Welcome Digg, Delicious & Lifehacker Readers!

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A short while ago I wrote 6 little words that unleashed a firestorm of activity on this blog. Within the span of 24 hours, the post 6 Words That Make Your Resume Suck got hit by the front pages of Digg, Delicious, and Lifehacker – in that order! I must admit to being stunnifed by the hundreds and thousands of visitors dropping in for a visit. If you found me via one of these massive sites, I’d love to humbly welcome you to Squawkfox and thank you for your social media votes and tags.

Be sure to check out the Free Downloads page for lots of frugal stuff. I’ll be finishing the How To Write a Resume Series shortly, so stay tuned! (I’ve been away busily writing a book based on this blog!) 🙂


I’ve heard of sites getting “dugg” before, but I never imagined I’d witness the carnage first hand. I’d love to thank Neal Rodriguez for sending me a warning message when the story gained Digg traction.

To be honest though, no amount of warning could have prepared me for the imminent onslaught of traffic. Within 8 minutes of hitting Digg’s front page this site tanked big time. The fail was colossal – the Digg traffic not only killed Squawkfox but managed to take down all the sites hosted on the server as well. The weird thing is, despite being completely kaput, you “diggas” kept voting the story up! When I commented on Digg to apologize for the tanking, you Digg smarties went and created a mirror page. Nice. Kudos and welcome!



You social bookmarkers are delicious. I’ve been a delicious user for years, so when “6 words” got tagged to the top of delicious popular I felt very honored to be bookmark worthy. Welcome and thank you for tagging!



By the time Lifehacker featured “6 words” on their front page, I managed to get this site up using some serious blog viagra and duct tape. While many of you came to read the resume writing help, I figure some of you were enticed to visit based on the photo accompanying Lifehacker’s post. You’ve gotta admit, the girl pictured is really “creative”. Snicker. To all those who asked – No, I’m not the girl in the photo. But if linking my likeness to the photo helps you write a winning resume – then so be it! Welcome!


More Resume Writing Help

Here are a few links to other job hunting and resume series I’ve put together over the last while. I hope you find these posts as helpful (and as entertaining) as “6 words”.

How to Write a Resume (that gets job interviews)

  1. 10 Things That Define a Killer Resume
  2. 10 Ways to Build a Resume Like a Professional Resume Writer (The Dos)
  3. 10 Deadly Sins of Resume Writing (The Don’ts)
  4. Anatomy of a Killer Resume
  5. 6 Words That Make Your Resume Suck
  6. In progress! 😉

Another good way to get resume ready, is to find the right job! Try the ideas in this series to get job hunting!

Four Ways to Kick Start Your Job Hunt:

  1. How to Choose a New Career
  2. How to Find a Job
  3. How to Research a Prospective Employer
  4. How to Match Your Skills to Employer Requirements (free printable worksheet)

If you’re stuck in recession limbo, here’s a series to give you some perspective on what really makes you tick.

Five Paths to Choosing Your Perfect Career:

  1. Five Ways To Find Your Passion (free printable worksheet)
  2. How To Find Your Strengths (free printable worksheet)
  3. How to Set Your Goals (free printable worksheet)
  4. 10 Tips to Nurture Your Network
  5. 10 Ways to Enhance Your Education

OK, I’m off writing more resume and cover letter posts for your reading pleasure. Got a question? Ask in the comments below!


  1. Beth March 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    You’re back!
    We missed you 🙂

  2. Emily@remodelingthislife March 2, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Welcome back! Congrats on all the traffic. I can say I knew you when…

  3. the weakonomist March 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Way to go with all the attention. Isn’t it funny that the best thing to happen to your site is having it crash? I long for the day when I get dugg, and thusly hammered.

    Good job! And I loved that list when I saw it on lifehacker.

  4. Vered - MomGrind March 2, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I missed you. 🙂

  5. Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach March 3, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Fantastic job! Congrats on the Life Hacker hat tip as well.

    The Digg factor is most, ahem, character-building to witnes firsthand…. 🙂

  6. Marissa March 5, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve been wondering where you’ve been. It’s good to hear your absence was a good thing!

    Welcome back! I look forward to new posts in the future. (btw, I found you through lifehacker and am one of THOSE who bookmarked that post on delicious.)


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