While headshots are not used on resumes in the United States, they appear prominently on LinkedIn and Executive and Board Bios. Headshots used to be included on resumes, for example when I received my MBA somewhere back in the dinosaur age. However, within a few years of the creation of the EEOC, employers were directed […]
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Closing the interview
The question “why should I select you over any of the others?” rises from the candidate’s boss and hiring executive wants to be confident the selected candidate will let him/her “sleep better at night”
Finding your keywords
A major source of stress for many people creating their resumes is figuring out what “keywords” are important and in general what information to include. It turns out that this is not nearly as difficult as it may seem.
PDF, MS Word, .txt – Who gets what?
I was recently part of a discussion on LinkedIn where a participant specifically asked, “What do you think about submitting multiple resumes, e.g. MS Word, .txt?” My essence of my response is below. Guiding Principle: Focus on the audience So many resume writers forget that there is a “customer” on the other side of a […]