You can do anything you want to do! This quiz is designed to help you think about the college majors that are available to you. It will also make you think about your own personality traits and how they may fit well within different areas of study.
A U.S. Seventh Circuit Court Appeals judge gave Verizon a second chance after the company made a costly typo, stating, “People make mistakes. Even administrators of ERISA plans.” Will the judges of your writing and mine be as understanding?
An IKEA cartoon provides interviewing food for thought. While the company will probably provide a fully assembled chair, you might just be asked to perform an unexpected task in an interview.
Just about every client I work with lately brings up the rumor they’ve heard that no one reads cover letters anymore. This rumor is ONLY a rumor and if you take action based on it, you will shoot yourself in the foot in your job search.
Copying and pasting might sound like a good idea to get your resume noticed, but if you try it, it will backfire. Instead, focus on your accomplishments.
LinkedIn now offers Job Seeker Premium. Could it be the right job search tool for you?
I recently read an article that recommends job seekers to put their LinkedIn profile URL on their resume. That’s great advice, and I agree… just make sure you’re directing people to a profile that will have a positive effect on your job search.
Are you using 5 lines just for your header? If you need to fill space, that’s fine. But once
you have a lot of information to squeeze onto a page, why use up space you don’t have
to? Here are some examples of how you can be efficient with your header:
I absolutely love the process of crafting great cover letters. You may have heard that some recruiters don’t read cover letters, but I would emphasize “some.” For the ones who do (and you don’t know who they will be), and for smaller employers, an impressive cover letter can make a huge difference.
Job seekers often ask how long their resume should be. Some people can barely stretch theirs to a single page, while others have difficulty fitting it into four pages. What makes this decision so difficult? You want to include all of the relevant information that will inevitably get you hired. However, you also don’t want to overwhelm the human-resources personnel who are already swamped with work and could potentially be going through hundreds or thousands of resumes. If yours is too long, HR staff will skim it too quickly and miss the important points, or they’ll simply file it into the garbage because they don’t have the time to read it.