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  • by Mark Puppe - April 27, 2011
    Resumes are black holes for time, opportunity and peace of mind. Defective resumes can even drive job searches into the ground. I’ve seen it thousands of times; job seekers (and even professional resume writers) neglecting what employers expect resumes to provide: Proof. Numbers gauge performance and leave little room for misinterpretation; they prove rather than purport your value. In contrast, talking about your talen...
  • by Mark Puppe - May 7, 2010
    The job search is a daunting task that job seekers often worsen by using substandard resumes and thinking the search is over when an online application is complete. However, there are several tactics and tools that will enhance your chances. All it takes is a little initiative and not forgetting to actually search. The fact you’re reading this site proves that you’re on the right track. This network provides countless ideas...
  • by Mark Puppe - May 7, 2010
    Hundreds of applications get dropped on human resources, so the last thing staff wants is a biography, regurgitated description or list self proclaimed skills. They want to see results and your resume is the evidence. Let’s look at the application process as if you’re a defendant accused of being unqualified for a position and now expected to prove otherwise. Who issued the description and has the details right in front of...