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How do you use LinkedIn at work?

If you are working in a job you love but want LinkedIn to work for you at work, how do you use it? A comment on my Facebook page: I see a lot of “value added” benefits for employees in their current positions offered on LinkedIn. From groups of professionals with experience to things happening…

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Does your resume capture who you are?

Frequently when I work with clients, we start with a plain Jane resume that says little about them and often fits on one page. Others are two pages but fail to elaborate on the accomplishments that they achieved or even the contributions they bring to the table. Working with me either in-person or via Skype…

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Does working from home work?

If you have watched the swirling controversy with Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, you know that the privilege of working from home is likely to end for Yahoo workers. No matter what the actual reasons are for this change are, it has an impact on other companies that may be on the edge of whether…

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Are you looking at price or cost?

I received an email from a prospective client who told me she had $75 to spend on a new resume. She said she thought I knew my craft well. I do. And she told me reasons I should give her that price. She then proceeded to give me a list of her background and certainly…

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The confusing language of resume-speak

The confusing language of resume-speak

I just received an inquiry from someone reading a professionally written resume that she assumed was incorrectly written. One of the rules of what we call, resume-speak is that the “I” is always implied. Simple Example Instead of writing “I managed the team charged with renegotiating the contract,” in resume-speak you skip the “I.” The…

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What basic computer skills should be taught to job seekers

Those of us who live on computers and the Internet take a lot for granted. We do things so automatically that we don’t think about it. But there are skills that job seekers and non-traditional students struggle with that are critical in the job search and also in the workplace which has been increasingly computerized.…

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Are your job search dollars invested in the right place?

As a professional resume writer, I have had many people invest in my services who understand that they need a competitive edge to get ahead. Some of them apologize when they call me because they think that they should be able to write their resume and conduct their own job search all by themselves. No…

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