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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 [...]

What if you are getting NO response to your resume? 6 fixes

If they can’t see you, you aren’t there. If they can’t take their eyes off you, there’s no competition.

What is the difference between these three scenarios?

You send out 100 resumes in an hour and get no response. You spend two days deciding who to send resumes to, send out 3 resumes, and [...]

Get hired with help from an incredible marketer

Drayton Bird has sold more products and services than small countries buy in a year. Here is how he helped the daughter of a client re-write her resume and cover letter, in his words.

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Here is the glamorous star of this helpful idea, and even if you don’t find it useful I bet someone [...]

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.

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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.

SEND A PERSONAL VIDEO.

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. [...]