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 […]

Apaches – hiding inside your resume

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? (Franklin)

Walking on the flat, open plains, an Apache claims he can disappear from sight. There is no place to hide, so the Army officer backs off to a safe distance and turns his back for a minute. Sure enough […]

Does your resume say you are trash?

Living in a ghetto, slum or trailer park does not make you trash. Mother Theresa lived in a slum. Her resume was good enough to get a Nobel Peace Prize.

I get some REALLY bad resumes. They say:

I can’t do this job. I have no skills or training. The reason I have the nerve […]

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 […]

2 ways to use certifications to FIND jobs-especially if you don’t have any

Certifications can definitely get you a job interview. They can also get you laughed at. BS, MBA and PhD are all certifications. So are CPA, CISSP, MCSE, MCAD, MCST, CNE and CPC.

The most amazing certification chameleon has been MCSE-Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. At first it was a sure key to a quick job and […]

Cockroach resumes, paper resumes, and carpet bombing

An 18 inch cockroach is the best resume I’ve seen. A friend of mine was applying for a job as a programmer of railroad simulators. He knew that many programmers could do the technical part. He also knew that the artistic part was just as important. Drawing is difficult, but sculpture is even tougher. He […]

Resume blasting

Should you put your resume out on one internet job board? On 50? It really could get you a job. But there’s a down side too. Consider:

Your boss calls you into his office and closes the door. “Two days ago you posted your resume on an internet job board. Why are you quitting?” Are […]

3 places you may accidentally hide critical stuff in your resume

Your resume has spots that no professional resume reader ever looks at: the objective, the summary, and big block paragraphs. It is just a fact, no one reads them.

You may have hidden critical stuff in your resume the way my son once hid himself. In a game my son hid from our family right […]