High-profile failures taint job seekers

02/23/2009 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Job candidates might unfairly be tagged with the sullied reputation of previous employers, such as Enron, Lehman Brothers or Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, but they're not doomed, experts say. "What makes a résumé go from toxic to fatal is the person's attitude," said Sharon Blaivas, an independent résumé writer at Shakeupmyresume.com and former recruiter for Goldman Sachs.

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