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Action Items for Young Job Seekers

Hey there, child of the late 1990s! I see you. You’re in your last semester of college – finally! You’ve been at this school thing for 18 years (maybe more). It’s all you’ve really known, and you’re soooo ready to be d-o-n-e with it. You spent your high school years building your portfolio so you’d…

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Resume writing is more art than science

Some years ago now, my son’s friend “Ryan” came over to play. During a break in Minecraft sessions, they came into the kitchen and announced that they were SO HUNGRY. I offered to make scrambled eggs and they both readily agreed. A few days later, Ryan’s mom called me to say that he had come…

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Q: Does my photo belong on my resume?

I’ve been asked several times recently whether it’s appropriate in 2021 to include your photo on your resume. Short answer: No. Not in the United States, anyway. It is not our custom here. A resume is a specific type of document that, with very few exceptions, includes only career-related information, and no photos. Here’s the…