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Frana asks, "Do people miss me when I leave the room?"

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A GOOD QUESTION:  Do people miss me when I leave the room




I came across an interesting question recently that caused me to do some heart-searching. 
Here it is:  Do people miss me when I leave the room?
That led me to ask myself some other questions, like, what kind of people do I miss when they leave the room?
Here are some of the types of people I miss:
People who bring leadership.  I have had a boss is like that.  He knew how to gives the staff direction and a sense that everything is under control.  Instead of concentrating on problems, he seemed to thrive on finding creative solutions.


People who are followers.  Leaders are great, but we also need followers.  These are the people we can count on to quietly get the job done.  They do not ask to be in the limelight; they do not really ask to be noticed; they are content to  serve God in the background. It is a good idea to acknowledge these quiet workers though, and thank them for their service.



People who are peacemakers.  These peo…

Should I Send My Resume In Word Format or As A PDF File?

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This morning, one of our Community Business College graduates called and asked for a bit of advice – Should she send her resume to a potential employer in the Microsoft Word format or should she send it as a .pdf file?
Here’s why she asked – She said she first attached it as a Word document for convenience sake but when she tested it and re-opened it, the resume lost some of its formatting. Not bad, mind you, but it did throw some text onto a second page and the margins shifted some.
Our advice to her was to send a second e-mail using the pdf format which does not have the changing formatting issues and offer it to the employer an option with a note to saying something like, “I thought I’d also send you a pdf copy of my resume so that you have a choice to use the format you prefer.”
Now we’ll wait to see if she gets the job interview.


So just what are the rules on file attachment in sending your resume to employers?
First, there’s the

The Golden Rule on resume attachments is – first…