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You’re Not Fooling Anyone: A Lesson in Resume Writing

By Cathy Francois
Contributor, Career Services

Besides spell checking and proofreading to eliminate errors, be sure to supply evidence or examples in your resume to back up the skills or attributes you claim to have. It’s not enough to just state that you’re an “organized, committed, hard-working employee with effective communications skills” if the reader can’t see it in action. Provide examples that bring your resume to life.

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Everyone Wants to Be the Boss

By Rowe Leathers Contributor, Career Services As a career coach I am often asked to review resumes targeted for management positions, and it becomes my unfortunate duty to advise them that they have not listed any previous management experience or leadership roles that would qualify them. The question that always comes back to me is, “So, how do I get qualified?”

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Jack of All Trades, Master of None

By Rowe Leathers Contributor, Career Services What does your resume say about you? Does your resume tell the reader your occupation? Is it a progression of your career or it just a list of jobs that you have held? Does it convey your strengths and abilities? More often than I care to remember, I have looked at a resume and not known what the person is offering as an employee. I can tell you that they are dependable, hard-working, driven and motivated, but nothing more.

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A Realist’s Guide to Job Searching, Part II

By Kristen Pearson Contributor, Career Services In my last post I discussed the need to be realistic about career planning, knowing what education and experience is needed to obtain that dream position. In this post, I will discuss the realistic steps one needs to take while applying to those positions.

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Reflections on the Summary of Qualifications-Objective Debate

By Kristen Carter Contributor, Career Services The age-old question when it comes to resume writing is whether to use an objective statement or an executive summary. In the past, no resume was complete unless an objective was included at the top of the document. As times change, resume practices are also updated.

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Marketing Hard and Soft Skills in Your Resume

By Kristen Carter Contributor, Career Services Your resume should be a promotional brochure about you, reflecting to potential employers the self-confidence you possess in your skills and abilities. While summarizing your work history is important, it is essential to outline your skills and emphasize traits you possess that qualify you for the position at hand.

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5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Responses to Your Job Applications

By Cathy Francois Career Services, Contributor The reasons may seem simple, which makes them easy to overlook. This is the occasion where it’s OK to sweat the small stuff, because they can have a big impact on job search success.

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The Last Cliche, Part II

Break out of the pack and get ahead of the game by omitting the top 10 clichés from your resume, something that will allow you to create a stronger and more impressive resume to send to future employers.

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