Archive for the Resume Category

Color Me or Not: Use of Color on Your Resume

“Carl,” an MBA student in my Professional Development class, asked me this week if color on a resume is appropriate for people vying for marketing positions.  I asked my class to weigh in as well as my Facebook friends who work in business and in marketing.  The verdict:  […]

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Way to Go! Promoting YOU via Resume Awards and Accomplishments

One of my very own teaching consultants, we will call her Jill, was vying for a full-time job and asked me for help with her resume.  She gave me a standard line I am used to hearing, which was “I have no accomplishments or awards” to put […]

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Promoting YOU: Using Your Strengths to Build a Powerful Resume

In our last blog I outlined how you can pinpoint and gather your strengths so they can be placed on your resume.  Now that you know how to gather your strengths and why you should do this – a natural question would be, “Where do I list […]

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Promoting YOU: Avoid a Weak Resume by Knowing Your Own Strengths

Your resume is a snapshot of you and your abilities, and having a resume that is “WOW!” versus “Owww…” will depend on how well you have highlighted your strengths to capture the attention of the reader. Did you know that most recruiters will feed the electronic version […]

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Is Your Resume Outdated? Promoting YOU via a Powerful and Polished Resume

Does your current resume have an objective listed at the top?  You know, something along the lines of: Objective:  To acquire a challenging position with an organization providing opportunities for skill set enhancement and career advancement, with the ability to utilize strengths to support company growth Was […]

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