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Are Objectives objectionable? and other great resume debates

  THE GREAT DEBATES: Answers to long standing and much discussed questions about resumes over three weeks of posts. 1. One page only, or is two-pager okay? (first week) 2. Chronological vs. Functional formats (last week) 3. Do I need an Objective Statement, or not? (THIS WEEK!)   This you know the answer?   Let me preface this by saying that resumes writers and employers alike have varying opinions and preferences on all three of these questions.  There aren’t really any completely right or wrong answers, just different perspectives.  Here are mine:   1. Do I Need an Objective Statement? Read More





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5 Easy – but Important – LinkedIn Profile Tips

  1. Don’t duplicate your resume. They should complement each other. The LinkedIn profile reinforces your brand,showcases unique attributes, and conveys personality. The resume presents accomplishments and relevant contributions to a targeted audience. 2. You NEED a good headshot photo, whether it’s  done by a professional photographer or not, you need to look professional in it. 3. Security and Privacy: if you are currently employed, be aware of your security settings to avoid alerting their employer and others.  Go to:  Settings/Privacy Controls/Click on “Turn on/off activity broadcasts..  Un-check the box that says “Let people know when you change your profile, make recommendations, or follow Read More





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Are You Ready for “This”? Thinking Ahead in Your Job Search

 Interview August – Being Prepared “Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity”   Being prepared has definitely been a theme in my life in central Florida during Hurricane Season (June 1 – Nov. 30). Starting every May or June, I buy a few items each week at the grocery store to stock up & check the supply list for necessities.  In years past, we weathered threats of Hurricane Charley here in Tampa Bay in 2004 with nothing but a day of occasional drizzle and normal wind gusts materializing – luckily for us.  The storm turned a mere hour before it was Read More





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Educate Yourself: How to List Education on Your Resume

  Here’s the Cliff Notes on Listing Education on Your Resume You’ll get an A+ if you follow these notes: Overall:     Don’t list your graduation/completion year if it was more than 5-10 years ago* (with some exceptions)Also,   At that point, it starts to sound less relevant and possibly age you if it’s longer than 10-15 years ago. Same goes with the additional training you list — keep the ones you list on your resume to the most recent and relevant. I do like to see “Expected Graduation (or Completion) 2017” if you are currently enrolled in a program, though, Read More





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It’s a Bit Stuart Smalley, but . . .

    I came upon this from a post from a page I am a “fan” of on my Facebook Page & thought how fun it would be to make some of these & secretly, randomly post them around town – and I just might!  And I encourage you to do, so, too, if so inspired! (and then write & tell me about it!)   Then I thought, “If I did a Positive Thoughts just for Job Seekers” version, what should it say?   Here’s a few of my thoughts – love you to add yours in the comments below.  Read More