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Positioning Yourself in Your Resume

Sometimes having an outsider look at your background can make all the difference in the world as to how you perceive yourself. I recently had a senior executive who lamented how difficult it was for him to reenter the job market as he had left a significant corporate position for a job in academia where he has spent the last 7 years. He was concerned that his strength in creating and executing a company vision/mission would not be perceived because of his “sabbatical”.

Making a Bad Job Good

The number one reason a person likes or dislikes their job is their boss. So what do you do if you are suffering under a micromanaging, egocentric, abusive, lying and untrustworthy creep? There are only a couple things you can do.

Great People Get Hired

One of my better managers once said to me, “Don, there are only 3 kinds of people in this world, the good, the bad and the mediocre.”

The Most Important Question to Ask in an Interview

The most important question to ask in an interview is “What are the challenges I would face in this job in the first 6 months?” Pay close attention to the interviewer’s answer as it will tell you exactly what they are looking for.

Before You Write Your Resume

Perhaps the most important part of the resume writing process is to define your positioning statement or “elevator pitch”. And in the process of defining your positioning statement, you need to give some thought to your overall search strategy.