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by SixFigureStart | September 03, 2009


From Fox 5 Chicago's Job Talk Segment: Career Expert Jason Seiden offers a list of "Five Mistakes That Job Seekers Make."

In case you don't have the 2:56 to spare to watch the clip, here are the Cliffs Notes, as lifted directly from a slide in the piece:

  • • Know your value
  • • Don't tell me, show me
  • • Your resume is about you
  • • Don't ramble
  • • Do your networking alone

And the best quote from the piece has to be the following nugget on the art of resume writing, something Seibel says he learned from a High School English teacher:

"When you write a paper, it should be like a woman's skirt—long enough to cover the subject, short enough to be interesting."

--Posted by Phil Stott, Vault Staff Writer