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I acquired my last full time job (that lasted 10 years) by sending the interviewer a packet of free information that they would need regardless of whether they hired me or not (I do import-export compliance). They appreciated the gesture and that made the difference.
My worst mistake ever was to take a job without asking to meet my co-workers. I accepted a job only to discover that I was hired to replace 2 people, and that my department was so demoralized that half the people were planning to quit.
My current hurtle is being overqualified (too old) for many jobs, but underqualified for others (missing management or I.T. skills). Maintaining morale is therefore a challenge.
My question today is whether I should use a plain-text version of my resume when the employer asks that your resume be uploaded or scanned. I've heard that the formatting that makes a paper resume attractive can cause problems with scanning.
posted 2 years, 1 month ago
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