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Learn to Recharge your Battery

In the past century, our lives have become more complicated. By comparison, our ancestors led a simpler life, with priorities focused on family and community life. Well, times have certainly changed. We are accessible by beeper, cell phone, text message, voicemail, e-mail and instant message, telephone, and […]

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Lying on Your Resume

http://www.elidaniel.com/http://www.610wiod.com/main.html Lying on Your Resume You read the help wanted ad and the job seems perfect for you. You seem perfect for it too. You’ve got all the qualifications they’re asking for. Oh wait. What does that say? Hmmm. They want someone who has experience with that. […]

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Basic Resume Formats

There are three basic types of resumes: Chronological, Functional, and “combined” Chronological – Functional. To see what these styles look like, get a resume book. They are usually terrible guides for how to write an excellent resume, but they are good to see different formats. We would […]

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A Great Resume Has Two Sections – Part 2, Summary

The “Summary” or “Summary of Qualifications” consists of several concise statements that focus the reader’s attention on the most important qualities, achievements and abilities you have to offer. Those qualities should be the most compelling demonstrations of why they should hire you instead of the other candidates. […]

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Skills and Accomplishments

In this final part of the assertions section of your resume, you go into more detail. You are still writing to sell yourself to the reader, not to inform them. Basically, you do exactly what you did in the previous section, except that you go into more […]

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How to Write Your Objective

First of all, decide on a specific job title for your objective. Go back to your list of answers to the question “How can I demonstrate that I am the perfect candidate?” What are the two or three qualities, abilities or achievements that would make a candidate […]

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A Great Resume Has Two Sections – Part 1, Objective

In the first, you make assertions about your abilities, qualities and achievements. You write powerful, but honest, advertising copy that makes the reader immediately perk up and realize that you are someone special. The second section, the evidence section, is where you back up your assertions with […]

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How to Knock the Socks Off a Prospective Employer

Research shows that only one interview is granted for every 200 resumes received by the average employer. Research also tells us that your resume will be quickly scanned, rather than read. Ten to 20 seconds is all the time you have to persuade a prospective employer to […]

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20 Biggest Workplace Anxiety Triggers

From speaking up at a meeting to making a presentation or attending a company social event, there are plenty of workplace anxiety triggers beyond the stress of trying to hold on to a job during a recession. After all, millions of other people have lost their jobs […]

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Basic Steps Toward Work-Life Balance

Among the many things the average professional deals with daily: getting ahead at work; helping the kids with their homework; driving the school carpool; spending quality time with their significant other; caring for elderly parents; dealing with chores in the home; trying to get in just a […]

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