Purveyor of High-Quality Verbiage

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

Archive for February 2010

Negotiate a Bigger Salary with Your Resume

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Careful with that phrasing! Certain words and phrases can reduce your compensation. Read the whole story here.


Where Does Your Resume Go?

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The step-by-step process that a job listing goes through in order to get filled. Click here.

Written by Lisa Vaas

February 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

Making Your Resume Format Machine-Friendly

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I wrote this last spring but need to get it on my blog because I keep referring to it and have to keep tracking down the URL! Click here if you didn’t catch the package in the first go-round. It covers how to format a resume so that the software that recruiters use to store resumes doesn’t garble your document and wreck your chances to score an interview.

Resume Objectives that Catch Hiring Managers’ Eyes

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Most people use an Executive Summary instead, but objective statements can still be crafted to be pithy and to the point. If you do use an objective on your resume, this article describes how to make them clear and present yourself as exactly the person they want to hire.

Top Resume Mistakes

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I interviewed HR managers to find out which resume mistakes they see over and over again and how to avoid them. Click on through for the checklist I came up with to make sure your resume isn’t one of the clunkers.

Brainstorm Your Way to a Kick-Ass Resume

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Writing about yourself is hard, even for many professional writers. But brainstorming techniques can get the ball rolling and the creative juices flowing. Check out the story here.

Customize Your Resume for That Plum Job

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With resumes, there’s no such thing as one size fits all; know where, how and why to tweak, advises resume pro Steve Burdan. Check out the full story here.