How To Overcome the Experience Requirement

It’s a common catch when starting a new career: every job ad asks for experience, but you don’t have any. To get the job, you need experience – but how can you earn experience without the job? How do you get experience before you get experience? Plenty of people are looking to change directions or… Read more »

Dress For Success

What does it mean to “Dress for Success”? “Dress for Success” was originally the title of a 1975 book by John T. Molloy about how clothing affects personal and business success. It became a bestseller and he followed it up with The Women’s Dress for Success Book. These books promoted the concept of “power dressing”.… Read more »

Write the Perfect Resume for a Career Change

Before You Start: Wait, Can You Afford To Change Careers? First, make sure you can live on what your new career pays. Going from the middle of one career to all the way down to entry level can create a financial whiplash and you might end up worse than before. Take the time to research… Read more »

5 Free Online Computer Courses That Will Help Start an I.T. Career

Did you just graduate or are you looking for something new? Perhaps you’ve decided to try for that promotion or maybe you’re looking to branch out for something related to technology. Maybe you’re looking to take on the I.T. world, or maybe your current job is asking everyone to upgrade their skills. Whatever you need,… Read more »

5 Tips for Finding a Job After Graduation

Congratulations on graduating! Finding a job after college can be daunting. Here’s five tips that will help  you get your name out there Use More Than One Job Board What most people don’t realize is that employers pay subscriptions to view your resume on those job boards – and they don’t subscribe to all of… Read more »

How to Write a Cover Letter

Obviously your resume is not the same as your cover letter. It’s common for employers to ask for both a resume and a cover letter. Yours should be approximately three paragraphs long and include why you’re applying for this particular position, a brief overview of your professional experience, and why you in particular are the… Read more »

How to Write the Best Resume Objective

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Wait, What’s the Difference Between a Resume Summary and an Objective? Summary tells hiring managers what you’re looking for from the company: “Experienced engineer seeking management-level position”.  You’re summing-up your past experience. Usually used in the past for people not switching positions or re-entering the workforce, but more for people with decades of related experience.… Read more »

Must-Read Resume Tips for Changing Careers

  Changing careers means you’ll need a whole new resume to match your new job search in your new field. The important goal to keep in mind is that your resume needs to show how your skills, particularly your soft skills, are transferable.   Identify Your Transferable Skills First, you’ll have to find out which… Read more »

How to Write Your Resume Fast

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Need that resume right away? There are plenty of articles on brushing up your resume, but not a whole lot that help you write one from scratch – and fast. That new position might need you to give one fast. What about writing a new one? You might panic and try to go through all… Read more »

Transferable Skills- What Are They and Do You Have Them?

Transferable Skills- What You Take With You These are skills you acquired during your education, internships, or past experiences that you can bring to your future work positions. Common examples include: experience with specific computer programs, any management experience, proficiency in another language, or any in-demand skills. Skills You May Already Have When changing jobs,… Read more »