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    1. Member XClayX's Avatar
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      02-20-2019 02:17 PM #1
      Since I'm back in the market soon... Whats the best piece of advice you've recieved while job hunting?

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      02-28-2019 03:19 PM #2
      Start looking before you need a job.

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      04-04-2019 10:07 AM #3
      never say "nice watch" at the urinal
      Quote Originally Posted by GreenandChrome View Post
      You're supposed to poop in a sock drawer, not sock in a poop drawer.

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      04-18-2019 04:07 PM #4
      It was offered as part of my severance package so I took a course in resume writing even though I thought that I was pretty good at it and had also done a considerable amount of technical writing. I was in my early 50s at the time. The instructor showed me how to write a resume that emphasized accomplishments and put less emphasis on time.

      My first resume page had a list of topics with brief descriptions of accomplishments under each topic with no dates or elapsed times. Dates and elapsed times are impossible to hide so those were located on the second page in a general and minimal way where possible.

      My suggestions: Leave a single space between a topic and its descriptive details and then use double spaces between each last descriptive detail sentence and the next topic title to make the page appear less dense with print so as to invite a closer look. Be brief. Don't use the word "I". Spelling must be perfect. Don't use an apostrophe where inappropriate.

      Late with this but oh, well.

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      Yesterday 12:49 PM #5
      Keep good records, i.e. companies that you have applied to.
      Thank You Note - 24hrs or less after an interview.

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