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Earning Management Role

Earning Management Role

QUESTION: After 10 years in my industry, I am ready for a management role. How do I “sell” myself as manager-capable on my resume without the experience?  Concisely describe your leadership skills in the profile summary. Then prove it with accomplishments under...

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Should I List Church Experience on My Resume?

Should I List Church Experience on My Resume?

QUESTION: I took an internship in college that was effectively an unpaid full-time job that directly aligns with the skills I use in my career. But it was for a church; I’ve been told I shouldn't list it on my résumé for this reason. Is this true?  Yes, include...

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I Didn’t Finish My Degree

I Didn’t Finish My Degree

QUESTION: I’ve taken a few courses toward a bachelor's degree but didn’t finish the degree. I've had a long and successful career in spite of this. How should I represent this foray into higher education on my résumé?  If the courses you took toward the degree...

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Including Military Service on a Resume

Including Military Service on a Resume

QUESTION: Should I include my military service on my resume? It goes back to more than 20 years ago.   Thanks to those who served in the military. U.S. military experience is a marketable resume asset. Some employers specifically recruit veterans due to the...

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Accepting Connections on LinkedIn

Accepting Connections on LinkedIn

QUESTION: Is it wise to accept connections from everyone who contacts me on LinkedIn?Do you share your contact details with every person in attendance at a networking event? Or, are you more selective? What's the goal of being on LinkedIn? Define your goals and act...

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Explaining Former Roles with Questionable Employers

Explaining Former Roles with Questionable Employers

QUESTION: I don’t feel comfortable about all of the jobs I have done in the past two of my employers were, shall we say nicely, controversial—as were the jobs I had there. What do I put on my resume?You get to choose what you do and do not include in your resume... an...

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Storytelling for Resumes

Storytelling for Resumes

QUESTION: I’ve always been told that a resume isn’t a venue for me to tell my life’s story; that makes sense, but now I’m hearing that I shouldn’t shy away from telling my story. What should I believe?A resume is a summary of your relevant accomplishments: those that...

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Do I tell them I was fired?

Do I tell them I was fired?

QUESTION: I’ve been fired from my last 2 jobs. How do hide this from prospective employers – or can I?On a resume you do not state why you have left a job so when a prospective employer reads your resume they do not know why you left. However, if you are asked in an...

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Finding Time to Job Search

Finding Time to Job Search

QUESTION: I am currently managing a family and working 50+ hours per week (thus the job search), how do I efficiently squeeze a job search into my already overcrowded schedule? Search with PURPOSE! A targeted hour of search is better than 5 hours of sending...

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A New Resume for Different Job with the Same Company?

A New Resume for Different Job with the Same Company?

QUESTION: I’ve targeted a company I really want to work for, so I’m applying for multiple jobs. Is that okay? Do I have to use the same resume or should I change it each time?Customize your resume for each job to reflect an understanding of the position's unique...

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