Blog Categories

Writing a resume can be a huge challenge for many people and makes the difference whether you end up in the 'yes' pile, or the trash. If you are sending out lots of resumes and hearing zero back, it could be that you need to tweak your resume. The average length of unemployment as of April 2023 was 20.9 weeks, or a little over five months, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. READ MORE AT NEWSWEEK
Spring cleaning isn’t something regulated to the season in its name. You can spring clean whenever you feel the need to declutter or purge. It isn’t an activity you only do with your living space or office desk; you can spring clean your life, including your career. READ MORE AT MAKE USE OF
Resume, Curriculum Vitae, whatever you want to call it, they can be really tough to write. Many of us really struggle to write about ourselves, highlighting our achievements and making us sound like the very best versions of ourselves.  How to write and present your resume varies dramatically depending on the job and sector you are applying for, an aerospace engineer, for example, will probably approach their resume slightly...
You only get less than 7.5 seconds to grab a hiring manager’s attention when they read your resume for the first time. As a career coach who has helped hundreds of people polish their resumes and land jobs, I’ve seen too many candidates focus mostly on formatting, such as the font, spacing and page count. But words matter more. According to Harvard resume experts, your chances of getting...
Job interviews can be intimidating but preparing for the different types of interview questions you may be asked can have a significant payoff. Your resume, career experience and cover letter can only take you so far — now it’s time to bring it home and prove why you’re the best person for the role. READ MORE AT ENTREPRENEUR    
Creating a new resume and cover letter for each application that is tailored to the job description can help you stand out as a candidate. To save time, it can help to create a template resume and cover letter with all of your experience, skills and accomplishments. These core documents will serve as your starting points as you tailor your experience and examples for each application. This can help you focus more on adapting your documents...
With the pandemic changing the entire hiring process, Zoom interviews are slowly becoming the norm (at least for now). While it can be difficult to adjust to this new style of interviewing, all the same rules apply, like arriving on time, asking questions, and wearing pants (seriously, wear them). READ MORE AT POPSUGAR
Unfortunately, rejection can be an inevitable part of the job search. Despite knowing this, it never feels good being turned down for a position, no matter how gently the recruiter lets you down. But worse still is if you are never offered a full explanation as to why you didn’t get the job. Luckily, there are several common reasons you might not have been made an offer and being aware of these mistakes can help you to avoid them in...
Building your professional network can offer many benefits. Not only is networking an important part of your job search, but the people in your network can provide different levels of support while you’re searching. Maybe that’s sharing job postings, proofreading your application materials or practicing for interviews. Here are three tips to help you grow your network this year. READ MORE AT UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
Despite significant changes in technology and media in our daily lives over the last 20 to 30 years, the humble one- or two-page résumé has remained a remarkably consistent tool in the job application process. While requests for video job applications are now in the minority, it’s not hard to imagine that a generational shift toward them will increasingly occur. READ MORE AT INSIDE HIGHER ED  
As the world begins to re-open and COVID-19 vaccines are readily available, the job market is showing signs of recovering from last year’s economic shutdown. To make sure you appear as a top candidate on the jobs you’re interested in, here are a few tips to improve the look of your resume. READ MORE AT AARP
It's not uncommon for many to reach a point in life where they start wanting a change in their career. Whatever your reasoning, the idea of changing careers and starting from scratch in a new sector or industry can be exciting as it is daunting. To start with, you'll have to step out of your comfort zone and pick up new skills and knowledge. READ MORE AT BUSINESS INSIDER