Category Archives: Resumes

The Chicken or the Egg?

Which came first? The chicken or the egg? It’s an age-old cliche that still surfaces from time-to-time. And now, we have a similar question from job seekers that is becoming more commonplace as they navigate the ever-changing job search arena. … Continue reading

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It’s Not About a Resume

When prospects reach out to me, it is almost always because they need / want a resume. But it’s not about a resume. It never is. It never will be. The resume is just the end piece of a process … Continue reading

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The Job Search Con Game

I’ve written about the posted position con game on several occasions, most recently upon my return from the Career Thought Leaders conference. Yesterday I saw an article on Linkedin by one of my favorite people in the careers industry, Lou … Continue reading

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Resume Writing

It’s a hot topic over in the Proformative community these days. Is it cheating to have someone else write your resume? Is a resume writing service worth it? Here’s my two cents on both questions. Is it cheating? I have … Continue reading

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Prime Resume Real Estate

On average, how long does it take before you stop listening to the person who is talking to you and begin mentally going over your remaining “To Do” list, think about what you’re going to say next, or plan how … Continue reading

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Networking-for-a-Job Faux Pas

I listened in horror as a friend of mine related this story. The gentleman is not a Finance Chief. He’s not even a finance executive. But he is a director-level professional, which in the world of networking apparently means nothing. … Continue reading

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The 5 Worst Things You Can Do in Your Career

Oh there are many more than five things you could do – or refuse to do – that can damage your career. But here are five that in today’s economy, I believe are critically important to every Finance Executive. 1. … Continue reading

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I Just Disagree …

A recent post by one of my colleagues just made me shake my head. Here is the comment … “Customizing your resume for each position you apply to can be critical in today’s job search.”  If you are changing your … Continue reading

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When the Person and the Paper Don’t Align

A recent question on Quora asked … I am constantly contacted by recruiters and I frequently get called for interviews, but I never land the job. What possible causes should I consider? Does that happen to you? I responded that … Continue reading

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The Resume Evolution

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled “No More Resumes, Say Some Firms.” While the title is a little exaggerated, I can safely say I’m glad I’m not a resume writer! More about that in a moment. The … Continue reading

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