Is Your Cover Letter Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Is Your Cover Letter Sabotaging Your Job Search?

By Marcia Powers Contributor, Career Services A cover letter, when done right, can help set you apart from your competition and solidify your chances of getting the interview. However, using a poorly written cover letter (or no cover letter at all) can sabotage your...

Interview Tips for a Public Utilities Career: Part 2

Interview Tips for a Public Utilities Career: Part 2

This is a continuation of our earlier article “Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities”. Types of Behavioral Questions You’ll Be Asked When Interviewing For A Job at a Public Utility In most cases, you will have a team of interviewers questioning you. The...

Resume Advice: Numbers Speak Louder Than Words

Resume Advice: Numbers Speak Louder Than Words

We’ve all heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words.”  Well, when it comes to resumes, numbers speak louder than words.  When you start changing your resume to be achievement-based rather than task-based, a great thing to focus on is quantifiable experience....

Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities

Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities

As I’ve said many times before, preparation is the key to a good job interview. Each industry is a little bit different and if you’re looking for a job with a public utility you need to know the types of questions that are likely to be asked in the interview: Why are...

Informational Interview Tips

Informational Interview Tips

Informational interviews are a great way to network, meet professionals in your field and gain advice about moving forward in your career.  Informational interviews take of the pressure of interviewing for particular positions and instead allow you to ask questions,...

Fear of Hacking Could Send Your Resume Packing

Fear of Hacking Could Send Your Resume Packing

By Courtney Bousquet Career Coach at American Public University In the day and age of digital resumes and job applications you could be hurting yourself by doing this simple and common thing, sending attachments to recruiters. In the wake of credit card hacking and...

Conversational Interviews: Make a Lasting Impression

Conversational Interviews: Make a Lasting Impression

By Jaymie Pompeo, Career Coach at American Public University Interviews can be static formalities that offer the opportunity to present your best self. Think about it: there is always the expectation of the interviewer controlling a rigid Q&A session to find that...

The Art of Effective Networking

The Art of Effective Networking

What does it take to become a master in effective networking? Should you follow up while networking? This article will try to answer all those questions that you have about networking. Read on! For most, networking is as tough as striking a conversation in a strange...

Common Cover Letter Mistakes

Common Cover Letter Mistakes

Many job seekers spend time on perfecting their resumes, but when it comes time for the cover letter, quickly write a couple paragraphs and send it out to every employer. If you’re serious about getting a job, a hiring manager won’t consider you without a polished,...

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