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

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Hey interview subjects, you’re likely in print now!

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TheLadders has published a book, “You’re Better Than Your Job Search,” that reprints quite a few of the resume articles I’ve written for them over the past few years. Unfortunately, they stripped my byline from my stories, but if you pick up the book, the “Your Resume” section reprints some of the invaluable input I’ve gotten from HR pros, resume/career coaches and job seekers. Seeing it all tied into a collection like this makes me want to put out a HUGE thank-you to HARO and to all the professionals who always take the time to share their expertise and wonderful experience. So thank you! Hugely!


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August 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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.

‘Why Did You Leave?’ How to Address Past Employment

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Parting can be not-so-sweet sorrow if you explain it wrong in your next interview. This article spells out how to position your resume (and your head) to provide a positive answer to the question: “Why did you leave?”