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10 words you should never use on your resume


Here are 10 of the most overused, uber-cliché words you could ever use on a resume, cover letter or job application. Here’s why:

1) Ambitious: “If it were so, it was a grievous fault; and grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.” Ambition may be a wonderful thing for your career, but no one wants to hire someone who’s going to try to replace them or leave as soon as he gets a bit of training at the company’s expense.

12 Job Search Tips

Is your job search off to a slow start or getting stuck? Here are some quick time-saving job search tips that will help your hunt for a new job go smoothly.

1. Be Prepared. Have a telephone answering machine or voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Put your cell phone number on your resume so you can follow up in a timely manner. This job search toolkit will help you get everything you need set for your job search.

10 job search habits to break in 2011

By Kim Thompson (San Francisco Chronicle Blog)

Here's the challenge: Are the things you're doing to find a job the right things? Are your activities producing results, or are you doing things you've always done and getting little in return?
It's not that you set out to develop job-search habits that don't work. Often, these habits develop over time, until they're barriers, not productive tools.

4 ways to make a career comeback


So you’ve had some problems. Maybe you’ve been laid off or downsized or made redundant, whatever they’re calling it this week. Perhaps your old employer fell victim to economic turmoil. What are you going to do about it? Find another job, obviously. But overcoming a career setback is easier said than done. Fortunately, we’re here to offer you some tips on how to do it.

8 Awesome Resumes

It’s a very difficult task to create a creative and engaging resume. You want to show your individuality and your inventiveness but that can sometimes cross the line into the territory of egotism or even weirdness. Here are 8 resumes that tread that line beautifully.

1. The facebook profile is one of the most recognizable templates on the web. This savvy media producer used that to her advantage and created a simply outstanding resume.