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

Archive for June 2010

How to Reapply After a Rejection

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Don’t give up! Here’s how to tweak your resume and try again.


7 Video Resume Tips From a Video Pro

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Lights, camera, action! Check out these tips on how to get a professional video seen and provoke the reaction you desire.

Written by Lisa Vaas

June 23, 2010 at 7:31 am

Are Video Resumes Ready for Their Closeup?

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Video is one way to stand out, but so is networking, researching the company and writing directly to the right person. Read the story here.

Trade Up to an Executive Summary

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Employers already know your goal is to get a job, so ditch the objective statement and instead write a summary that compels them to read on. This story will lead you through constructing a pithy eye-grabber and gives superlative samples of same.

In Through the Side Door

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If you’re not scoring many interviews by applying for jobs and forwarding your resume to HR, try some of these creative means to get the hiring manager’s attention. Read the story here.

Making Friends and Finding Free Resume Advice

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This story will walk you through approaching recruiters, HR pros and resume experts for advice without being a pest. Read the full story here.