Does Your Resume Say “Hire Me”?

Does Your Resume Say “Hire Me”?

The job market is bouncing back and companies are hiring all across the country, and you need to be ready to hit the ground running.  If you are a prospective job seeker, then you need to understand that your resume is not a document that you just pass out at job...

Interview Tips for a Career in IT

Interview Tips for a Career in IT

This month, I have some VERY EXCITING news to share with you. First, the success of the series Start Your Career In IT has resulted in a newly published E-Book that provides more in-depth information on the topics covered will be available on Oct. 1 of this year. ...

What to do about listing salary requirements?

What to do about listing salary requirements?

Some job advertisements ask you to include your desired salary, and if they ask for this, it usually means that you can’t avoid doing so. Listing salary requirements is always tricky because it’s hard to “guess” what the employer will think about your preference....

10 Reasons to Walk out of an Interview

10 Reasons to Walk out of an Interview

Walking out of a job interview may seem unorthodox or even career sabotage, however there are numerous reasons when ending a phone screen or getting up and leaving in the middle of an interview is not only appropriate, but recommended. Since 2008, we’ve been careering...

The Importance of a Handshake

The Importance of a Handshake

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...

Resume Mistakes Disguised As Good Ideas

Resume Mistakes Disguised As Good Ideas

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...

Why Resume Screening Isn’t Effective

Why Resume Screening Isn’t Effective

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...

They Still Use Resumes?

They Still Use Resumes?

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...

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

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

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...

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