Readers Comment on Interview Pitfalls and Resumes

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Tips for avoiding interview bloopers and creating standout resumes were among a wide range of eFC stories that drew comments from readers this week.

Ten Ways to Prove You Don't Want That Job

Carol Lippert Gray's recounting of the ways job candidates shoot themselves in the foot sounded self-evident to Andrew, who works in equities. "So basically, act as if you're in a business setting. No swearing? No flip flops? Noooo kidding," he wrote.

The story brought this additional interview tip from Nate, who works in HR and recruitment: "And bring your resume." Add your favorite interview disaster or recovery anecdotes here.

Five Steps to A Standout Resume

Myra A. Thomas' May 30 resume guide sparked discussion of the dilemma facing applicants for permanent jobs whose recent work history emphasized consulting assignments.

"I left my full time job to raise my kids and am finding it very hard to land a full time position, so took consulting assignments. Now, recruiters do not want to help me. Too much consulting-job hopping. I do not do what to do," wrote Derswap, whose area is derivatives. Add your thoughts here.

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