What NOT to Say in Your Resume

Are you an “executive luminary”? A “pioneering game-changer”? An “innovation evangelist”? An “outside-the-box catalyst for skyrocketing growth”? If so – great! But please don’t describe yourself that way – or in other overblown terms – in your resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter, executive bio, interviews, network interactions, or anywhere else during your job search. Why …

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Resume Pet Peeves

Talk to any hiring manager, recruiter, career coach, or resume writer, and everyone will have a slightly different take on what works (and what doesn’t) in resumes. Here’s what bugs me the most: Too Much Information If your resume is longer than 2 pages, it’s probably too long. Ask yourself: Do you really need 12 …

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