Archive | April, 2013

Passion: Key Career Ingredient or Silly Indulgence?

One of the new memes that seems to be rapidly gaining traction within the business world is the notion that passion is an overrated aspect of picking one’s career path. As unemployment rates remain historically high, and many Americans continue to feel the pain of not receiving a paycheck, a growing chorus of experts are […]

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Your Resume: Who’s the #1 Audience?

I had an interesting insight yesterday strike me during the process of teaching a class on resume-writing methodology. At this event, I was chatting with around 30 or so job seekers about the topic of resume “best practices” and asking them, many of whom are former hiring managers, to share their particular preferences in terms […]

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Picky, Picky: Resume File Naming Conventions

While one could accuse me of having any number of deficiencies, a lack of organizational skills isn’t one of them.  I’ve always been pretty good at getting all my ducks in a row and keeping track of things pretty efficiently.  In fact, in some respects I feel like I’m borderline obsessive-compulsive.  At my former company, […]

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Evil, Stupid or Busy: Why Don’t Employers Respond?

Let’s kick off this post with a note I recently received from a client: “Matt: Had a weird thing happen to me recently I wanted to pass along. I landed an interview with an HR person at a company I’ve had my eye on for a while. After the meeting, the HR person thanked me […]

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