Category Archives: Resume Rules

Useful information for professionals on resume writing.

Building a Rad Resume

Your resume needs to make it past numerous gatekeepers, including Internet filters, HR specialists and recruiters. Before it gets to a hiring manager or a director, you have been vetted multiple times. Follow these rules to make it past the … Continue reading

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Insider Tips for Getting Past the Recruiter

I’m a recruiter. I’m the roadblock standing between you and your possible dream job. You’ve seen the job posted online or perhaps you heard about it from a friend and it sounds perfect!  Now, how do you get from that … Continue reading

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Get to the Point by Cutting Fluff Words

Efficiency is necessary in today’s busy lives. Like you, I have a lot to do and very little time to do it in, which means I have to be efficient and exact wherever I can. I apply this approach to … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Thanksgiving

Writing is hard work. Whether you write a blog, a cover letter or an email, staring down a blank sheet of paper is like willing yourself to run an 8-miler the day after Thanksgiving. You know you really should do … Continue reading

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Eliminate Trick Words in Your Writing

Halloween is tomorrow! Sugar fiends rejoice! In the spirit of the holiday, I present you with this communication treat: Eliminate trick words in your writing that undermine your message. A few examples of trick words are: It. “It” is a pronoun, … Continue reading

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Take No Prisoners Approach to Communicating Effectively

One day soon, my kids are going to stop letting me out of the house. They are going to refuse to be seen in public with me. I embarrass them, you see, because I am turning in to my grandmother, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading for a Grammar Geek

As a lover of the English language, I have assembled a small library over the years of books about writing (yes, pretty geeky of me, I know). One of my favorite books is Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults … Continue reading

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Limit Grammar Funny Business to Saturday Nights

One of my favorite Saturday Night Live skits is Weekend Update where Seth Meyers interviews (or tries to, anyway) the Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party. In these skits, Seth interviews an opinionated young woman who … Continue reading

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What Your Words Say: Five Communication Rules

I obsess over words and spend ridiculous amounts of time selecting the right words or phrase for what I am trying to say or write. As someone who often writes communications for others, I agonize over what the words I … Continue reading

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Tips for Correct Capitalization on your Resume and Cover Letter

A cover letter and resume should draw attention to your skills and qualifications, not detract from them with randomly capitalized words. Imagine if You received a Cover Letter written like This. Reading this is like riding a Roller Coaster. By … Continue reading

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