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Leadership and career
May 23, 2016

A Stalled Search Can Be Pegged to Attitude

Negativity is easily spotted by perceptive recruiters. QUESTION: I have read and re-read your article "Tips to Help Defeat the 'Pariah Syndrome.'" The suggestions in the article aren't useful to me. I have reached the conclusion that because I am over 45 years of age, no one will employ me.…
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Leadership and career
May 20, 2016

Job-Seeking Pitfalls to Avoid

CareerBuilder estimates that three in four full-time employees are open to or are actively looking for new job opportunities.  Are you one of them? If you’re actively looking, then you’re probably familiar with the maxim, “Looking for a job is a full-time job.”  Like most clichés, there’s truth in that statement. …
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Leadership and career
May 13, 2016

How to Keep Your Resume Out of the Trash Can

In the time it takes you to read this short paragraph, I will have skimmed a resume and assigned it either to the “call” or the “reject” pile.  I’m not a speed reader, but I’ve spent 20 years coming to brisk conclusions about job candidates based on resumes – and…
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Leadership and career
February 8, 2016

Why Letters and Resumes Won’t Land You a Job

Following-up by phone and in person is most important Q: I have been in electronics manufacturing for 30 years, during which time I progressed from assembler to director of manufacturing. Last year my job was eliminated, and I spent eight months searching for a new position. I'm now working, but…
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Leadership and career
January 25, 2016

Resumes and Cover Letters

Job seekers often complain that their resumes disappear into the "Great Circular File in the Sky," never to be acknowledged, not even by a form letter. "After all," they say, "it's only common courtesy for companies to let you know they've received your resume, even if they decide you're not…
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December 15, 2014

When Your Resume Falls Into the Big Black Hole

By: Taunee Besson The Problem You've sent your resume in response to an online ad that matches your qualifications perfectly. Because the job listing requested you to submit your resume online, you don't know the name of the company or the person soliciting candidates. There's no way you can follow…
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September 2, 2014

Why There’s No Such Thing As a Single Perfect Resume

There's a ton of information out there on crafting the perfect resume.  Thankfully, we have Taunee Besson, career transitions expert and President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions separates truth from fiction, starting with the fact that there is no one perfect resume! — Maurice Gilbert The perfect resume: job hunters…
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August 22, 2014

5 Tips for Writing a Winning Resume

By: Maurice Gilbert One of the most stressful things about a job search for some is updating the resume.  Or – even more daunting – building a resume for the first time, particularly after amassing a great deal of experience. Resume trends come and go (the notion that a resume…
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July 14, 2014

Resume Tips for Minority Job Seekers

Whether we like it or not, regardless of whether it's legal, discrimination is alive and well in the workplace.  Taunee Besson, career transitions expert and President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions offers some strategies that allow minority job seekers to remain true to themselves and put their best feet forward. —…
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July 7, 2014

Minimizing Dates on Resumes

Sometimes the length of your tenure at a company (or several) is beyond your control.  If you've been laid off or unknowingly went down with the proverbial ship, there may be some gaps you'd rather not bring to a hiring authority's attention.  Luckily, Taunee Besson, career transitions expert and President…
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