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7 ways to hide what is NOT on your resume

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. (Hoffer)

Hiding what is NOT on your resume may be the hardest part of writing one. Someone is going to get that job. Most successful candidates […]

The secret to getting credit and a raise

Eventually every great plan deteriorates into hard unexpected work. The trick is to get credit for it, and a raise.

A newly minted Psychologist went to a new elementary school. Her job was to help children develop strong characters, overcome problems, and become […]

Make your job search 50% more effective

Your time is very limited. You only get 24 hours a day. You can’t buy more time. Do you really know how you use it? Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. (Sawyer) […]

Your choice: Inferior or vastly superior job

Kids always made fun of the way I dressed. I had two shirts and two pairs of jeans for the whole school year. That’s all. I had cheap shoes. For dinner our family had beans every night, literally. We drank powdered milk. I brought peanut butter sandwiches to school every day with homemade quince jam. […]

How to motivate a recruiter to find you a job

Many recruiting offices have a button that rings a bell. You can only push the button when you make a placement. Some recruiters live only to press that button. When they do press it, they keep their finger down for a full minute. It drives everyone else nuts with envy. Recruiters are competitive people.

Placing […]

How to overcome an employer’s resistance to hiring you

Why won’t they hire you? Do desperate employers resist hiring anyone? Do they resist change? Or is it something else they resist?

Would you like to win a million dollars tax free? But isn’t that a change?

If Oprah gave you a new car and money to pay the taxes on it, how hard would […]

Motivating recruiters

Many recruiting offices have a button that rings a bell. You can only push the button when you make a placement. Some recruiters live only to press that button. When they do press it, they keep their finger down for a full minute. It drives everyone else nuts with envy. Recruiters are competitive people.

Placing […]

A list of Sexy Verbs that make a resume attractive

Boring means not read. Not read means no job. A sexy resume gets attention.

What does the person who gets your resume want to see?

Don’t tell him what you are “Responsible for.” That means you are overhead. No initiative. You didn’t cause anything to happen. You just slowed things down and kept the people […]

Job hunt tips for older (no, for all) professionals

Your age can be a problem. It can also be an asset when job hunting. Whether you are in accounting, computers, or engineering, age discrimination exists. You can also use your age to your advantage.

Do you remember Ronald Reagan saying that he wouldn’t use his opponents youth and inexperience as a political tool? (here […]

Your sunshine collection can get you a raise or a job

Memory is a fickle thing. When you are depressed, you can hardly remember cheerful times. It is a good thing you know how to write. Keeping track of little things can change your entire career. Your job journal can be a lifesaver when things get rough. It is your sunshine collection.

Every time someone compliments […]