By:  John Holmgren

I was talking with a hiring manager about information I am entering on this blog.  He gave me these 2 tips to pass on to you.  The suggestion is based on resumes and job applications he receives and his reaction to them.

First.  Email addresses are free.  Make your job seeking address, the one you use on your resume and applications, professional and business-like.

If your current email address is, or, in your own interest, get a new one!

Second.  Clean up your Facebook page.  Get rid of those ever so witty jokes and comments.  Lose the more than interesting photos.  Be careful about your Friends, Likes, Groups and Profile.  Employers check them.

Remember that the first objective of a resume or application is to not get eliminated.  Don’t sink your own boat!