If you’re eager to land a job, it’s tempting to try to be all things to all people. You see a job description and think “I could do that” or “That’s a little like what I did before.” While versatility is good, applying to anything and everything can be problematic. Read More
No matter if you’re in a career transition or between jobs, it’s vital you continue to build skills and successes you can show on your resume. You will be viewed much more positively if you demonstrate recent achievements and continued growth than if you present a resume representing no new skill development or career growth over the last several months. You will also have interesting things to talk about when asked what you have been doing recently.
Spending time productively sounds much more impressive than simply saying you’ve been looking for a job. Here are four excellent avenues for productivity during a job search: Read More
You found a job that looks really interesting. The last thing you want is for a lame mistake to ruin the chance for making a good first impression, or worse, cost you a shot at a job. Here are some classic mis-steps and how you can avoid them:
There’s a lot of talk about keywords and how they can help your job search. Job seekers are told to load up their resumes with keywords so that applicant tracking systems (ATS) will “find” them. In fact, some resumes feature a huge block of keywords.
Volunteer work is a great way to get involved and help make your community a better place. It might also help land you your next job. Many people don’t think to put volunteer work on their resume because it’s not a “regular” paying job. When writing your resume, include any skills or experience that will help demonstrate that you are the right match for the job. Take advantage of volunteer work by doing the following: Read More
Customizing your resume to each job is an important way to bring out your match to the position and the company’s needs. It takes time and thoughtfulness to rework your resume each time you learn of an open position. Here is a step-by-step guide to make it easier. Read More
We often hear statistics about how many people apply for any given job opening. If the statistics are correct, recruiters and hiring managers sift through a lot of resumes. What’s the secret to standing out and being one of the resumes selected for follow up? Read More
Your resume should be under constant revision as you continually look for ways to improve how you present yourself and your value to potential employers. Here are some quick ideas for bringing new life to your resume: Read More
There’s a lot of debate concerning keywords and whether or not they can help you with your job search. This video explores the ways you can use keywords to your advantage. Read More
You know your experience is an important part of resume, but are you utilizing those experiences to the fullest? In today’s video blog we talk about how to use your experiences on your resume to demonstrate your true value to a company. Read More