Should I include that on my resume?
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Should I include that on my resume?

One of the most frequently-asked questions I get is, should I include X on my resume? Where X equals something with the potential to be controversial or polarizing. The short answer is, it depends. And the long answer is also, it depends. Let’s explore. By the time you receive your Full Grown Adult Card, you…

Hire a pro
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Hire a pro

Last Wednesday morning, I spent some time tidying up around my house. My cleaning service was scheduled to come later that day, and I wanted to be sure they didn’t have to work around piles of clutter, misplaced shoes, coffee-stained mugs, and whatnot. You are probably familiar with the old joke: Typically framed as a…

Get back on your bike and ride!
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Get back on your bike and ride!

When he was about 5 years old, we removed the training wheels from our oldest son Seth’s bicycle. We lived then in a neighborhood with gently rolling terrain, with little traffic and streets that featured the kinds of deceptively gentle hills you don’t even realize are there until (a) they’re icy and you’re trying to…

Career thoughts for Gen-X women
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Career thoughts for Gen-X women

I recently worked with a friend and fellow Gen Xer to update her resume. After obtaining a graduate degree and working full-time in a high-profile job for seven years, “Jill” left her full-time job so she could focus on raising her children. But she didn’t stop working. Jill spent 20+ years working part-time in a…

How much historical detail should I include on my resume?
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How much historical detail should I include on my resume?

Here’s a question that comes up every time I work on a resume for someone who’s got a good amount of work experience under their belt: How much detail should I include on my resume? This is a great question, and the answer is, it depends. My general suggestion is to provide more detail for…

Have you heard of Our Company?
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Have you heard of Our Company?

How to make a positive impression in your first screening interview by answering and asking key questions