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What Font Should I Use For My Resume?

July 17th, 2009 · 17 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a very basic resume writing question: What font should you use for your resume? It’s not an insignificant issue. First of all, you want your resume to be legible. And you want your resume to be legible (easily readable) not just for human eyes, but also for computer eyes… in […]

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Tags: resume help · Resumes

Resume Help

July 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Sorry I’ve been away so long. Business has been busy. Let’s not get into it. But I’m ready to get back in the regular posting saddle. Over the past 2 years, I’ve written 500-odd posts sharing various bits of job search and career advice. But, looking back over the archive, it […]

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FedEx Office To Offer Free Resume Printing On March 10th

March 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I usually don’t get talked into shilling for companies on this blog. But this resource is too good not to pass along. FedEx Office (most of us will remember them as Kinkos) is offering free resume printing this Tuesday, March 10. From the press release: The company invites customers to take […]

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Tags: Resumes · Working Hard

Impressive Resume

February 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough All credit, hat tip and linkage to UglyDoggy via BuzzFeed. To see an enlarged version for reading purposes, click through here and click on the image.

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · People R Forwarding. · Resumes

Where Are The Jobs In The Stimulus Package

February 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough So after all the hemming (himming?) and hawing, I guess we’re getting a stimulus package. The whole idea behind this thing is to create jobs… stem the flow of job losses… prevent a new great depression… give everyone a pony… take your pick. Is there useful news here for job seekers? […]

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Tags: Jobs · Recession · Resumes · Time Wasters · Uncategorized

How To Make Your Resume Stand Out

October 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough You’ve no doubt heard the old saw that your resume only has “X number of seconds” to catch a reader’s eye. Part of the problem is, most people just use the same dull resume templates found in Word… or whatever your word processing program is. A well-designed resume is eye-catching and […]

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Should I Bring A Resume To The Interview?

October 23rd, 2008 · 12 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Yes. The end. Sometimes my job search tips seem obvious. Sometimes the tips are so simple, you would think everyone would say, well, duh. But this tip comes from an encounter with a client I had this morning which drove home yet again the idea that no tip is too simple. […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Resumes

Focus on the Education Section of Your Resume

October 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you had asked me recently to name the part of the resume that people look at the least, I would certainly have said the education section. (This is assuming we’re talking about the resume of a professional who has been in the workforce for a while. For a recent grad, […]

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Keep Your Resume Updated

October 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough This week has been a crazy one. The last two weeks, actually. The clients we’re seeing come to ResumeWriters are displaying a level of angst and desperation I haven’t seen in a long time. I’m planning a series of posts addressing this desperation, but still… what sort of advice can I […]

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Robert Scoble on Why (Most) Resumes Suck

October 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Tech guru and blogging celebrity Robert Scoble is hiring for his current company. His strong conviction is that most resumes suck. First, based on the resumes I’m seeing, realize that 80% are crap and will be rejected out of hand. How do you get put into the crap pile? Here’s some […]

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