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Advice for a Thoroughly Modern Job Search
By: Amy Baldwin, The Charlotte Observer
Heads up, job hunters. Here's what's out and what's in for 2004.
OUT: Using terms like "team player" and "results-driven."
IN: Citing specific examples of such traits.
OUT: One-page resumes if you have 7+ years of experience.
IN: Two- to three-page resumes that highlight quantifiable achievements.
OUT: Functional resumes organized by skills and experience.
IN: Resumes that list experience in reverse chronological order.
OUT: Covering up employment gaps.
IN: Explaining gaps in cover letter.
OUT: Relying on want ads for job leads.
IN: Sending resumes to a "target list" of companies for which you want
OUT: Vague answers to standard interview questions.
IN: Real-life examples to illustrate your points.
OUT: References with impressive titles who don't know you well.
IN: Variety of well-informed references, including former peers.
OUT: Telling the interviewer you want the job.
IN: Offering to assume post on trial basis.