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tag: Resume

ASK THE RECRUITER: Why Is The Resume File Name Important?

22 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Q: I have attended several career management workshops and the presenters usually mention the importance of creating a discernible file name for my resume before submitting it for consideration.  Why is this stuff a big deal especially when it conflicts with the filing system I created for my documents? Answer:  I am on deadline.  I […] Read more»

Hope Is A Dangerous Word

8 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
SACRAMENTO — Hope is such a wonderful word.  It is wrapped in an aura of positive thoughts, personal aspirations and expectations.  It is forwarding looking. It can also be a deadly trap, an affliction that leads to failure. Having hope for success is not the same thing as having a strategy with specific tactics to […] Read more»

6 Ideas For Fighting Age Bigotry

13 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
For aging executives, here is the cardinal rule: do not make it easy for prospective employers (and they’re typically young recruiters) to discriminate against you.Sadly true, some recruiters and employers are age bigots.  If you are older than their mind’s-eye vision of their ideal candidate you won’t be considered regardless of your relevant experience or […] Read more»