Career Articles

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 »

How to Get an Excellent LinkedIn Reference

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Why Do You Want a Reference? Not all recommendations serve the same purpose. Are you looking for new clients? A new job? Changing careers? Before you ask for the recommendation, think about your future goals! This will impact who you ask and how you will direct them. A new job requires stellar references from coworkers… Read more »

How To Ask For A Job Reference

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  It used to be that including references was part of the application process, but not anymore. Most career openings now require applicants to provide a list of references when requested, usually after an initial interview. It’s become a trend that your potential employers might not ask for lists of references in the initial application.… Read more »

How to Recover From Burnout

First, Take Care of Your Body This sounds cliché, but it can be the hardest part when you’re burned out. How much alcohol have you been drinking? When was the last time you exercised? When did you eat your lunch away from both the computer and your phone? Before you can mentally recover, you have… Read more »

6 Signs You’re Burning Out at Work

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Burnout is the state of physical and emotional exhaustion. Burnout comes from chronic stress, where the demands on you exceed the resources you have available to deal with those stressors. Here’s some expert tips from those who identify it and have been there themselves: Exhaustion Being burned out at work comes with serious exhaustion. We’re… Read more »

Top 5 Ways to be More Productive Today

Tackle tough projects when you’re at your best To be more productive immediately, choose to use your time when you’re most alert, most brilliant, and possibly most caffeinated to take on your most difficult projects. You probably already know when your work is the best it can be and when it’s just the bare minimum.… Read more »

6 Steps to Take Control of Your Career

1. Make a Plan If you don’t know where you’re going, then it’s not under your control. Some people will want to make a long plan that covers five years, but others may need to change their situation faster and make a plan covering only a year. The point is to have a plan and… Read more »