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Resumes With a Little Flair :: Filtering Out the Hype

Resumes With a Little Flair :: Filtering Out the Hype
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Has your resume run amok? Has attention-deficit diluted your writing prowess as you seek for the latest, hippest ways to market You, Inc.? If you have watched television programs or read articles from some of the major media lately, you’d think that “resumes gone...

Does Your Resume Express Your Intensity?

Does Your Resume Express Your Intensity?
By Robert P. Poindexter When Pope Julius II decided the Sistine Chapel needed something a bit more inspirational for the ceiling than the gold stars that adorned the mostly blue ‘canvas,’ he sought out the person he felt would most passionately immerse himself in the challenge. Anyone over the...

Communicating More in Your Resume: Why ‘Nuance’ Matters

Are you communicating your career nuances like an arousing wine advertisement that  sells distinctions in flavor that only THIS $40 bottle of Pinot Noir can deliver? Communicating nuance is my favorite ‘secret weapon’ for devising a differentiating resume story. Unfortunately, most resumes...

There's a Hole in Your Story, Sir

So on       morning, I got up around        , and decided it was time I finally took care of that        which had been bugging my wife and I for quite some. I fixed myself a couple of         with some        on the side, then headed out the           to pick up...

Visit to Eye Dr. Clarifies Resume Vision

Perched in the chair at the optometrist’s office, I eagerly awaited my new set of eyes. Actually, I was there to update my contacts prescription which I had garnered only one year before, and still being somewhat new to the world of contacts, I admit it felt akin to receiving new eyes when two of those...

It’s a bit noisy for job searchers

Despite the desire to be coddled on a restful Sunday morning, I was  revved up when I read GL Hoffman’s reference to resume writers in his Weekend Rant blog post. I won’t go into the details of my comments, only to say that I aspired to articulate the difference between a career historian and ...

Rules of Resume Story Length: Perception or Reality?

I am acutely aware of the varying opinions on what constitutes a Branded and High-Impact executive resume. I also appreciate the recommendations by some of my colleagues, that an Exec Resume must be limited to absolute brevity at 2 pages. I’m of the belief that an executive resume can be 2 or 3 pages...
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