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Resume Doctors

8 May, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In the shadowy cottage industry of resume specialists – often called “resume doctors” – there is a tendency to be too cute by half.  In other words, to help candidates hide poor performance or a short tenure, or any number of other issues, they recommend certain resume writing strategies – tricks, actually – in hopes […] Read more»

Your Personal Brand: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How to Develop It

30 March, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In a tough economy, wise businesses adjust their brand strategies to focus on what’s most important. By the same token, the uncertainty of the “new normal” economy requires professionals to be more focused and deliberate in developing and promoting their own personal brands. That’s right: personal brands. Do you have one? If you don’t, you […] Read more»

Constructing A Resume

4 February, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
Last week, I posted some general comments on developing a good resume, and its importance in defining one's career brand. Today, I want to provide some specific suggestions. There are a ton of so-called resume experts or resume doctors peddling their services. Some are good and some are worse than terrible. Everyone has an opnion on this subject so take what you read or hear with a grain or two of salt. These are my Read more»