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Unpaid Does Not = Unimportant!

Should volunteer work be included on a resume? What other types of unconventional “work” experience can be used? I get asked a lot if unpaid work (volunteer, barter/exchange, even applicable hobby experience or work you did for your mother-in-law because you know how & she doesn’t & you want to get in good with her (right?) can be included on a resume. Well, it CAN.  The real question is – should it? Volunteer Work: My answer is, well, sometimes, it depends. If the volunteer work is relevant to the type of position being sought, absolutely include it the same as Read More





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Getting Your Resume to the Top of the “Yes” Pile

  When I was on hiring teams sorting resumes, I had 3 piles – immediate no’s (aka recycling bin), maybes (which hardly ever get tapped) and the YES’s – the smallest pile. When I do workshops and classes on resume writing, this is what I tell people they need to do with their resume – get sorted into the short stack of “to call for an interview” – the “yes pile” out of the hundreds of resumes each hiring manager receives.  Yes.  HUNDREDS. Awhile back I was asked to write a guest post called “Getting Your Resume to the Top Read More