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The Sandy Sidebar: Resume and Job Hunt Advice


Six Tips About the “Who Gets Hired?” CareerBuilder Study

An interesting CareerBuilder study just came out detailing who is getting hired and who is hiring whom. This was a nationwide study of 2,076 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries. Pretty impressive. Here’s a chance to check out some of those stats. It may give you pause. Forewarned is forearmed Job Hunters. Right?!! What’s a red-blooded and earnest Job Hunter to do? JTResumes did your resume and you landed that interview! Now what? Can you change yourself to fit all these CareerBuilder facts? Quick?!! Where’s my handy career/life coach when I need them? Here’s some advice on this study.


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We hope you will enjoy these blogs that offer advice about resumes and job hunting. They incorporate humor, movies, pop culture, current events, and sports into the information you need to optimize your job hunt. “While these blogs are humorous in nature, make no mistake about it, career development and job hunting is serious business. It takes research, networking, and knowledge of what employers are really looking for to land the position you really want. These blogs attempt to incorporate all of the above. My intent is to make you smile, but give you serious tools to get where you want to be. Hope you enjoy!” ~ Sandra Jackson

“Easy Reading is Damn Hard Writing!” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne.


Job Hunters’ TGIF Drink: 5 Caveats For Each Shot of Advice

Thank Goodness it’s Friday! Let’s talk job hunters!! Add some caveats to that job hunt advice. Plus an iconic drink recipe for Friday night! “Martini, please. Shaken, not stirred. Got that?” ~ James Bond. ~ As a recruiter and resume writer for over 17 years, I have 5 advice caveats to keep you centered. And the great recipe is from Colleen Graham from About.com ~ a “true” James Bond Vesper Martini recipe from Chapter 7 of “Casino Royale.”


"Easy Reading is Damn Hard Writing!" ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne. Advice about resumes and job hunting that incorporates humor, movies, current events, articles, and literature into timely information that will optimize your job hunt.