Just as you know that words are powerful enough to hurt or heal, they make a strong impression of you. When you choose to use certain words or phrases to express yourself, you are not merely expressing your thoughts. You are making yourself known to your listeners or readers. It is therefore important to take note of your choice of words. Some words are more commonly used in informal settings and they fit well in those environments. But in formal settings, you will do well to avoid those words.
Resume: Highlight job skills; is it legal to ask Social Security #?
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. What do you think about leaving off or adjusting credentials—such as PhD's, managerial experience—work years from one's resume during this economic downturn in order not to appear overqualified for a job? In today's market, with all of the online search capabilities, it can be challenging to present yourself as someone you are not when social media can give you away. How you profile yourself on LinkedIn. Think about "Googling" your name to find out what data comes up for you.
Ask HR: Is 'dumbing down' your résumé a good idea? Is asking for Social Security # legal?
When Linda Seger began her search for an entry-level job in the film industry, her biggest obstacle was her own success. Then she decided to start fresh and pursue a career in script writing. Unfortunately, she knew she had far too much academic experience to land any of the entry-level jobs in the field. So I took all my degrees, except for my B.
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