Why do all resumes look the same?

Article first published in Cynopsis Classified Advantage I believe strongly that a job applicant’s job is to fulfill the wildest dreams of the hirer by presenting themselves in such a way as to lead them to say “Thank goodness you are here  let’s get you on board stat to take care of my problem.” Clearly […]

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Career Q+A: Resumes and cover letters

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~ Questions from our Readers Answered by Michael Pollock Getting attention for an average resume Q: Supposing, and I am, that most applicants are following the general advice given by the Cynopsis crew on resume writing. Profile rather than objective, bullet points, etc. If most people are doing this, how can […]

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Career Q+A: resumes and cover letters

AS PUBLISHED IN CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIED ADVANTAGE ~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~ Questions from our Readers Answered by Michael Pollock   Resumes: profiles, objectives or what? Q: I understand what a job objective is on a resume, but also have read that they are somewhat outdated and something called a Profile has taken its place. What […]

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Resume Feedback

First published in Cynopsis Classified Advantage I recently received a resume from an apparently extremely capable leader in the digital marketing field. He is an innovator who has launched and built digital departments in several major ad agencies. But I had to work my way through his chronology to figure this out. His brief summary […]

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Q+A: Resume format and functional resumes

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~Questions from our ReadersAnswered by Michael PollockFIRST PUBLISHED IN CYNOPSIS ADVANTAGE Q: Is there “one” format for resumes or does anything work as long as its clear and easy to read? A: Don’t get boxed in by a resume template  you should format your resume to suit your situation. Your resume […]

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Q+A: Should I leave things off the resume?

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~Questions from our ReadersAnswered by Michael PollockFIRST PUBLISHED IN CYNOPSIS ADVANTAGE Q: The current philosophy in applying for jobs is to tailor your resume to the specific job. This make total sense, however, leaving off positions that don’t directly relate can cause large gaps in dates and omit some of your […]

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