Navigating today’s demanding and ever-changing job market is tough—no matter what age you are. Throw a global pandemic in the mix and all bets are off!
Posts by Erin Kennedy:
When an employer first sees your resume, you have an average of six seconds to catch their eye so make it about them.
There are ways to present this gap that can showcase your skills without shining a spotlight on being unemployed.
When searching for a job, there are factors beyond your control. When searching for a job, there are factors beyond your control.
In today’s current economic climate, you may find yourself unemployed for the very first time. Now is not the time to give in to despair.
If that unhappiness comes home with you at the end of the day, it’s time to seriously consider moving on from your current job.
Having a resume that truly markets all you have to offer and being fully prepared for a job interview will help you land the right career with the right company.
As you get ready for your interview, know your resume, prepare answers to commonly asked questions in advance, and know your value. No matter who you meet at your interview, your job is to prepare!
Knowing some of the unspoken rules of interviewing will give you more confidence. Be sure to know what you should talk and what you shouldn’t.
If your resume starts out with a statement such as “Objective: Senior Level Marketing Director with 15 years of experience seeking to . . .” you have just dated yourself. If you are still using a line like that to open up your executive resume, you may as well realize that your chances of getting selected for an interview are probably long gone as well. The reader knows what your objective is – it is to get hired. Lose the “Objective” and replace it with a dynamic career summary that pulls the reader in and shows that you have the experience, skills, and credentials to get the job.