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Microsoft adding LinkedIn-powered 'Resume Assistant' to Word

Microsoft has announced a new feature for Word that helps you craft your resume using examples from LinkedIn. It's one of the first integrations between Office and LinkedIn since Microsoft acquired the company for over $26 billion.

Google HR boss says 58 percent of resumes get trashed because of one spelling mistake

Google HR boss Laszlo Bock likes to cite a startling figure: 58% of résumés have typos. "Typos are deadly because employers interpret them as a lack of detail-orientation, as a failure to care about quality," he says.

Buzzwords that were buzzkill for your resume in 2012

Mountain View - Resumes that tout an applicant's "creativity", "organizational" or "effective" abilities, won't get you the job. Such industry jargon was so overused in 2012 that it has lost its meaning and is likely to land such documents in the trash.

Op-Ed: 'Blarney' Blumenthal and other resume creeps

Two recent incidents of inappropriately embellishing a personal history raise troubling concerns on many levels, particularly for those of us trying to land work in a faltering economy.
 

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