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Staying within jobs for only a few months or maybe a year is a serious issue for employers looking for quality employees. For those who can’t commit to an employer for more than 12 months, be prepared to be overlooked for prime roles. Companies exert big bucks to train staff as part of the on-boarding …

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Don’t always believe what you read about resumes. Changes in job search throughout the last several years have dictated how resumes should now be written and presented — and when you factor online resume advice can sometimes be generic and outdated, jobseekers can find themselves disappointed after following the wrong advice.

Make sure the resume writer …

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Networking should never be a laborious task; so just “pecking at the process” can make all the difference in the world. For those pinched for time, connecting with recruiters, colleagues, and former acquaintances is a task that can be passed on to a secretary, friend, or spouse. Also, avoid connecting with everyone and anyone — …

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One day in September 1996, I was talking to Steve, my manager.

We had just interviewed a woman for a writing job. Discussing how we ourselves had been hired, I mentioned that I had mailed a thank-you note to the manager who interviewed me. “So did I,” replied Steve. And we were both hired. Ha. Wasn’t …

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Why do you think people don’t revitalize and “freshen up” their resumes?
Jobseekers historically wait until the 11th hour to update their resumes, taking on the task only when a new opportunity demands their immediate attention. Waiting until the resume is needed is certainly motivating, yet some believe that haste makes waste. Too much can go …

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How often do you think someone should “touch up” his/her resume?
Career progression and other factors vary from one individual to another; therefore, how often a resume is updated should be each individual’s choice. Continued changes in job titles or employment tasks are indicators the resume should be updated more often, but in cases where a …

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Questioning resume page length is an age-old question that really should be put to bed, and let me tell you why…

Have you heard this advice: “Your resume shouldn’t be more than 1 page in length.”

Really, do you believe this? Make the one-page “argument” to some college grads, and you’ll likely get plenty of nodding heads …

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Should a work sabbatical be addressed and explained in a resume?

Addressing any gap in employment really depends upon the length. Shorter timeframes, for example, maybe a few months to a year or so, aren’t absolute necessities to explain. Sometimes jobseekers feel the need to explain, even though it may not be entirely necessary. Hiring managers …

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If you’re temporarily unemployed or looking for your first job you must have learned already that it’s quite difficult to get successfully hired these days. Matter of fact, this is a problem that every jobless person faces every day. The staff turnover is high and the labor market is fluent and overwhelmed with vacancies appearing …

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