The "Shotgun" Approach to Applying for Jobs

When I was a fulltime recruiting manager, responsible for receiving every résumé sent to the company, I typically had a negative reaction to anyone using the “shotgun” approach of applying for jobs. I would receive multiple résumés from individuals from multiple sources based on any ad that had the company name attached to it. They …

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You Used What Email Address???

Here is the scenario. You are looking for work and sending out resumes to companies  you would like to have as an employer. You think your skill set would fit well with their service. So hit SEND… and off the resume goes. You wait and wait and wait..  yet you never receive a response. You …

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Getting a Job by Hiding Your Ethnic Name

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” So says William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. But many people today would disagree. In the New York Times Michael Lou writes about “Whitening the Resume” (Free registration required to read) In this article he talks about …

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