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Is your resume in need of a spring cleaning?

People don’t talk about spring cleaning much any more but when I was a little girl, long before there were computers and mobile phones, and even much television, our family had a tradition of spring cleaning. My grandmother lived on the lower level of our house (see photo above by my brother, Andrew Plath) builtContinue Reading

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The chief cause of many poor hiring decisions

I won’t be winning friends within HR departments or with hiring managers with this post but it has been on my mind for years. How long do hiring managers spend reviewing resumes? After seeing this statistic in a Career Builder Press Release, I had to share it with you and tell you what is onContinue Reading

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Is your enthusiasm showing?

I have to admit that there are days when my enthusiasm and joy in everything wanes. The crisis of the moment takes over or the weather is exactly the opposite of what I want or I feel pressured or I am scared. However, I try to make those days the exception rather than the rule.Continue Reading

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5 improvements for your resume’s email address

Whenever I present resume tips and concepts to classes or to clients, I address the topic of putting your email on your resume. Why? Your email is a critical component of your resume and yet I still occasionally receive original resumes from clients that have no email addresses. If you are one of those peopleContinue Reading

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What are you going to do differently this month?

When I spoke about goals in other blog posts, I mentioned that I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions that you make on January 1. Rather I believe in continuous challenge and continuous actionable goal-setting. Whether you are reading this as a job seeker or as an entrepreneur or as a business professional or asContinue Reading

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You have to believe you can do it!

One of the things that stops many people from achieving their goals is that they don’t believe they can do it. They assume that where they are is where they will always be. They see obstacles. They create new obstacles just because they don’t believe they have the ability or talent or gifts to overcomeContinue Reading

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