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Distinguish yourself from the competition!

Distinguish yourself from the competition!

When you look like everyone else in the group, it is very difficult to see why you should be chosen but when you stand out, you get noticed. I find it interesting that much of the advice on resumes is how to look identical to everyone else.

  • People say you must have with a one-page resume and yet the people who succeed in job search are the ones who stand out with two or more pages of value-filled documents.
  • People say never use color in your resume. Why? You would be different if you used color. hmmm…
  • People say to use the same format, same style as everyone else.

This is the opposite advice I give my clients. Rather I suggest that you deliberately try to stand out. Not with gimmicks but with content and formatting that makes you sound and look different.

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How to maximize the timing for your job search

How to maximize the timing for your job search

Face it, most of us are very busy. We tend to act on the urgency and skip the planning. As an entrepreneur, I plead guilty. I tend to respond to my schedule, my calendar, and the clock with more emphasis than I deliberately execute a daily plan. I have learned through the years though that…

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How far do I go back in my resume?

How far do I go back in my resume?

From the “Ask the Resume Writer series” A job seeker writes: Hi Julie, How far back should you include work history especially if you have had a number of jobs? Thanks! How far do you go back on your resume? The answer? The famous resume writer reply, “It depends.” Use a chronological history of a 10 to…

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Is your font too small because of the one-page resume myth?

Is your font too small because of the one-page resume myth?

When I teach seminars on resumes, the one page resume question inevitably comes up. It goes something like this: I read an article that said you really need to keep your resume to one page. My English teacher said all resumes have to be one page. The career center advisor said all resumes have to…

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How to captivate the person who reads your resume

How to captivate the person who reads your resume

What stands out on resumes? Even with the onset of infographic resumes, don’t worry, someday I will let you know what those are and when I think they should be used, however, there are other strategies you can use to capture the attention of the reader. The goal of your resume is exactly that —…

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Is your resume stopping you from winning the interview?

Is your resume stopping you from winning the interview?

No one wants to be the last one called or the one no one calls. It’s easy to blame the market. There’s too much competition Those online applications don’t work They never see my application I don’t even think my application got through Sure, maybe. But many times your resume just isn’t making the cut.…

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Is your job at risk because of poor spelling?

Is your job at risk because of poor spelling?

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