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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Never Lie … and Other Lessons for Job Seekers

It’s natural that job seekers want to make themselves look as good as possible. That desire can cause some strange, counterproductive, and even unethical behavior … as I learned from clients and colleagues in recent conversations! Here are the lessons learned: NEVER LIE It’s common and quite natural to frame your stories to show yourself …

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