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Resume Writing: Cut to the Chase

Objective statements are a waste of time and valuable resume space. Don’t squander those precious resources with meaningless words. You have just a few seconds of a hiring authority’s scanning time to entice them to read further before they set your resume aside. Prospective employers want to know immediately whether you’ve got what it takes…
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Be Up Front – Warts and All!

Dishonesty of any kind is a non-starter in a job search. Recently, I was speaking with legal industry consultants and employers about what red flags they see during the lateral hiring process, and how they weigh various risk factors in their decisions. There was an interesting discussion around various warning signs candidates exhibit during the…
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Prospective Employers Also Can Blow an Interview

Prospective employers can blow the interview process just as easily as job seekers can. Many of the potential pitfalls are similar to those experienced by candidates and some are unique to the employer’s side of the equation. The jobseeker complaints listed below unfortunately are all too common. Muddled objective A major jobseeker pet peeve is…
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In Defense of the Business Card

Rather than making business cards obsolete, technology merely transformed how we use them. Good, old fashioned, business cards still are important. Never leave home without at least a couple in your wallet. In a business situation, the card allows you to appear prepared, professional, and ready for any opportunity that may come your way. In…
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