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Lisa Vaas is a journalist who analyzes technology and job-hunting strategies.

What Employers Really Think About Functional Resumes

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You can’t hide: Employers know all the #resume tricks for cloaking employment gaps or skimpy experience. Full story at #TheLadders.

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July 11, 2011 at 11:48 am

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Are IT certs worth it?

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Article on whether those fancy acronyms show that a) candidates KNoW their sTUFF or b) you got SUCKERed.

Hot Tech Skills Bend Resume-Writing Rules

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What grabbed the recruiter’s eye was the security pro’s certification, on top of his resume and smack dab in front of her face. Read the story.

Test Your Cover Letter

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Use my handy-dandy new test to score your cover letter before submission/deal-blowing.

Corralling Heroes and Other Testing-Group Miscreants

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The unfortunate aspect of software development is that it involves humans. Mewling, disorganized, miserably analog humans. Sometimes they smell bad. Read the story to learn hog-tying techniques.

Written by Lisa Vaas

June 3, 2011 at 10:41 am

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Your Resume Shouldn’t Play Games

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Why unconventional resumes drive hiring managers and recruiters nuts. Full story.

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May 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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Lose the Attitude in Cover Letters

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Arrogant cover letters inflict hiring managers with Don’t-Hire-This-Jerk-Itis. Full story.

Written by Lisa Vaas

May 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm

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