Working for the government has its benefits: Stable work, decent healthcare, and most importantly – interesting missions.
But…what if you hate it? Or, you are bored and want a change, but don’t want to end up feeling the same way that you do now.
ARGGHHHHH. The agony.
But don’t worry: There are a few things that you can … Read More »
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, meet more informally and build relationships. You’re not asking directly for a job but rather … Read More »
Think back to the last great presentation that you watched. How did the speaker begin? Did he or she start by jumping right into the details or did they launch into a narrative, setting the stage for what was to come?
As presenters, in our jobs, community involvement, or in the classroom, we have the opportunity … Read More »
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 identity theft, companies are cracking down on hacking threats by suggesting employees avoid … Read More »
Ever wonder why your resume is not getting the attention you feel it deserves or you don’t get offered an interview for a position you have all the right qualifications for?
The answer may be as simple as using strategic keywords in your resume!
With the high volume of applications employers receive for each position, more and … Read More »
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 party. You know there is a huge chance you will … Read More »
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 fairs and networking events, … Read More »
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. Second, an entire chapter on interviewing will … Read More »
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. Asking for too much can rule out your chances right away … Read More »
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 »