Resumes need help. Your resume needs help.
And I am on a mission.
And it isn’t a very pretty one. Every every single time I see a resume that still has “Objective Statement” emblazoned across the top of the document, I flinch.
I used to think that perhaps this outdated resume component would fade away much like bell-bottom pants. Sadly, that hasn’t come to pass…
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You always hear about what you shouldn’t say in an interview, but what should you say?What are those tid-bits you should mention that will set you apart from the rest?
Here are a few that I found incredibly helpful…
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There is some truth to the rumor that, for many companies, hiring does slow down from June until the end of August. However, this is less about the needs of an organization slowing, or a seasonal hiring freeze going into effect. The simple truth is that many people take vacation time in the summer, and that often complicates the process of coordinating interviews, team meetings, and other administrative approvals needed to bring on a new hire.
You might be tempted to wait until September to pick your search back up… don’t!
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A recent Pew study reveals what many of us have already observed: re-employed workers — those who lose their jobs and are then hired elsewhere — are less likely to get a sense of identify from their work.
In other words, they end up at jobs they don’t really want…
Being fired from a job can happen to anyone and occur for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you had a personality conflict with your immediate supervisor and your supervisor prevailed. Perhaps the job description was completely different from the one given to you during the interview and it was absolutely the wrong fit. Don’t obsess over it. You are not alone. Here are 6 effective ways to address the issue with a prospective employer…
With over 12 million Americans included in the U.S. unemployment rate, a shortage of workers seems impossible. However, the reality is that more employers are demanding highly skilled employees while job candidates are find themselves under-qualified for open positions.
A recent infographic lays out some important statistics regarding the gap between employers and job candidates. Here are some key findings to keep in mind when seeking answers to the controversy of a worker shortage in an economy with high unemployment: