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Looking Past Failure

“You know what? If an applicant has a strong enough application, then one blotch shouldn’t automatically eliminate him or her from consideration. There might well have been extenuating circumstances … and, in any case, it gives you something to talk about

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What do résumés and clothes have in common?

In the last couple of weeks I’ve helped out a few friends construct and polish their résumés, and while I was in the mood I updated my own (something I tend to do at least a couple of times a year).

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Posted in Careers

Improve any résumé by asking these five questions

“Career stuff” (e.g., résumés, cover letters, interview skills for both sides of the table, etc.) is both a passion and a pet peeve of mine. I’m consistently appalled at how poorly prepared candidates are for interviews, at how generic most résumés look,

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What’s Your Opening Pitch?

Every so often I read something that hits me so hard that it leads to immediate action.  Last July, my LinkedIn news feed presented an article in Forbes called, “How to Pitch Anything in 15 Seconds” using a tool/technique called

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Posted in Advertising, Careers, Everything, Marketing

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