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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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After searching almost six months on his own, Dawn introduces a recent graduate to the power of focus in a job search. Armed with a new and compelling presentation of the value he brings to an organization, “Tom” landed a career-launching position a month after abandoning his “I’ll take anything” approach and re-starting his search […]

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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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  Weaving a colorful, yet pragmatic and decipherable career story is a creative process at the center of most successful career transitions. However, the introspective, intellectually laborious course that guides your word-story knitting is one that requires deep thought and focus. My recent post on this subject was inspired by a career colleague who shared […]

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I recently worked with a client wanting to make a career change and relocate to a new town. She networked and found an opening matching her goals before it even posted. She had an inside contact at the target organization. She’d researched the employer and had living arrangements in the new location. Overall, she was […]

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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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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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