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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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Work trends have changed dramatically in the past 50 years. It used to be that someone got a job shortly after graduating and kept it for the rest of his life. If things went well, he might move up the ladder within the company, but he usually felt sentenced to the same boss for 20 years to life. Loyalty to the company equaled stability, something greatly valued by employers (and by mothers-in-law, too, for that matter). An applicant who had job-hopped—not to mention changed careers—was considered unstable and therefore a risk for a would-be employer.
 
But since the early 1980s, the rate of job and career change has increased to such a point that it’s now typical for a professional to shift careers three or four times during ...

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