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In a recent Inc.com article, Carmine Gallo, the author of best-selling book Talk Like TED, suggests that "public speaking Is no longer a 'soft skill.'"
The article is worth reading, but here's a few key takeaways (quotations) worth noting.
A perennial question I get from students, partly due to shitty advice they get around campus from people who are not resume experts, is "how can I get my resume to one page?" Sometimes, I help students create one-page resumes. It is not a good idea to have superfluous or poorly worded information that takes up unnecessary space on a resume. However, if someone has a lot of great experience, she or he should definitely have two pages. Why not?
What is more, new research shows that a two-page resume, when the content is good, may be more effective:
According to this Harvard Business Review article, Masculinity contests are likely undermining your business culture. >> How Masculinity Contests Undermine Organizations, and What to Do About It
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