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CAREERS: Words to Avoid in an Interview
By Joe Buff on Dec 19, 2004, 18:22
Words, remarks and ideas that kill an interview. 

Telephone Interviews
By Joe Buff on Oct 22, 2004, 15:28
Use extreme caution in telephone interviews because if you don't, it might be the ONLY interview you ever have with that company.

CAREERS: Interviews-Session #2-Some Simple General Rules
By Joe Buff on Sep 17, 2004, 03:11
Continuing our DOs and DONTs for a successful interview.

CAREERS: Interviews-Session #1-Some General Guidelines
By Joe Buff on Jul 30, 2004, 14:20

Painting a Monet resume (vs.a Picasso resume) required a certain skill set; interviewing requires a totally different set of skills.  Some people can write well, while others can interview well.  Unfortunately, you can have a great resume, but if you don’t interview well, you won’t get the job.  Interviewing is where the resume metal collides with the employer’s concrete road, and you are not a disinterested bystander in this collision.  As the interpreter of your resume you are the integral cog.

Painting Techie Boxes On Resumes That Aren't Tacky!
By Joe Buff on Jun 18, 2004, 20:35
et’s define “techie": “a technical expert, student, or enthusiast, esp. in the field of electronics,” according to Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. We’re talking “computer nerds” here, from geeks (same dictionary: “…one who is overly intellectual, an expert in computers”) to vice presidents or presidents.  We could say that Bill Gates is a techie. 

Careers: Painting Resume Summaries: Caution is Required!
By Joe Buff on May 14, 2004, 20:29
What are resume “Summaries?”


Precisely what the name implies: a brief recapitulation of your work experience.  Repeat: “brief.”  Three or four lines.  No more!  Please, no more!  Approach summaries with the utmost caution, the way you would a mean dog tied to a tree, because the dog or your summary may unexpectedly lurch at you and bite!  If you have compelling reasons to write a summary, proceed at your own risk.  A summary is NOT for everyone.

Painting Your Resume: Objectives
By Joe Buff on Apr 9, 2004, 12:18

What’s wrong with this objective?


OBJECTIVE:  I am a highly motivated individual searching only for an honorable Fortune 100 company who could use my 10 years engineering experience to advance the company’s image and expertise, and reward me with $100,000 per year, because, as Shakespeare so aptly stated in Othello, “Men should be what they seem.”

Careers: The Lost in Translation Resumes
By Joe Buff on Mar 19, 2004, 12:26

     Yeah, I know that’s a movie title, and no one in Hollywood, or L.A. ever translates the word “no,” on a personal level to mean “me.”  Everyone sees the “yes” word, and translates “yes” accordingly: “Gentlemen, start your engines!  Go!”   Psychologically, “no” is a blind spot, a stop sign, a word you don’t see or hear because you don’t want to. 


Careers: Painting your Education on your Resume
By Joe Buff on Feb 20, 2004, 22:25
CANYON CAREERS: Education in the 21st Century is a very different animal from the one we fed words into in the last century.  Back in the “old” days, circa 1999 and backwards--you are getting older you know because another new year, 2004,  just started-- education was often mistakenly thought of as strictly formal classroom absorption required to get a two or four year, or even higher, college degree.  Today, that’s but one of many starting points.   Even people who dropped out of college or high school can have an impressive Education section on their resume.  Get out your paint brushes. 

The Art of Painting a Resume with Protocol
By Joe Buff on Dec 1, 2003, 20:56

 If you have been following Joe's advice on resumes, you have probably gotten that dream job.  This month is the 6th article in his series on resume writing...invaluable info. if you are currently in the job market.

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