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The best way to hide real problems on your resume

If you’re afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart: Nobody’s perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don’t work as well as you think they do. (Morgenstern)

Hiding real problems

The trick to hiding things on your resume is the same one that stars use to hide flaws. For instance, what […]

Please don’t use these words on your resume

Some words are so overused that they create a mental train wreck for resume readers. Yes, I want you to have all of these characteristics, but show me, don’t expect me to believe your claim just because you use the word.

Here is the original article on words that drive me to distraction.


Do these resume fixes apply to you?

I just sent the following email to someone to help them have a resume that works.


The chances of a recruiter or manager reading your career profile are minimal. No one likes reading a huge block of text. At least you put your career profile into bullet points under core areas. Be honest, would […]

Do you have the smell of cabbage soup in your resume?

If you want to write about a building where people are living on the edge of starvation, you always write about the smell of cabbage soup. It tells you they are lower class people who have given up on the good life. At least that is what it means in the books I read.

Your […]