As we close calendar year 2019 and embark upon a new calendar year and a new decade, 2020, it is time to refresh on many levels. This time of year, many of us take stock of the past year. We review our goals and accomplishments, maybe write our own annual performance appraisal or self-review.Continue reading »
It seems like we’ve been talking about the year 2020 for years and it’s less than a month from now! Is 2020 the year you will make a job change? Do you have 20/20 vision when it comes to what’s needed for a resume today?Continue reading »
A year ago I was sitting in a similar situation as a good portion of the current class of college graduates -unemployed. Looking for a new job can be overwhelming. There are so many factors that need to be considered before throwing your resume in front of any company that has an open position. Looking back at my job seeking efforts from a year ago there are a few things that I wish I would have done differently.
Just getting started in your job search? The one thing you will need to put together for any career move is an updated resume. While some of you may think this is a simple task, I’ve seen several resumes lately that lead me to believe a brief refresher could be handy. Let’s get started with a few pointers.Continue reading »
Okay, I get it. You’re not even looking for a job. So what? Having an updated resume isn’t just important when searching for a job. It’s about self-awareness of what you do. It answers the following questions with absolute certainty:Continue reading »
Now that the economy is picking up (knock on wood), all indicators tell us that employees are more ready than ever to dip their toes in the proverbial job search waters and evaluate other opportunities for growth, which is good news for job seekers.Continue reading »
For every job opening, several resumes are typically submitted. Only some of them will result in an interview, and ultimately only one will get the job. So, if 50 people apply for a position and 5 get interviews, what about the other 45 applicants? Why didn’t they get a chance to talk to the hiring manager? In a hiring capacity, I see a lot of resumes every day – some stand out as “must calls”, others fall under “maybes”, and many can be easily dismissed. This leaves the question in most applicants’ minds: What can I do to make my resume stand out? I would like to share with you some common resume mistakes to avoid, and some of the things my “must call” resumes have in common.Continue reading »