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March 6, 2012  5:08 PM

What’s the Worst Resume Mistake You Can Make?

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
human resources, IT jobs, manager, mistake, recruiter, resume

I asked a whole bunch of HR people, recruiters, and IT managers this question. And they gave me a whole bunch of answers. As we say down at the poker club, "Read 'em and weep, my friends..."

January 16, 2012  1:43 PM

Beware of Employment Scams That Pop Up In Tough Times

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
419, advance fee, desperate, employees, FTC, job, job-hunting, judgment, Nigerian, resume, ripoffs, scam, tax prep, training, work-at-home

Here's a Reddit post: "Thanks for applying! Pay us to train you, and *maybe* we'll hire you!" This seems like an obvious scam to me. These people are offering to train...

January 3, 2012  2:52 PM

A New Job for a New Year?

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
2011, 2012, Barack Obama, better job, Congress, crystal ball, election, free lunch, housing, January, job-hunting, president, recession, resume, Ron Paul, seekers

Congratulations. You have survived 2011. It is now 2012, and some economists and analysts say the recession we've been enjoying for the past few years is now easing, and that there will be more job openings in 2012 than in any year since 2008, maybe even 2007. Huzzah! But does that mean you should...

December 26, 2011  12:40 PM

Answering the Dreaded Salary Question

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
application, Bureau of Labor Statistics, dollars, education, expect, experience,, Google search, pay,, report, resume, salary,, sales pitch

At some point in most employment applications, either paper or electronic, you will come to this question or one much like it: "What salary do you expect?" If you're like me, your answer may be, "Ten million dollars a month, paid in gold." Fine. Got a laugh. But seriously, folks, how should we...

September 28, 2011  7:00 AM

Deloitte Consulting is Top Employer for IT Workers, Says Vault

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
consultant, consulting, resume

Vault Career Intelligence has released its latest quality rankings for tech consultants -- as employers. Deloitte is top of the heap; the place you should apply first if you want to work...

August 24, 2011  12:58 PM

The 25 Best Consulting Firms to Work For

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
consultant, consulting, keyword, list of 50 employers, resume,

Most of the time, when we talk about "consulting," we mean going into business for ourselves, working for local businesses -- or for businesses, not necessarily local, that need special expertise we've acquired. But there are also consulting...

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May 4, 2011  9:28 AM

Six Web Pages That Will Help You Write an Effective Resume

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, college, employment, federal jobs, graduate, high school, IT, jobs, resume, student, U.S., write

In my most recent post, titled Why You Need ‘Social Media Versions’ of Your Resume, I promised to give you a list of links to online resume-writing guides. Here it is:

May 2, 2011  3:12 PM

Why You Need ‘Social Media Versions’ of Your Resume

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, employment, Facebook, IT, job, job hunt, LinkedIn, programming, resume, search, Twitter

Resumes are important job-finding tools, even if you look for a job by calling friends instead of listing your talents at Dice, Monster, and other big-time employment mills. But today, you will probably use social media more...


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