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Will inflation come down?

Christopher Mariani, August 9 2022

It is hard to say because there are so many factors to take into account. On the one hand, lower gas prices and higher interest rates should help. However, a declining dollar makes imports much harder to afford. Higher government spending and printing of more dollars will further devalue our currency. The new bill that will pass the senate and hou...

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What is the biggest resume blunder?

Christopher Mariani, August 8 2022

Believe it or not, the biggest resume blunder is doing your own resume, or having a friend do it. Preparing a resume is a work of art. A resume writer should have impressive credentials including an MBA, Fortune 500 executive experience, numerous publications and a detailed knowledge of the job market. A resume must convey a powerful story. It's no...

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How will the economy affect you?

Christopher Mariani, August 4 2022

We are now in a period of "stagflation", which combines a recession with hyper-inflation. When we have an inflation rate of 8.9%, it has to be put into proper perspective. If you receive an annual pay increase of 5%, your net income after federal, state taxes and FICA is approximately 3%, but inflation of 8.9% is net/net. In other words, your dispo...

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Why are some people very successful at getting job interviews and offers?

Andrea Tholen, April 20 2022

In today's competitive job market, a resume has to address several key issues. First, it has to be keyworded to get past ATS tracking systems. Second, it has to be dynamic and an impressive selling piece, not a job description. Third, It has to answer 2 questions that a hiring manager will ask. Why would I want to meet you? What value can you br...

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Struggling to find a great job?

Andrea Tholen, April 19 2022

The truth is... some are, and others are not. The difference lies in those who work with professional resume writers vs. those who attempt it on their own, or ask a friend to do it. A highly skilled resume writer( and not all are as skilled as us) knows how to make your resume stand out and employs the use of keywords to get past ATS tracking sys...

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The Top 10 Job Interview Killers!

Andrea Tholen, March 30 2022

1) You think that you're a great interview and that you don't need any coaching. 2) You can't provide details and "how to" explanations regarding accomplishments listed on your resume. 3) You have a weak resume which often results in a weak interview. 4) You talk way too much or you don't talk enough. Ideally, a one minute response to a question is...

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Turning job interviews into job offers.

Andrea Tholen, March 28 2022

So many of our clients believe that they can interview exceptionally well, only to discover that this isn't really the case. The key to a great interview is preparation for the unanticipated. No matter how many books you read on interviewing skills, no one can definitively predict the questions that you will be asked. So how can you be ready for...

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Does a perfect resume actually exist?

Christopher Mariani, March 24 2022

The Short Answer... Yes... It can exist, if you allow it, but unfortunately, there are very few resume writers that can create the perfect resume. But, at Resumes Etc., we are highly skilled in this process. A perfect resume has to tell your personal story. It has to provide a big picture approach to who you are. A perfect resume is like a perfec...

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How will the Russian invasion impact our economy and the job market?

Alfred Mariani, March 3 2022

In the short run, oil prices will go up and inflation will increase. The stock market will react negatively at first, however, stock prices should stabilize within a few weeks. The employment picture here should not be negatively affected at all unless the war broadens into a wider conflict. The Ukrainian people are serving as an inspiration to the...

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Why are some people miserable in their jobs?

Andrea Tholen, February 23 2022

There are a number of factors that contribute to unhappiness, and anyone or more of these factors can make your professional life miserable. 1) A negative culture where you are managed by threats and intimidation. 2) An immediate supervisor from hell. 3) No career growth. 4) Lack of pay increases , or pay increases that do not keep up with inflat...

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