Fake it till you make it
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Fake it till you make it

This is the promised follow-up to my recent post about the young 20-somethings, but there’s wisdom in here for anyone who isn’t sure what they want to do with their career. If I could point to one thing that most hiring managers will pick up on, it’s a candidate’s lack of focus. Saying you’re “open”…

You have one job…
Blog | Pro Tips | Resume writing | Resumes

You have one job…

If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you know I have no shortage of thoughts about resumes. Which would make sense, after all, for someone who puts herself out into the world as a… writer of resumes. I share guidance on what content belongs in your resume – what to include and what to leave…

Banish buzzwords
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Banish buzzwords

There’s been no shortage of writing lately about buzzwords and their (over)use in business communications. But *I* haven’t written about it yet, and I have thoughts to share. First, a definition, thanks to Merriam-Webster: An important-sounding word or phrase often of little meaning used chiefly to impress. You might think that using buzzwords makes you…