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Companies hire skill sets, not job titles. Skills are transferable, but it is up to the job seeker to define their skills in relation to hiring company needs, not the confines of past job titles. Take a step back from what you were called and take a look at what you did. You can read […]

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In part two, of this two-part series, Dawn Bugni dissects the feedback a client received in response to her resume (a career marketing document). Sadly, the dated, destructive, and depressing guidance came from a source that “should” know better – her university career center. Differentiation is key in this market. Cookie-cutter doesn’t cut it anymore. […]

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Recently,  the well-meaning friend of a client gave her some really bad resume advice. She relayed it to me. One of the two items shared was a hot-button issue for me and a lot of other career professionals too. This well- meaning friend told her to make sure her resume did not exceed one-page. I […]

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Whether navigating the passageways of career change, life change … or both, you will need to map deliberate processes to effectively (and sanely) achieve your destination goal. My own (and my husband’s) recent adventure transforming our careers as well as physical location (we moved from Missouri to Texas) spurred ideas for this recent post on […]

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Though some would assert otherwise, your resume is not (just) a collection of online blog posts, Google profiles, Facebook posts, LinkedIn commentaries and other social site navigations. In fact, according to many who review resumes, expecting hiring decision makers, recruiters and human resource professionals to parse through your collection of online messages and profiles in […]

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Ready. Set. Launch!

I enjoy working with young professionals in my resume practice. As part of the information gathering process for creating their resumes, I ask them if they worked on any team projects or major research assignments. I also ask about campus affiliations, volunteer work, part-time jobs. A lot of them are surprised. They never thought any […]

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Whether or not you have watched Bridget Jones’s Diary, I can share this key takeaway with you: Bridget Jones is an optimistic lady who, despite the struggles of her personal and work life, succeeds in her endeavors. Hope, it seems, fuels her even when the world about her seems to be crumbling. As such, I encourage my […]

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Career Director’s International spearheaded the initiative to recognize September as “International Update Your Resume” month. This month, more than ever, job seekers and careerists are encouraged to take charge of their careers and ensure they’re ready for anything. Pulling from the CDI archive, Dawn Bugni shares, SEPTEMBER: Update Your Resume Month — 5 Reasons (and […]

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Are you distinguishing yourself from other top-shelf career candidates in your job search? Do you describe the nuances of your career value, describing not only what you do and the results, but HOW you jump over hurdles, solving people, process and other specific challenges? Writing rich, flavorful resume stories may be key to unlocking doors […]

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Alphabet soup belongs in a bowl

Go look at your resume right now. Is it loaded with undefined acronyms and industry jargon? Are you convinced “everyone” knows exactly what you mean?  Time for a reality check. You don’t know who is doing the initial screening of resumes. It could be someone who understands the significance of the verbiage used. Or it […]

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