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Making Way For New Talent




A great breakaway forcing a missed tackle and an Old Gold player is on his way to another try.

A great breakaway forcing a missed tackle and an Old Gold player is on his way to another try.

This summer at a rugby match I was watching an formerly good player play a position at which he once excelled, but was now half a step too slow to be consistently effective. His play calling was perfect and he found the defensive holes to exploit, but now instead of getting his passes off cleanly, he was getting tackled and losing scoring opportunities.  He was at a point in his career when he needed to share his expertise from the sidelines as a coach and let someone else step into his role as a team captain.

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Promise and Pitfall of Resume Pruning




Being a substitute teacher required thinking on your feet.

Being a substitute teacher required thinking on your feet.

There comes a time in every professional career when you must prune your resume to tell a more coherent story to potential employers, but that could cause a potential employer to miss the fact that you have  certain skills and experiences which they are seeking. One of my strengths professionally is I have a variety of professional experiences to draw upon but that very strength can be a liability if an employer is looking for a standard career progression and isn’t used to seeing someone who has done a lot of different things professionally.

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