Career Advice

From Marc Cenedella
Marc Cenedella

The world's leading venture capitalist of today shared the career advice below almost a decade ago. While the advice is targeted at the young, I think the experienced ought to pay heed.

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Resume Trick or Treat

Here's how recruiters and hiring managers sniff out resume facts from fiction.

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Will Bad Credit Hurt Your Job Chances?

A few blemishes on your credit record are unlikely to exclude you from consideration by recruiters and hiring managers, as long as you’re prepared to explain and verify information.

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How to Explain Employment Gaps, Sabbaticals and Negatives on Your Resume

Hiring professionals share common negatives on resumes and how job seekers can turn them into positives while maintaining integrity.

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'Why Did You Leave?' How to Address Past Employment

Use professionalism and these strategies in your resume, cover letter and interviews when answering this tough question about past employment: "Why did you leave?"

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To Tell the Truth: Resume Rules
Recruiters and resume experts draw a firm line between putting your best foot forward and lying on your resume.
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The Anatomy of a Background Check

Private investigators and former government agents share trade secrets about how they conduct employment background checks for hiring companies.

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Do Your Own Laundry

Thoughts and notes from the editor-in-chief on how to portray your career in an honest but favorable way.

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When a Background Check Makes for Tough Interview Questions

Everyone faces curveballs in interviews. But when can skeletons in your closet reach out to hurt your chances?

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Employment Background Checks: Know Your Rights

Before you face an employment background check on the job search, know what the HR department will search and find.

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Employment Law and Your Rights

Employment laws often weigh on hiring managers and influence more than you may think. Not exactly clear on what your rights as a job seeker are? Here's a handy list - packed with links to government Web sites - as a quick reference sheet.

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