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Career Cruising is a global leader in online career development with a presence across more than 20,000 sites worldwide. Amongst many other features and functions, their interactive career guidance resource provides you with the... More 
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Resumes: Why Objective Statements are Becoming Obsolete

OBJECTIVE STATEMENT VS. PROFILE The objective statement is a reoccurring stumbling block for job seekers who are creating their resumes. They fear that their statement is... More 
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Wish List for Your Career!

Grandma: Earrings Mom: Gloves John: Remote-control car Ruth: Guitar Uncle Pete: Fruitcake Oh, the lists... More 
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How Gratitude Can Improve the Job Search

Are you discouraged in your job search? Are you trying to transition to something new but keep running up against roadblocks? Do you feel like all you ever hear is “no”? One of the biggest... More 
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Employment in SC: Good News, Bad News

Unemployment in SC is holding steady at 8.1%… GOOD NEWS: We are not losing any more jobs! BAD NEWS: We are not... More 
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Carving Out a Great Cover Letter and Resume

I love October! This is the time of year that I get to pick out the perfect pumpkin and carve it into a welcoming jack-o-lantern. Jack-o-lanterns show our personality and creative abilities and... More 
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One of my “cringe” phrases to read on a résumé is “good communication skills.” What does that even mean? Liz Ryan, CEO of AskLizRyan.com, says, “Anyone who says he or she has ‘excellent communication skills’ evidently doesn't! Because, if you had them, you wouldn't use trite words to describe... More 
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6 Seconds to Impress

Do you remember the game show “Name that Tune?” The object was to guess the song in as few as notes as possible. Today, employers and hiring managers are hoping they can “name your tune” in mere... More 
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I recently read an article by Patti Breckenridge, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Publix Super Markets. After reviewing 1000s of résumés each year, she details the most common mistakes job seekers make. If you have been applying for 100s of jobs and sending the same résumés and cover letters but not getting many call... More 
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One of this biggest and most common mistakes made by IT professionals is trying to pack everything they have ever done onto one resume. It doesn’t work. If employers are spending less than 30 seconds looking at a resume, they do not have the time to weed through 3 pages of acronyms and jargon. As with all... More 

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