Resumes and Reputations
Grammar

Why Good Grammar Matters

Grammar: some of us are good at it, while others need a little more practice remembering the rules.  As a former journalist and now a writing graduate student, good grammar has always been a must.  If I lacked grammatical ski...

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Lighten Up with a Communications Cleanse

Remember that time you ate too many chips and guac, and subsequently felt you could combust? Or, when you drank yourself into oblivion, and woke up the next day with a headache that felt like ninjas attacking your brain? It saf...

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Erasing Resume Blunders

Sometimes we all wish our life could come equipped with one big eraser – that those things we’re ashamed of or wish hadn’t happened could all but disappear. Unfortunately, though, all of the erasers in our liv...


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Resumes Outside the Box

One of the biggest barriers individuals find in jumping into a job search is inevitably the dreaded resume. If you’ve been in your job a few years, maybe a decade even, chances are your resume is gathering dust in a drawe...

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Active vs. Passive Style in Your Business Writing

My college advisor was responsible for numerous exciting breakthroughs in my young life. But even she would say that one of the greatest things she teaches students is the difference between active and passive voice. And while ...

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How Recruiters See Your Resume

Have you ever wondered what recruiters really look at when they’re reviewing your resume? Well, look no further. Business Insider has given us an innovative and exciting new look at the behavior of recruiters – an ...


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Bouncing Back After Embarrassment at Work

The media has been filled recently with the tales of powerful high-profile men in public meltdowns. First, the co-founder of Invisible Children (the charity responsible for the viral video Kony 2012 last month) Jason Russell, s...

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Write a Great Cover Letter – CareerBuider Video

CareerBuilder.com isn’t just a great job search site, it also has fantastic practical tips for those looking for a job. I highly recommend subscribing to their YouTube channel for short, easy, practical tips like those in...

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Resume Tip Numero Uno: PDF It!

Some tips you just think you’ll never have to give. But this one is a MUST, and recently I’ve seen a number of job seekers who are not doing this. So for the benefit of one and all, here’s the most important r...


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Writing a Fantastic Cover Letter – Getting Your Foot in the Door

The most difficult part of a job search is getting your foot in the door. Whether through networking, cold calling, sending out 50 resumes a day or just plain pounding the pavement, getting noticed is key to getting hired. And ...