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That problem in your background? It isn’t as bad as you think

I’m taking on online sketching class at the moment. I’ve always loved painting and drawing, and I’m finding this a particularly rewarding way to work. But I’ve noticed a lot of the students are very uncomfortable sharing their work. They’ll preface each post with caveats like ‘this isn’t very good’ or ‘I don’t like this […]

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How to Write a Really Great Web Designer Resume

Writing a web designer resume can be a real challenge. How do you communicate your creativity and knowledge of web strategy using just words? The good news is that it’s perfectly possible. I’ve been writing resumes for web designers and other creative professionals for many years now, and I’d like to share some of my […]

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Are You Too Private to be on LinkedIn?

Do you shudder at the thought of posting your career history online? If so, you’re not alone. I frequently hear from people who refuse to join LinkedIn for privacy reasons. That’s your right, but you must understand the implications of this decision. By refusing to post your information on LinkedIn because of privacy concerns, you […]

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How to beat resume screening systems: 3 easy ways to get your resume into the hands of a real human being.

What are resume screening systems and why are they bad for job seekers? Automated resume screening systems became popular during the late 1990s, into the early 2000s and now almost any sizeable company uses one. If you’ve ever uploaded your resume online, or filled in an online application form, you’ve encountered one. These screening systems […]

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How to Write a Great Interior Design Resume

Are you struggling with your resume? Finding it hard to come up with creative ideas, even though that’s what you do for a living every day? Don’t worry – you’re far from alone in this. Most interior designers struggle to sell themselves effectively. But your lack of a killer resume is hurting your career and […]

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Attitude is Everything

“You’re evil” spat the woman’s voice, “you should be ashamed of yourself.” I had been half-listening to voice mails while also answering emails, but this one got my full attention. “How do you live with yourself?” she went on “taking advantage of all those poor job seekers out there while you lie by your swimming […]

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Use This Simple Trick to Add Punch to Your Resume

You’ve probably heard that one of the keys to a successful resume is to show the results you’ve achieved in previous positions. But doing that can be a challenge and many people struggle. But if this is you, never fear! In this short video, I’ll teach you my easy formula for creating action-packed, results-focused resume […]

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