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Princeton Professor's Resume Lists Only Failures

Brutally honest CV is 'attempt to balance the record,' says Johannes Haushofer

(Newser) - The point of a CV—or resume, in more American parlance—is to highlight all of your finest awards and accomplishments, right? Johannes Haushofer takes a different approach: Although the Princeton psychology professor has a standard resume he sends out, he's also compiled something a bit more unusual, per... More »

Résumés, Cover Letters Are Awful Relics

Looking at credentials tends to bias us, lead to bad hires, Jesse Singal argues

(Newser) - Odds are pretty good that you hate cover letters and résumés. Pretty much everyone does, applicants and employers alike. And they should, for more reasons than you realize, writes Jesse Singal at New York . "It’s time for the résumé and the cover letter to die,... More »

Internet Swoons Over Amazon-Like Resume

Web product manager Philippe Dubost does a spot-on likeness

(Newser) - Philippe Dubost is a "web product manager" looking for a job, and it's a safe bet he won't be looking long. Dubost posted a resume that looks exactly, exactly, like an Amazon product page. ("Only 1 left in stock—order soon.") Here's a... More »

Here's What's Wrong With Your Resume

Don't be exhaustive—but it's okay to write more than a page

(Newser) - Before you print 50 copies of your resume, check out this list of common mistakes—you’re probably making at least one, notes Alison Green in US News & World Report .
  • Using an outdated guide. The one-page rule, for example, doesn’t fly anymore.
  • Listing only job duties. Make sure
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Help Wanted: No Madoffs Need Apply

Even those cleared of wrongdoing can't find finance work

(Newser) - Add his former employees to the list of of Bernard Madoff's victims—and that includes his sons. Wherever it appears, the Madoff name on a résumé is toxic for those trying to continue to work in finance, experts say. Mark Madoff, who worked for his father for 20 years,... More »

300K Have Sent Resumes to Obama (for 8K Jobs)

Transition team sees wave of applications

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s transition team has seen an avalanche of resumes from individuals who want to work in his administration, CNN reports. More than 300,000 have applied for 8,000 positions. Many are new to politics but have impressive careers, says one analyst: “High-level people in private industry... More »

It's Bad: NYC Cabbie With MBA Posts Résumé in Taxi

La Salle grad drives taxi while awaiting dream job

(Newser) - A recent MBA grad who can’t find a job does have a captive audience: his taxi passengers. After four months of job hunting, James Williamson got his taxi license and posted his résumé in his New York City cab. There aren’t any offers yet, but the 25-year-old... More »

New Purdue Grad Hits the Streets

Would-be ad man makes his pitch on Fort Wayne streetcorner

(Newser) - Rob Sedlmeyer needs a job, and he doesn't care who knows it. The May college grad wants a marketing or advertising gig, so he's marketing and advertising himself—at a Fort Wayne intersection. After applications scored him just two interviews and no job, he took to the streets. The “... More »

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