When you think about the different sections of your resume, which one is the most important? Which gets the attention of the employer first?
Your experience? Your education? Maybe your awards and achievements… or your college experience? It is none of those…
According to a CareerBuilder survey, one in six hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less reviewing resumes. So when we write our resumes, there is intense pressure to “sound good.”
We use big or fancy words that will make their resume sound professional and well-written. We fill the resume with buzzwords and cliches. And we use way too many words to say what only a few will do. Unfortunately, this approach can alienate the recruiter we are trying so hard to impress!
Sometimes the start of your career can be tough. You’re trying your hardest to move up in your job, and an entry-level income often just doesn’t cut it. To supplement their incomes, many Millennials take on second, part-time jobs as freelancers.
Here are some tips to help you get your “second career” as a freelancer started…
Do you feel like you’re in a career stand-still?
It’s easy to become so focused on contributing to your company’s success that you forget to focus on your own career. It’s not up to your boss to decide when you’re ready for more responsibility. They’re (typically) too focused on their own job.
If you find yourself stuck where you aren’t progressing anymore, you need to take matters into your own hands. Here are seven ways to get un-stuck, and kick your career growth into a higher gear:
It is now a little more than two years since I graduated from high school. But I can still hear my AP Macroeconomics teacher’s favorite remark: “Denial is a river in Egypt.”
Get the pun? If so, welcome to the geek squad. If not, no worries. Being called a geek is considered pejorative by many people’s standards. But if you ask me, it is just a matter of perspective. As with all things, there are pros and cons. Life exists in duality…