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Great Tips For Phone Interviews

June 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Over at the ResumeWriting.com Blog, there are two great, great tips for phone interviews: Stand out from other candidates by proactively scheduling the phone interview yourself. Duh… try to get on a landline. Read the whole thing: 2 Great Tips For Acing A Phone Interview | ResumeWriting Blog

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Tags: Interviewing

To Wear Or Not To Wear Pantyhose To A Job Interview

June 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough There’s quite the debate going on, and its very much breaking down to a generational divide. Read more here.

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Tags: Interviewing

Use Fashism.com To Decide What To Wear To A Job Interview

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I didn’t actually write this one, but I thought it was a fun, clever little way to help prep for a job interview. It turns out there’s a site called Fashism.com where people vote on outfits. Using a simple keyword search, you can use it to help your decide what to […]

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Tags: Interviewing

Tips to Lengthen Your Executive Resume

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough By the time you reach the executive level, you have undoubtedly racked up a ton of skills and accomplishments. However, it’s not uncommon for your massive list to not translate well on the resume, leaving it too short.¬†As an executive, you want to make sure that your resume fully represents what […]

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Tags: Resumes

Top Five Tricks to Tailor Your Resume

November 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Think of your resume as your best tool in marketing yourself as the most qualified candidate for a given job. In order to achieve the goal of getting an interview, you must adjust your resume and cover letter to the specific job for which you’re applying. Tailoring your resume emphasizes the […]

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Best Job Search Tip In Months: Your Voicemail As A Supplementary Resume!

November 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough This weekend I ran across the best job search tip I’ve heard in months. It’s so completely simple, I’m a bit embarrassed to say I had never thought of it before. You know the old saw about how your resume has to make a good first impression in a matter of […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Applications · Job Offers · Job Search · Resumes

My New Resume Writing Book Free For 2 Weeks! Help Me Edit It!

November 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough For years people have been asking me to write a guide to resume writing. For years, I’ve turned them down for reasons I’ll get into at the end of this post. But today I’m announcing that I’m about to publish a “Kindle Single” about resume writing and the upside for you […]

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Tags: Resumes

How To Talk About Having Quit a Job

October 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In job interviews everywhere you’ll almost inevitably run into the same handful of questions time and time again. One of the most popular is why you left your previous position. Answering this question can be tricky: you have to be able to give a logical explanation of why you left without […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Search

New Graduate Resume – 5 Things to Get Right on a New Grad Resume

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough An economy in the ditch is tough on all job seekers, but particularly so on new college graduates. New grads likely went into their 2-4 year programs on the wings of an expanding economy. Most are now falling fast as the economy has retrenched and jobs hard to come by for […]

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Electronic Resume Formats – The 6 Most Popular For E-Resumes

September 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In today’s job market, one needs to fully embrace electronics and the power of the internet. But job seekers are quickly confronted with a number of formatting options for delivering their electronic resume to their intended target. Get the format wrong, and your resume won’t get read. The 6 Popular Formats […]

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Tags: Resumes