The Importance of a Handshake

networking/interviewing

The Importance of a Handshake

Posted on September 5th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in networking/interviewing. No Comments

What’s in a handshake? Quite a lot, apparently. Most of us have probably been told that you want a firm or strong handshake, but is that always true? Are there different kinds of handshakes that you can use to convey different things? What can a handshake make other people think about you?

Dry, firm handshake. This … Read More »


Resume Mistakes Disguised As Good Ideas

Posted on August 6th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

By Ann Eastham, Career Coach at America Public University

The goal of a resume is to get your skills and accomplishments noticed. Simply put, it is the snapshot of all your skills and experiences that you are hoping will impress a recruiter or hiring manager. There are certain mistakes I have witnessed people make, which they … Read More »


Why Resume Screening Isn’t Effective

Posted on August 4th, by Chris Hollins in networking/interviewing. 1 Comment

Crafting a perfect resume is a daunting task for anyone. The challenge to condense down a lifetime of learning and accomplishments into a compelling two-page narrative of why you’re the best person for the job feels nigh impossible. It is especially disheartening for job seekers when they are faced with online job applications which feature … Read More »


They Still Use Resumes?

Posted on August 4th, by Stan Skipworth in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Recently, a member of our extended family described an initial informal meeting he’d had with a prominent firm in the finance industry about a key position that they were very interested to have him join them for.  Toward the end of the conversation, he was asked to send over a resume so they could better understand … Read More »


A Pre-Formatted Resume Template: 4 Reasons to be Cautious

Posted on July 11th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

If you dislike the task of creating a resume from scratch, there’s a good chance that you’ve either used a pre-formatted resume template, or you’ve contemplated it. Resume templates are both easy to find and easy to use. Many word processing programs and online websites offer free resume templates, where the document has already been … Read More »


Passion Need Not Apply

Posted on June 14th, by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera in networking/interviewing. 2 comments

When providing an informational interview for a young professional recently I repeatedly heard her describe her “passion” to do this and her “passion” for that. What I did not hear, though, were any specific ways in which she could be useful to an organization.

Any employer needs to gauge how you can contribute to their organization. … Read More »


7 Things an Employer Must See in Your Resume

Posted on June 13th, by Mark Babbitt in networking/interviewing. 1 Comment

Yet another application submitted – and yet another rejection, followed by more disappointment.

And not because of typos or resume formatting issues; not due to a lack of experience or education – but because the resume simply did not stand out from the hundred others submitted.

Yes, that resume contained all the phrases they see in nearly … Read More »


Military to Civilian Transition: Social Networking Tools

Posted on June 13th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Transitioning from military to civilian life is overwhelming in every aspect. As a former military spouse, I witnessed the struggle my husband faced, which also affected our transition as a family. Deciding where to live, financial instability, changes in medical care, and moving away from our support systems were just a few of the challenges … Read More »


Your Interview: Don’t Waste Time Waiting

Posted on May 9th, by Erin Kennedy in networking/interviewing. No Comments

When you are sitting in that waiting room, waiting for your interview to start, it’s easy to just spend that time checking your email, fiddling with your tie, or chew on your nails. But that’s not the best use of your time because you are in a perfect location to expand your understanding of the … Read More »


Networking Tips & Myths to Build Connections

Posted on May 9th, by MyCareer@VA in networking/interviewing. No Comments

If you find that the word “networking” makes you want to run in the other direction, you are not alone. Many people are intimidated by the thought of networking.

But what if your current reservations about networking are incorrect? Abandoning those beliefs could actually help you find your next opportunity to build on-the-job skills.

MyCareer@VA can help … Read More »