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Cover Letters for Federal Applications

Cover Letters for Federal Applications Cover letters are typical for the corporate world, but when it comes to federal applications, are they necessary? Most experts will agree that cover letters do not make any difference when you are applying for a federal position. Typically they aren’t even […]

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Resume Format: PDF, ASCII, .doc, or .docx?

Formatting Your Resume: PDF, ASCII, .doc, or .docx?  What is the best resume format to use? Imagine you have just finished writing and editing your resume. You hold up that perfectly spaced, tabbed, indented, and designed beauty admiring it and decide you’re going to send it to […]

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Resume Templates

Resume Templates You may be tempted to use a resume template from Microsoft Word or another source, but I strongly urge you to avoid that. I can almost always tell when someone has used a template. Here are some reasons why I would recommend you stay away […]

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Where Do You Find Keywords To Use In Your Resume?

Where Do You Find Keywords To Use In Your Resume? Keywords are nothing new. My clients often ask me about keywords as if there is some unknown group of HR Managers who secretly devise to trick job seekers by eliminating applicants who, although qualified, are missing the […]

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Objective Statements Are Old-Fashioned

Objective Statements Are Old-Fashioned Mainly I dislike the objective statement because I have seldom seen anyone use it properly. If you know specifically which job you are applying for, then it could be acceptable to formulate an objective statement targeted toward that exact job. Here’s an example: […]

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The Top 10 Resume Mistakes!

The Top 10 Resume Mistakes! As a certified and professional resume writer in the D.C. area, I have seen a number of common errors and mistakes. Here is my list of these mistakes. Save yourself the time, and, often the embarrassment, by ensuring these mistakes are not […]

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What is the Proper Length of a Federal or Civilian Resume?

What is the Proper Length of a Federal or Civilian Resume? This is a very common question. I get asked this question everyday by senior executive’s to office assistants. Most people will tell me they had it drilled into their heads in high school that a resume […]

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