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Some Lessons From the Assembly Line

I just received my weekly copy of Newsweek today. Among one of the articles was the winning essay sent in to the their annual “back to school” contest. Andrew Braaksma, a junior at the University of Michigan tells why sweating summers on a factory assembly line makes him eager to hit the books every Fall.. Click here for an inspiring story.

–Susan Geary, CERW, 1st Rate Resumes

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Graduate to a New Job!

The following was sent to me in this week’s issue of the PRWRA Hire Views (my industry’s trade newsletter.) The information is so good, I just had to share. Thanks to Laura DeCarlo, our esteemed President of PRWRA for sharing!


In the recent Management-Issues.com article, “Early Bird Graduates Get the Worm” by Nic Paton, psychometrics assessment provider, SHL, sheds light on the issues of college graduates and employment.

According to SHL’s research, “Graduates who leave applying for jobs until late in the recruitment calendar – (July- August) – are likely to be less bright than their peers and less likely to achieve levels of success in the modern workplace. The study suggested that graduates who apply for jobs long before the late summer are not only brighter but more dedicated and more highly motivated than their peers. They also possess more of the necessary behaviors that make a well-rounded employee. On the other hand, those who wait until later do “tend to be more resilient – they are less susceptible to criticism from others – but are less forward thinking, less analytical, less motivated, less outgoing and less persuasive than early bird applicants.”

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September is Update Your Resume Month

It’s time once again to evaluate what you’ve been up to over the past year. What did you do to help your company make money, slash costs, increase business, improve quality, etc. For a free worksheet, contact us, and we’ll get one right over to you.

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Call me old-fashioned, but I’ve always been skeptical about posting resumes in cyberspace. With enough information, anyone can apply for credit in your name. Resumes list your address, former employers, and dates you worked there. That’s why I suggest candidates send resumes directly to the company or apply through the company website. Here’s an article that offers tips on how to keep your identity safe during the job search.

Susan Geary, Certified Expert Resume Writer, 1st Rate Resumes

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Steve Job’s Commencement Address

One of my colleagues, Grant Cooper of New Orleans forwarded me a copy of a commencement address recently given by Apple Founder Steve Jobs. It’s very inspirational, and you’ll find a copy of it here.

Have a great week ahead!

Susan Geary, CERW, 1st Rate Resumes