resumes

are professionally done resumes worth it?

A reader writes: I have been out off work for three years. I have sent out a lot of resumes and filled out a bunch of job applications, but I have not received any calls back. I was talking to a friend about it and they suggested that I get my resume done professionally. I’ve […]

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how much do resume gaps matter?

A reader writes: My husband and I are moving in December to Wisconsin (from Texas) so he can start a new job on January 4th. I love my current job and am sad to leave it. However, from a financial standpoint, it seems to make the most sense for me to move with him in […]

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I’ve been a job-hopper — how can I start fixing my work history?

A reader writes: I’m a young professional who, for various reasons, has had a lot of jobs in my adult life. Since I graduated from college in December 2011, I have held 11 positions at eight different companies/organizations in four different cities (all internal changes were promotions). In my opinion, I’ve changed jobs for very […]

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stop claiming subjective traits on your resume

Do you have anything like the following on your resume? excellent written and oral communication skills strong initiative visionary leader creative innovator able to present strategic concepts clearly and persuasively If so, remove it! Remove it all! Your resume is for experience and accomplishments only. It’s not the place for subjective traits that anyone could […]

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