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5 worst resume mistakes and how to fix them

Human Workplace's Liz Ryan lists her top five things to avoid on a resume.
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The Five Deadliest Personal Branding Mistakes

The Five Deadliest Personal Branding Mistakes | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
It's hard to talk about yourself. When someone asks "What do you do?" you could blurt out your job title, like this:PERSON: What do you do?YOU: I'm a Network Security Analyst Level III.PERSON: Hmmm.
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Could You Be A Consultant? (Hint: You Already Are!)

Could You Be A Consultant? (Hint: You Already Are!) | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
You could be a consultant, because you already are one. The only difference between a consultant and a nine-to-five working person is that the salaried professional is focused on getting a certain
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The New Grad's Job Search Course Brochure - Human Workplace

The New Grad's Job Search Course Brochure - Human Workplace | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
Here is the free downloadable brochure that explains our New Grad’s Job Search Course, including the 12-week schedule of topics, Frequently Asked Questions and an excerpt from a lesson in the course! The New Grad’s Job Search Course makes a fantastic graduation gift, or a gift for yourself if you’re struggling to set your career …
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12-Week Virtual Coaching Group: The New Grad's Job Search Course - Human Workplace

12-Week Virtual Coaching Group: The New Grad's Job Search Course - Human Workplace | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
New college grads have a tough way to go in the job market. This course is just for them! New grads will learn how to write a Human-Voiced Resume™ and Pain Letter™, reach hiring managers directly, interview confidently and get great jobs that deserve them! When you join this 12-week virtual coaching group, you’ll receive …
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The Future of Work is Human

The Future of Work is Human | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
When I got into HR in 1984, a lot of people called the function Personnel. The new title "Human Resources" sounded jauntier and more elevated to my young ears. The first request I made of my boss,
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How to Answer the Question "Tell Me About Yourself"

How to Answer the Question "Tell Me About Yourself" | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
A job interview is a strange event. Once you get the job, you hope to have friendly relationships with the people you're meeting at the interview today, but that doesn't keep most job interviews from
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I'm a Smart Person -- So Why Can't I Get Hired?

I'm a Smart Person -- So Why Can't I Get Hired? | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
I was the sixth of eight kids in my family, a typical Irish Catholic crew.In our family the big thing was achievement. We were expected to do well in school and everything else we did. If I got a B
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How to Sell Yourself and Your Ideas

How to Sell Yourself and Your Ideas | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
When I was very young, I worked in Customer Service. After that, I was an HR person. I like to talk to people, so everyone said to me "You should be in Sales!"I always said "I'd do any job except
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Happy Anniversary, 12-Week Virtual Coaching Groups! - Human Workplace

Happy Anniversary, 12-Week Virtual Coaching Groups! - Human Workplace | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
When we launched our company, Human Workplace, in November 2012, we hoped that our human-centric perspective and techniques would be popular. We knew that as the Human Workplace message spread, we would need to find ways for people to learn the Human Workplace approaches to work, life, careers, networking and leadership in a self-guided format. …
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Do Employers Have the Upper Hand?

Do Employers Have the Upper Hand? | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
Most of us have certain subjects that get us mad, sometimes so mad we can hardly speak. Mine is the brainless bleat "Job-seekers have to admit it's a buyer's market. Employers have the upper hand.
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How to Succeed in Business Without Going to Hell

How to Succeed in Business Without Going to Hell | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
The sign said New Employee Orientation; it should have said "Welcome to Hell." The new employees were led down a dark hallway past glum-looking workers glued to computer screens. The beaten-looking
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HELP! I'm Under-Employed!

HELP! I'm Under-Employed! | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
Dear Liz,I read your columns religiously. I'm an avid fan! I don't know whether your advice applies to me, though. You write a lot about office-type career jobs. I want a job like that, but I'm stuck
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Five Deadliest Personal Branding Mistakes June 27 2014 - YouTube

Human Workplace CEO and Founder Liz Ryan explains the five deadliest personal branding mistakes!
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How to Write a Human-Voiced Resume

How to Write a Human-Voiced Resume | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
Imagine that your friend tells you "I'm meeting with a guy I know who's the VP of Marketing at that up-and-coming startup, Appliantology Inc. He and I are having lunch at Chez Bruyant down the street
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There Are Worse Things Than Making Enemies

There Are Worse Things Than Making Enemies | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
Maybe you grew up the way I did, believing that to have an enemy was a horrible thing. Not once as a kid did I hear "It's important to share your feelings" or "Be yourself, no matter what." There was
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These Three Beliefs Will Keep You Unemployed

These Three Beliefs Will Keep You Unemployed | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
If you've been looking for work and have been frustrated by the process, join the club! Job search as an activity ranks somewhere on the Pleasure to Pain Scale between getting a root canal and
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How to Say No to Your Boss (Without Getting Fired)

How to Say No to Your Boss (Without Getting Fired) | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
At some point most people figure out that you can't please everyone. You can try -- I did it for years, and so did most of the people I know - but it doesn't work.You'll wear yourself down to nothing
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How to Answer the Question "Tell Me About Yourself"

How to Answer the Question "Tell Me About Yourself" | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
A job interview is a strange event. Once you get the job, you hope to have friendly relationships with the people you're meeting at the interview today, but that doesn't keep most job interviews from
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How to Break Rules and Get a Job That Deserves You - YouTube

In this podcast Human Workplace CEO Liz Ryan describes how to break rules and get a job that deserves you. Follow Human Workplace on Twitter: @humanworkplace
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You Don't Love Me! You Love My Contacts

You Don't Love Me! You Love My Contacts | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
Hi Angel! What's new? I'm so excited - my graduation is next week. That's wonderful! Congratulations. You've worked hard for that MBA. Yeah! All I need now is a job. How is the job search going? I don't know. I've had two interviews but they weren't right for me at all. My concentration was Marketing, [...]
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12-Week Virtual Coaching Group: Get the LinkedIn Advantage - Human Workplace

12-Week Virtual Coaching Group: Get the LinkedIn Advantage - Human Workplace | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
Our 12-week LinkedIn course focuses on using LinkedIn in a job search, in business development or to advance your career. We’ll cover the basic functions of LinkedIn and then dig into Search and reaching out via LinkedIn to people you don’t already know. We’ll talk about Groups, Endorsements, Contacts and other advanced LinkedIn features! When …
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Who Gets To Tell The Emperor He's Naked?

Who Gets To Tell The Emperor He's Naked? | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
When I meet a CEO for the first time – not at a social event or a business gathering, but when he or she has asked for my help with some organizational obstacle – my first question is always “Where do you get the truth from?” I want to know [...]
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It's lonely at the top - CEOs need challenge more than anyone!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 7, 2014 1:09 PM

An equally important corollary question is "Is the emperor able to handle being told he or she is naked?" I found that in school the managers did not want to hear the diverse views and be challenged.

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If Only My Boss Were Smarter

If Only My Boss Were Smarter | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
Dear Liz, I'm a 28-year-old technical project manager, very happy with my job in most respects but I have one problem. My boss is a good guy with way more experience than I have, but he's not a big thinker and he's not a risk-taker. He doesn't like anything to change, [...]
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How to Answer Stupid Job Interview Questions

How to Answer Stupid Job Interview Questions | Pain Letters(TM) and Human-Voiced Resumes(TM) | Scoop.it
A job interview is a strange kind of business meeting. As a serious job seeker you'll spend hours preparing for the interview. Despite your research,  intelligence-gathering and thoughtful preparation, you'll typically have little to no idea what you're walking into. One day you're invited to an interview with smart and interesting [...]
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