How to Handle a Gap on Your Resume

Have you got a gap on your resume? Maybe you took time off to take care of an ailing parent, or go back to school, or travel the world, or to take care of your children. Whatever that reason, you can feel like your job hunt is going to be much harder than if that… Read more »

3 Easy Ways to Stand Out At Your Job

It’s hard to stand out if your job is the same as many other people at the same company. This makes it harder to get a promotion, and this is even more difficult if all of you are working on the same project or all vying for one permanent or promoted position. So what can… Read more »

10 Best Tips for Changing Careers

Dread the thought of another day at your current job? Envying someone else’s line of work? If you just can’t stand the thought of going back there, check out all of our steps to make sure your career change is as seamless as possible.   Decide! Figure out which part of your job you can’t… Read more »

 5 Most Important Phone Interview Tips

Why a Phone Interview? Why do managers ask for phone interviews? Phone interviews are used to narrow down the amount of applicants who will be interviewed in person. If you get a phone interview, you need to know that making it to an in-person interview isn’t a definite. You need to earn that in-person interview!… Read more »

6 Top Resume Mistakes That Could Cost You the Job

You Didn’t Spellcheck This is crucial, as it shows a lack of follow-through. Who wants someone who isn’t professional enough to check the spelling and grammar of their resume?   Incorrect or Missing Contact Information No one will be able to reach you if the phone number or email is wrong, so make sure you… Read more »

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 »

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 »