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Top Ten Resume Tips: #4—Stand Out from the Crowd

You’re reading #4 of my Top Ten Tips for writing your resume. Read all the other tips by clicking on each link: 1. Be focused.—2. Be strategic and selective.— 3. Be succinct.— 4. Stand out from the crowd.— 5. Show results. — 6. Write it right.— 7. Make a great first impression.— 8. Be interesting. — 9. Be specific.— 10. Tell your story. #4 STAND OUT …

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Top Ten Resume Tips: #3—Be Succinct

You’re reading #3 of my Top Ten Tips for writing your resume. Read all the other tips by clicking on each link: Be focused.—2. Be strategic and selective.— 3. Be succinct.— 4. Stand out from the crowd.— 5. Show results. — 6. Write it right.— 7. Make a great first impression.— 8. Be interesting. — 9. Be specific.— 10. Tell your story. #3 BE SUCCINCT …

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Top Ten Resume Tips: #2—Be Strategic and Selective

You’re reading #2 of my Top Ten Tips for writing your resume. Read all the other tips by clicking on each link: 1. Be focused.—2. Be strategic and selective. — 3. Be succinct. — 4. Stand out from the crowd. — 5. Show results. — 6. Write it right. — 7. Make a great first impression. — 8. Be interesting. — 9. Be specific. …

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Top Ten Resume Tips: #1—Be Focused

Boiling down complicated concepts to clear messages is my specialty! That’s what I do every day in distilling decades of executive experience into concise 2-page resumes. It’s also what I do when I’m in training mode—delivering educational sessions at conferences, presenting to groups of job seekers, writing books on the art and science of resume …

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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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