Purveyor of High-Quality Verbiage

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

Posts Tagged ‘career

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.


Test Your Cover Letter

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

Follow Up Without Being a Pest

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How to Follow Up On a Resume Submission

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How soon is too soon to send an e-mail or make a phone call? When does persistence become annoyance? Read the full story on TheLadders.

Resume Advice: Who to Ask

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You need resume advice. Do you turn to a recruiter, a career coach, a professional resume writer? What about a professional association or government career center? I talked to professionals from these categories and came up with an insider’s guide to the type of resume guidance you can expect from each of these resources. Read on.

How Full-Time Parents Can Reclaim a Full-Time Job

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You don’t have to be paid for your efforts to list them as work experience on your resume. Check out these tales of full-time parents and how resume professionals helped to frame their experience and skills and get them back to full-time work.

How to Reapply After a Rejection

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