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Why Aren’t They Calling?

Why aren’t they calling?   Do you remember the angst of dating (pre-Tinder and Match.com, that is)? You meet someone you’d like to get to know better. You think you’ve made a good first impression, so you risk giving out your phone number (your real one even!). And then you wait. And you wait some […]

Timeless Job Search Advice

If you haven’t looked for a job in the past fifteen years or so, you might be overwhelmed with some of the current advice: Create a dynamic LinkedIn profile! Optimize your résumé for applicant tracking systems! This is good counsel—I offer it often—but it’s worth taking a step back and recognizing that the fundamentals of […]

4 (More) Reasons Your Résumé Isn’t Getting Noticed

Piggybacking on the previous post, here are 4 more common (but easily rectified) résumé mistakes. Objective vs. Summary. Back in the day, conventional wisdom said to open your résumé with an Objective. If you, too, are old enough to use the phrase “back in the day,” you know what I’m talking about: “Seeking a challenging […]