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  • 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

  • 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

  • Think Before You Drop Your Job Search to Start a Business

    Tired of job searching? Let me put it another way. Sick and tired of job searching? Or sick of rolling from contract to contract? With all the changes occurring in the cleared community over the past couple years we’re hearing more and more individuals talking about exploring … more

  • When Should My Resume Be Longer than Two Pages

    How long should your resume be if you have 20+ years experience? It depends on the position you’re applying for. And it’s definitely a personal preference for a recruiter as to how many pages a resume should have. Different recruiters like different things. That’s tru… more

  • 7 Tips for Job Search Success

    How do you beat the odds so you’re one of the resumes selected for follow up? —1. Clean up your spelling and grammar. 50% of all applicants are rejected for typos, grammatical errors, misspellings and incomplete applications or applications returned after the deadline. This i… more