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Winter Makeover

Gail had returned to school to complete an early childhood education teaching license so she could pursue her passion. Since 2008 she had been involved with a Head Start program. With future funding uncertain, she decided to be proactive and seek a new opportunity in early childhood education. More>>

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Outdated “rules” hinder job search success

I have 23 years of work experience and can't fit it all in a nicely buttoned-up one-page resume. I've been told hiring managers only want to see one page and anything else would be ignored. More>>

Starting the New Year right

A professional advised me to remove dates from my resume, and I revised according to her suggestions. There is a job that just opened up, for which I have the exact experience and background they're looking for. I want to get it right this time. What can I do differently to maximize my chances? More>>

Keywords: The key to resume success

One of the first things I discuss with my clients pertains to their current career target. Why? Because if I don't understand their target, there is no way I will be able to speak the language of their target audience. This is never more important than when a client expresses a desire to transition into a new field. More>>

Starting over with 30 years of experience

I have more than 30 years of human resources, engineering, and project management experience. I retired and moved on to another position. Over the course of the past two years, I have been trying to get back into nonprofit trade association management. Since I'm applying for association management positions should I forget about mentioning my 30 years of HR experience? More>>

Avoid outdated advice

I am a college student seeking an internship. You state that when it comes to constructing a resume, the objective statement should be omitted. I was wondering if the same rule applies to resumes for internships. More>>

The age factor

I just turned 55 and am concerned my age is going to impact the success of my job search. I hear horror stories of more mature candidates being screened out based on age and I don't know at what point to start being concerned that my resume won't get my foot in the door. More>>

Fall Makeover Series: Rethink presentation strategy

The number one mistake in resume writing is not creating a targeted picture of your candidacy. Celia had created a very targeted image on paper; yet, because experience was encapsulated in 10 bullet points under two headings, it was very difficult for a hiring manager to determine where Celia performed each type of function. More>>

Playing to your audience

My sons are looking for jobs. Most of the jobs they've applied for have been online applications and there is no place for cover letters. How would you suggest my sons handle this? More>>

Downsizing your career

I am looking for a part-time job where I can come in to work, add value, and go home. I no longer want to manage employees. I am obviously overqualified, but can still add value to a position and a company at the individual contributor level. More>>

Getting it right the first time

I have been applying for full-time jobs for more than 10 years without success, so I've come to the conclusion that I must be doing something wrong. Several years ago, a professional helped me revise my resume. What can I do differently to maximize my chances? More>>

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