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Resumania™: And the Award for Worst Resume “Honors” Section Goes To …

All honors are not equal. For example, being named your company’s “Employee of the Year” will likely impress prospective employers; winning a neighborhood poker tournament probably won’t hold as much weight. Many applicants make the mistake of including so-called honors and accomplishments in their resumes that are dated or irrelevant to the job they’re seeking.

4 Cost Control Measures You Can't Live Without

Cost control is one of the best ways to keep your business in shape so it continues to perform well in a variety of economic environments. These four suggestions for reducing overhead expenses can provide a good framework.

Your Legal Career Ladder: How to Grasp the Partner Rung

If you're an associate just starting out at a law firm or a law school graduate beginning to chart your legal career path, reaching the partner level someday may be at the front of your mind, even at this early juncture. And why not? You know becoming partner is an uphill battle and not every attorney will make it to the top. Even if you put in long hours and stay for years at the same law firm, you still may not be offered a position.

3 Networking No-No's for Finance Consultants

When you make a career out of project-based employment, constant networking becomes one of the most effective ways to boost long-term prospects. In fact, your relationships with industry professionals can open doors to opportunities where you least expect them.