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What is ‘resume resonance’?

Will the employer or recruiter relate to your resume? Does it depict talent consistent with job seekers with your type of position? Is it resonating at your professional and income levels with the right tone and tenor? This is the most intangible comment because your resume should

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Perception

is everything. Perceptions can be real or an illusion, driven by recognition and interpretation. Hence, the never ending battle of resume marketing (most people call it job searching). Perceptions vary from person to person. Different people perceive different things about the same situation. But more than that,

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Do functional resumes work?

Functional styled resumes were developed to camouflage career aberrations such as employment gaps and other career path inconsistencies. Although this approach does mollify resume impediments and achieve some desired effect, employers and recruiters know that something is probably hidden, thus causing suspicion. This suspect factor eliminates your

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Resume Branding

Effective brand management is the application of marketing techniques to a specific product. (Yes, your resume is a product.) It seeks to increase or position the product’s perceived value to the customer (think employer or recruiter) and thereby increase brand franchise and brand equity. Marketers (you are

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Typecasting Halo

Most resume scream industry-specific experience, causing the effect that your skills and abilities are non-transportable and non-transferable. If you are exploring opportunities outside your industry, you have unwittingly caused a major defect. Your talents ARE useful but employers and recruiters will eliminate your candidacy because it’s easier

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Job Hopping in Resumes

Through no fault of their own, many job seekers evolve a resume that makes them look like a job hopper. Employers and recruiters look for this and are quick to blame the job seeker as an unstable worker. This label, or stigma, can vanish with proper formatting,

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Self-employment | Entrepreneurships

Unknown to most people, this is considered a lethal defect. Although you should be proud of these accomplishments — which you can elaborate on in the interview — your self-employment (or working in a family business) should not be revealed, for several reasons. First, an entrepreneur is

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Age Factor

epending on income, industry and discipline, age can be a minor or major factor, and it will punish a job seeker immediately. Sales and technical disciplines are especially vulnerable to the age factor. Giving hints to age in the resume can be helpful only to the potential

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