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Category Archives: Resumes

  • Your Resume Needs a Short, Relevant Summary, Not an Objective

    Every time I review resumes at Cleared Job Fairs, I see a lot of resumes with professional summaries and objectives and skills lists that take up most of page one. Don’t be this self-focused! A resume needs to show how you can help the potential employer, now. You need a me… more

  • Bury These Resume Strategies

    This Halloween season let’s put these resume strategies in the resume graveyard. Remember that your resume is an ad to get you an interview and ultimately a job, so stay focused on the items that sell you the best. Highlight your achievements and demonstrate how you meet an emp… more

  • Don’t Talk About Weight Loss on Your Resume

    We see a lot of resumes. That means we see some really interesting stuff on resumes. The most recent one that caught our eye was a paragraph on how the job seeker had lost weight, along with specifics on his current body fat percentage. Maybe this job seeker thinks it’s rele… more

  • Veterans Don’t Dilute Your Resume, Distill It

    Flowery, fluffy, fantastic words and phrases. It may be writing to the awards board to make sure a subordinate’s "diligent effort to single handedly ensure the command passed the inspection with unprecedented results" gets them an award. Or writing to the promotion board about … more

  • Before You Hit Apply for This Job

    In federal contracting, there is a term called “Req Recruiting.” A recruiter receives a requisition to place a potential person in a position in a particular program. Said recruiter, if indeed a sourcing sorcerer, employs many magical methods to find and vet the perfect perso… more