Can an Employer’s Past Follow Its Workers?

The New York Times HILLARY CHURA Feb 21, 2009

JOB hunting in this market is hard enough. Pity the candidate coming from Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, the Stanford Group or another company tainted by bad news of one sort or another.

“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. “The fact is what the fact is — they worked at a place with problems — and that doesn’t make them bad.”

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