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Resumes Get Seconds . . . . Make Them Count

Resumes get seconds  --  not minutes  --  on the first read-through by a recruiter.  Make them count!  The numbers vary - some say they get 30 seconds of a recruiter's time; some guesstimate it as low as 6.  Wherever it falls on the scale between 6 - 30, the fact is that you have a short amount of time to impress a recruiter.  So make the most of that time to
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Networking in Small 1-to-1 Conversations: How Do I Do It?

Talking with people in your network in order to share information about you, as well as seek information and advice, is a time-tested technique for finding a new position or enhancing the one you’ve got!        But why?It's a Smart Strategy!Because . . . as folks in your network of contacts learn about you, and the needs you can fill in an organization, they begin
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How to Write an Accomplishment Statement

Your resume is a key marketing tool and your sales brochure.  It “sells” you in the employment marketplace.To make your resume as strong a sales tool as possible, it should be what we call "Accomplishment-Based,"showing how you achieve results. . . . . That means that you write not only what you did but how it turned out.  You show on paper what you did, meaning the duty or task your
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Tired of Writing and Rewriting your Resume? - Save Time With a Master Resume

Question:  Tired of writing and writing and re-writing your resume for every job you apply for? Answer:  If you are, Craft a Master Resume.  It will save you time and the aggravation of writing and re-writing your resume!Today, any savvy job seeker knows that in order to stand the best chance of being viewed as a viable candidate, you must customize each resume you send out for
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Resume Template - Chronological resume

There is no one way to do a resume.  There any many formats.  However, what is important is a format, and any variations of that format, that clearly shows a job seeker's skills, experience, and accomplishments in an EASY-TO-READ way.  The chronological format shown here does that.  It makes it easy for any recruiters and hiring managers to read about you and see if you might
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The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Step by Step Tutorial to Crafting the Parts of a Resume

A Guide to Crafting the individual Parts of a Resume.A resume is synergy.    When you think about it, a resume is the perfect illustration of synergy.The parts of your resume combine to paint a picture of you.    "Synergy" is defined as the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.  Each part is important, . . . no question about it.  But when added
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Networking at Events and Large Meetings: How Do I Do It?

When groups gather, they present the opportunity to network.  Savvy job seekers seek out such Networking uncovers opportunities!gatherings of professionals at meetings, networking meetings, and events and . . .network.  There just might be a job in it for them!Large networking meetingsLarge networking meetings, or events, present job seekers opportunities to network.  These meetings
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Guidelines for Preparing an Effective Resume

There is no one way to prepare a resume.  Resumes are organized and written in many different formats.  And job seekers have been successful using all different types of formats.  The important thing to keep in mind in going through the process of writing your resume is your GOAL.  It should be the driver of the format you use and the content you include. Simply put, your resume
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You’ve Got the Job . . . Now What? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Tips for Staying Marketable

Many job seekers with whom I have worked have asked this question:      "How do I ensure that I am never laid off again?"       Of course, the truthful answer is “You can’t.”  Congratulations!  You have landed your new job.But, unfortunately, you can never ensure that you will not be looking for another new job again.  Such is the
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Negotiation: What is it and Why do it?

“I’ve been looking for a job and finally got an interview.”    “That’s great!  It’s a tough market out there and just getting an interview is an accomplishment.”     “Well, you found a job not that long ago.  This is my first interview in a while.  Any advice?”    “Yeah, don’t ask about benefits or salary too soon. 
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