TMI: The Résumé Destroyer

Written by Pierre Daunic

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Use bullets. Use bullets (but not too many) to describe achievements or skill sets because …

• They often take up less space. • They allow you to prioritize more easily. • They grabrepparttar reader’s attention. (See?)

Use different formatting. Changerepparttar 138513 top, side, and bottom margins to as little as one half inch if appearance permits. Or reducerepparttar 138514 size of your text font to 10 point (but no smaller). Or try using a font like Garamond instead of Times New Roman: it will take up less space. Or try using a condensed font such as Weissach Condensed. A little experimentation will probably yield big results; however, whether you use these suggestions or others, just make sure readability is not harmed.

Delete “References Furnished on Request.” Often found atrepparttar 138515 end of a résumé,repparttar 138516 phrase has little importance. If an employer wants references, he will ask for them anyway.

Utilizingrepparttar 138517 tips above, you may be able to reducerepparttar 138518 length of your résumé by a page or more without sacrificing meaning, impact, or readability. In fact, when your copy is clear, concise, and properly formatted, it gives you more space to set forth your skills and achievements in a professional and well-appreciated fashion. Try it—you’ll see what I mean!

Pierre Daunic, senior consultant for R.L. Stevens & Associates Inc. (, a career marketing firm and organization celebrating over 24 years of providing strategic marketing solutions for its clients’ career transitioning needs.

Don't look now but your'e fired!!

Written by Garry Munro

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Do any of these things click that you may be able to make a living out of them if you went into business for yourself?

Say, at your last job you were a good organiser and you love working with people and your friends have said that you take great photos!! Perhaps you could start a corporate photography business whereby you organise tour packages and you take all conference tour photographs for major corporations???

This may not berepparttar perfect business solution but I think you getrepparttar 138479 drift, that once you are offered a challenge, turn it into a positive and an opportunity to do what you love doing and get paid for it.

So what's stopping you? Haven't been fired yet, oh well, your luck may change tomorrow and you get fired!! Good Luck.

Garry is a successful consultant, speaker, mentor & coach in the area of self-development.

Based in Sydney Australia he runs his own business "Minds Alike" and works with small business owners and individuals assisting them to set & achieve their goals.

You can view his blog site at

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