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Resumania™: Sum it Up and Skip the Objective Statement

There’s no rule that you have to include an objective statement in your resume. In fact, it’s far better to write a professional summary. Leading off with a carefully crafted, targeted overview of your most impressive and relevant qualifications is far more likely to attract a hiring manager’s attention.

Interviewing Tips for Five Different Types of Hiring Managers

Did you land an interview? Congratulations, you’re halfway to the promise of a new job! You’re armed with interviewing tips and feel fully prepared as you walk in the door. But then you encounter an interviewer who completely throws you off. He’s either totally unprepared (e.g., lost your resume) or he makes you feel really awkward (e.g., long periods of silence). Well, sometimes bad things happen to good interviewees.

Resumania™: Score Points By Avoiding Sports References in Your Resume

Got football fever? It’s hard to avoid considering the Super Bowl is right around the corner. But no matter how fervent a fan you are, keep the sports references and metaphors out of your resume and cover letter. Prospective employers may be unfamiliar with certain sports lingo, and you could risk your message being misinterpreted.

Financial Professionals: Why and How to Keep Your Elevator Pitch Fresh

When you were fresh out of college looking to break into the financial world, you probably heard about developing an elevator pitch – a succinct explanation of who you are, what you do and where you’re headed. The trick is to present yourself within 30 to 60 seconds in such an engaging fashion that your audience is completely sold on you and offers you that dream job.

How to Hone Your Soft Skills with Personal Development

You've heard of the need for soft skills in finance and accounting, right Discover the four ways to build those skills with a personal development plan that expands your leadership and communication abilities.