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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Your resume is the most important tool in your employment campaign. It needs to be versatile enough to pass muster with human and software resume screeners, HR specialists, and the hiring manager for whom you hope to work.

Bottom line: A winning resume must be an ad for your value, not a product manual of every function you’ve ever performed in your career. It needs to stand out from the crowd, but it also needs to follow formatting and content rules that will keep it moving through the system.

Sound tricky? Read on for articles that spell out the resume rules.

Trade Up to an Executive Summary

Having an executive summary instead of an objective could be the key to getting that job.

Tuning Your Resume to the Right Keywords

The resume keywords you use can make or break your match with an open position. How can you find and deploy the right keywords to aim your resume at the job you want?

Is Your Resume Old-fashioned?

Resume length, font, and an old-fogey e-mail address are just a few ways to label yourself as antiquated.

Smoothing Out a Bumpy Work History

Ten jobs in 10 years might look like a job hopper or a committed consultant, depending on how you present your work history in a resume.

How to Address a Layoff on Your Resume

If you can help it, stay employed; if you can’t, use your resume to work around the issue.

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