Chapter 13

Successful Solutions to Resume Problems

In This Chapter

arrow Squashing the “overqualified” objections

arrow Standing tall as a re-entering woman

arrow Dealing with disability issues

arrow Explaining bad credit

arrow Relaunching after a prison stay

Chances are that not everything in your career history is a plus. Minuses — either fact or perception — like your age (be it a little or a big number) and experience (whether too much or not enough) need special care to keep them from setting off alarm bells. It’s always better to anticipate factors in your background that can screen you out of the running and do what you can to minimize them.

Nobody’s perfect. But rarely are we jammed up against problems so severe that they cannot be solved in some way. Careful resume management is a good start.

Here are some ideas on how to turn lemons into lemonade.

Too Much Experience

Not only is inappropriate experience — too much or too little — often the real reason that you’re turned down, but it’s also too frequently ...

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