What if there are 6 ads and you really want the job?

You see 6 ads for one job you really want. It is so good you would quit you’re your current job just to apply. What do you do?

High Priority Jobs

Getting your resume into the hiring manager’s hands is your quest.

First gather information.

Is there anything that makes you think the writer [...]


A resume if you are overqualified

Did you climb the corporate ladder and find it was leaning against the wrong wall? Tired of 80 hour weeks or being in airports constantly? Did you get a degree that makes it harder to get a job? Do you want to go hunting more? I know a lot of people who managed to get [...]


Tricks To Get Past The Screeners

First of all, apply for every job you are qualified for. It is impossible to tell if the job is real. You may as well take 5 minutes and apply.

Did you notice I did NOT say take 15 seconds and apply? Internet job boards let you send off a resume without thinking. You can [...]


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.



The most dangerous high value resume twist

If you are very focused. If you are determined. If the hiring manager is really missing out by not talking to you.


It can be really personal, calling him by name.

Why not record a YouTube video. Use your webcam, cellphone, or digital camera. Upload it to YouTube. Make it private. [...]


9 ways a recruiter can help you

As a recruiter I help people get jobs, but only a few people. I also prepare a bunch of people to get jobs on their own. [...]


How not to be a liar in resumes and job apps

I thought not lying was easy. Then I got good questions from people who want to tell the truth, but don’t know what it is. [...]


The most critical part of a relocation resume

You want to move to a different area, but you want to have a job before you go. Good idea. So, you put together a resume and put on your real current address and phone number. You are 1000 miles away from where you want to work.

No one calls.

Can you blame them?



Your resume should twinkle

Boredom gets many resumes thrown away.

What makes a resume boring is that you write it like a job description instead of an advertisement. Boring resumes hide the most important information. They are written the way HR forces managers to write job descriptions. Let me show you what I mean.

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What to do about serial disasters in your job search

I lived a couple of summers on a dairy and hog farm. There were only two things to do with manure, put it on the fields or in the creek. Yes, once it went into the creek. The manure that went on the fields helped grow more corn and alfalfa. The manure that went [...]