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Still Don’t Believe People Lie On Their Resumes? 

25 January, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Reporting on a recent executive recruiting snafu by a high visibility organization should provide job candidates with a cautionary tale about resume exaggeration, especially if you have to resubmit your resume three times to correct verifiable errors. According to news reports, here is what happened: He said he worked for a law firm as a […] Read more»

How To Create A Quality Resume

24 November, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Poor quality resumes, even some from the better known outplacement consultants, continue to plague the search process and frustrate recruiters and clients. In reviewing resumes from our last several engagements, the vast majority had several major failings: pertinent information not included, the resume did not address the requisite experience and skills, formatting was inconsistent, and […] Read more»

The Resume: Least Enjoyable, Most Critical Part of Your Search

21 November, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
First of Two Parts Developing a resume is typically one of the least enjoyable tasks when preparing to enter the job market. It is also one of the most critical. Your resume must speak to your experience and record of accomplishment in a compelling manner when you are not present to speak for yourself. A […] Read more»