What HR Thinks About Your Resume (Readers Digest Version)

I recently came across some Readers Digest stuff on job search, and thought I’d share them here.  I’m a lifelong lover of all things Readers Digest.  These articles are okay, but take them with a grain of salt.  If you are disturbed by them, be sure to read the comments!  This is the first of…

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Top 5 Job Candidate Skills

I recently read a press release from NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers – these people cater to career centers and are heavily involved in employment issues) about the top 5 skills a job seeker needs.  Here’s the list: Verbal Communication Skills Strong Work Ethic Teamwork Skills Analytical Skills Initiative Source: Job Outlook 2011, National…

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Resumes for Financial Experts (& Your Competition)

I was doing a search for executive resumes, and CFO resumes. I came across a search term “CFO resume examples,” instead of “CFO resume samples,” which surprised me.  Here are some related search terms, suggested by Google: ceo resume examples coo resume examples cio resume examples cto resume examples cpa resume examples controller resume examples…

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Conquering Job Search Depression

I’m an advocate of getting through depression in the job search.  I guess you could say I’m a Type A guy, and being out of control really stinks.  I wasn’t used to having no control, which is where I was in my job search. My most-commented post on the JibberJobber blog was titled Depression Clouds…

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Need Cover Letter Help?

One of my last posts was about cover letters – who reads them?  My favorite bit of advice is to always include a good, strong cover letter no matter what.  Perhaps it won’t be read in the first or second round of screening… but it could be read by others once you get closer to…

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Cover Letters

I’ve been thinking a lot about cover letters since the post a few days ago titled Nobody Reads Cover Letters. Well, except… There were four excellent comments, and the messages I saw from the comments and from Twitter about that post tells me one thing: Even if some people don’t read cover letters, still send…

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