First Rule of Resume Writing: Forget the Rules

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I’m not a fan of the “MUST/MUST NOT” rules of resume writing. Most of us are familiar with the obvious ones: one page only, a certain font, a limited number of bullets, etc. When I write a resume, in fact, each of my conversations with a new client concludes with me asking them what their initial expectations are for the final product – what would they like to see changed or improved about the document they’re working with? And more often than not, I get a response like this: “I have no idea. I don’t know what employers are looking for.”   

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Want to be Really Happy? Hack Your Inner BS

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get out of your own way?

Get rid of the things that are holding us back and hack your mind to be more productive, less stressed, and happier? Wouldn’t it be great if we could see the world with an objective lens instead of through tainted glasses?   

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7 Things To Do After College (Instead of a Full-Time Job)

After Graduation

“So… what are you doing next year?”

That question and I became intimately acquainted last year around this time when I graduated from Notre Dame. And did I have an answer? Hell no. So, because I wasn’t walking off that stage with a diploma in one hand and a job offer in the other, I routinely felt I was behind…   

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Employee or Entrepreneur: Which Path is Better for You? [Infographic]

Be Your Own Boss

So many of us have been focused on becoming employable… and securing a traditional job. But what if employment isn’t the best option for you? What if becoming your own boss is a better option for you?

This infographic from TollFreeForwarding.com takes a close look at entrepreneurship as a career option…   

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12 Marketable Skills You Must Value in Yourself

job skills

Sometimes, we focus too much on what we want others to think about us… or what we think an employer or customer wants to see in us.

What if we, instead, focused on the skills that make us truly unique? Or the traits that help us be more creative or maintain a high level of passion for the work we do?   

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The Most Overlooked Job Interview Skill Ever: Personal Selling

You Suck

Most of us cringe when we hear these two words: “Job interview.”

Because job interviews are perhaps the most stressful portion of the job search process, we do everything possible to prepare. We Google every aspect of the interview, look at videos for tips, read every article from every expert, etc. And still, there is a huge chance that you’ll suck at your next interview.    

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