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Snazzy Resume, Networking Alone Will Not Find You A Job

20 February, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
If your outplacement firm emphasizes writing your resume for you according to long accepted generic templates as a first step in your transition counseling, you are probably dealing with a firm that is out of date and out of touch. As result of this advice, there are way too many candidates in the job market […] Read more»

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»