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tag: Resume


21 January, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
What is the ideal length of a resume?  I have had several so-called experts who say it should never be more than two pages. What is your opinion? There are no hard and fast rules on length with these two exceptions: If you are new graduate with limited work experience, your resume should not exceed […] Read more»


5 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Ask the Recruiter is a regular feature.  We answer questions we receive from active candidates, those considering making a change or those in active transition.  Send your questions to SelfPerspective.   Why do executive recruiters prefer a chronological resume versus a functional resume or curriculum vitae? Two reasons — to easily document your career progression and […] Read more»

Job Seekers: Focus On The Five Fundamentals

14 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Successful athletes on winning teams have one thing in common: they intensely and consistently focus on the fundamentals. That principle applies to executives and managers, as well as candidates in the job market.  Being a successful executive or manager is about focusing on the fundamentals and, more importantly, drilling down to ensure there is consistency […] Read more»