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Don't Be a Dick. Don't Plagiarize.

Don’t plagiarize another person’s resume. It’s only a matter of time before the resume owner will surface to claim their work. Professionals can tell when the writer only invested 10% of their effort into their resume. Employers can run searches on candidates in the screening process. Simply, don’t plagiarize.  I've seen plagiarized content from resumes travel through the circles. The truth always comes out. It's a matter of a phone call being made to the appropriate employer hosting the fraud(s). Refrain from misrepresenting whom you've worked for and with if you're not wanting to get fired. This messages goes out to the two specific subjects who lied about their association with me. The husband and wife duo will reap their karma. Karma Trucks is on it!!  Be good folks, do your best. Doing your best will take you further in life rather than stealing other peoples' work and taking credit for work you've never done. If you're busy stealing other peoples'

Omit Job Descriptions from Display

Explain how your position ties into the company’s overall operations. Be specific about your work responsibilities, goals, and achievements. Refrain from copying your job description from the company handbook.  

Focus on Quality than Quantity

There’s no specific word count for resumes. Those writing their own resumes should focus on sharing their work experiences in a fluid and articulate manner that allows screeners to connect the dots. Keep it simple.   Show the dates of employment   Show the title of positions you have worked   Share what you achieved when working in those positions 

Applying Resume Templates in Moderation

Be careful using resume templates. If you’re new to resume writing, apply the template to organize your content, but over time, try to ween yourself away from this tool. It’s a reliable tool available in most writing programs, but it can misrepresent those whose rich content needs a respectable amount of page space to communicate their career experiences.   Most people who apply resume templates are restricted to rigid formatting guidelines that prevent them from presenting their work experiences in a consistent fashion. At times people go overboard in word count, making the resume appear so dense that live screeners spend more time squinting at the content than reading it. Don’t let your resume get canned.  Other times the resume is so barren that screeners are left wondering if you forgot to attach additional submissions. Don’t allow a template to dictate how well you present your professional history.  

Withstanding Pressure at All Times

When they feel under pressure, job candidates cling to the tiniest seed of hope, thinking an ambiguous opportunity may actually be real. It might be, but maybe not. Apply the common-sense rule. Remain sensible. People tend to play with fire when they are desperate to secure an income ASAP.