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I like my job – why should I update my resume?

I like my job – why should I update my resume?

QUESTION: I see September is Update Your Resume Month. Why should I bother? My current job is just fine.You should update your resume because unforeseen circumstances can happen! I have worked with many clients who were laid off or fired from their job without any...

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Multiple jobs with the same employer?

Multiple jobs with the same employer?

QUESTION: How do I handle multiple jobs with the same employer on my resume?The answer depends on a variety of factors, including how similar the jobs were, how long you held each job, and how close a job is to your career target. If the jobs were similar and reflect...

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Media in my LinkedIn profile?

Media in my LinkedIn profile?

QUESTION: Should I incorporate media in my LinkedIn profile? If so, what?Oh, yes! Please do! Media will enhance the visual appeal of your profile and help to drive engagement with your brand. Start by filming your LinkedIn Cover Story to personally introduce yourself....

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I submitted my resume. When should I expect interviews?

I submitted my resume. When should I expect interviews?

QUESTION: How many resumes should I expect to submit before I get an interview? And what is the timeline I should expect?No set number of resumes guarantees a job interview. The timeline varies based on the company's hiring process and the urgency to fill the role....

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Executives and Job Fairs?

Executives and Job Fairs?

QUESTION: Is it worth schlepping to local job fairs? The job promoted all seem to be entry-level; I have an MBA and a history of mid-management positions.It's a great idea to go to local job fairs. There are many opportunities to meet potential hiring authorities and...

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How can I end an interview?

How can I end an interview?

QUESTION: I’m in an interview; I realize early on that this will not be a good fit. How can I end the interview without worry about possible repercussions?You should always see the interview to completion. You agreed to go to the interview and interviewers have taken...

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Adding Education to your Resume

Adding Education to your Resume

QUESTION: How should I write about my education? Add activities, course work, GPA …?If you are seeking an entry-level role, more education detail is needed (courses, activities, projects) since you won't have as much experience to rely on. Seasoned professionals can...

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Common Resume Mistakes

Common Resume Mistakes

QUESTION: What are the most common mistakes when writing a resume?📌 Career Experience bullets sound like a list of job functions; bullet points need to showcase values, outcomes, solutions, or quantitative results you can point to; you need to separate job...

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Combatting ageism?

Combatting ageism?

QUESTION: I am an older worker recently laid off (can you believe it in this job market?!). Do you have some tips to overcome ageism?Your resume doesn't have to outline every job you've ever held. For jobs you held 15+ years ago, use an "Earlier Experience" header and...

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