

About to Toss Your Resume/Cover Letter Out the Window?

So there you are…staring at the Microsoft Word page. Maybe it is just a fresh document, or maybe you are trying out one of Word’s overused résumé/letter templates. You’ve read up on all the “rules,” the plethora of do’s and don’ts. You think you have a pretty good handle on how a résumé and cover letter should be put together. After all, people tell you that you’re a good writer. You know all about proper usage of white space on a page.

So why does everything you seem to write come out like a bad marketing promo? It ranges anywhere from bloated to desperate to not bad, but not you. In fact, you’ve pretty much just described everything you aren’t or don’t want to be.

Supercharge Your Job Search: Use Jack Bauer-like Tactics to Find Your Ideal Position

Supercharge Your Job Search: Use Jack Bauer-like Tactics to Find Your Ideal Position

If you have ever seen 24 on Fox, then you know who Jack Bauer is and what he is all about. If you have not seen this counterterrorist agent “on steroids” in action, just know that he is willing to do anything to get the bad guys. Whether you like Jack or not, or don’t even know him, you may be asking, “What in the world does this have to do with my job search?” Well, read on and I will explain.

Resume Tips for Financial Candidates

Resume Tips for Financial Candidates

In today’s business environment, many candidates in the financial services arena, including banking, mortgage, and investment management, are hedging their bets and considering their options in the job market. However, they are concerned that little, if anything, will be available within their own field, so they plan to try their luck in other arenas. So what can you do with your resume if you find yourself in a similar situation?

Self-employment on Your Resume: Is it Your Scarlet Letter?

Self-employment on Your Resume: Is it Your Scarlet Letter?

Entrepreneurs are some of the hardest working people on the planet. They are driven. They are rainmakers. They know how to wear lots of hats. These are all things that companies love and desire. But somewhere along the line both job seekers and some HR types have spread the word that self-employment is bad news on a resume.