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29 07, 2019

How to Include References When Applying for a Job

2019-07-29T12:19:01-04:00Categories: Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Having references when applying for a job can be extremely beneficial in increasing your chances of being considered. They are a way to provide the hiring manager or recruiter with people who can share more information about the type of person or employee you are. However, including references on your resume isn’t always the best idea. But how do you know when to include references, and when to leave them out? […]

3 04, 2019

How to Apply for a Job When You Have No Relevant Experience

2019-09-30T13:42:45-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Most people feel that if they don’t have any experience in a position that they’re applying for, they might as well not apply for the job. However, it’s not as black and white as you may think. Depending on the job, a hiring manager may consider someone who doesn’t have all of the required experience. But how do you apply for a job when you have no relevant experience at all? Check it out below. Jot Down Everything Start with writing down everything you’ve done. Not literally, but... literally. Begin as far back as you can recall regarding any responsibilities, [...]

17 01, 2018

The Anatomy of A Job Description

2018-01-17T11:13:50-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In this week’s blog we will be breaking down the anatomy of a job description. The better you understand how the average job description is built, the easier it will be to assess if you are qualified and interested in a position. We will also give a few tips and tricks on each of the specific sections of the job description, so look out for that. We hope you come away from this article much more efficient at analyzing any job opportunities! […]

27 09, 2017

Should I Include a Photo on My Resume?

2017-09-27T11:34:59-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

When you initially constructed your resume, you probably came across a few templates that include a section for your photo. This may have led you to wonder yourself if your resume should include your head-shot. While this is common practice in Europe, you’re likely better off not including a picture on  your resume. We’ll break down a few of the key reasons for not doing so below. […]

5 07, 2017

Should I Include References On My Resume?

2017-07-05T12:20:17-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Are you considering including references on your resume? If so we can help you decide if it’s a smart step for you to take. You may decide to include them thinking that it  will show the hiring manager that you are confident in your qualifications, and what those references will say about you. However, including references on a resume is an outdated practice in the current job market. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t include them, and a few select times when you should. We’ll discuss both in today’s blog, so read on below to find out the reasons [...]

28 06, 2017

Why Just Applying Won’t Get You A Job Anymore

2017-06-28T10:30:24-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Years ago, you could walk your resume into a business establishment, and expect to get a call back in a few days. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. A wealth of qualified applicants combined with online job boards have changed the game. Now, simply sending in a resume and applying will no longer get you a job. You have to be determined, smart, and utilize other channels to see true results in a job search.  […]

21 06, 2017

Should My Resume Have a Skills Section?

2017-06-21T11:30:36-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When it comes time to build a resume, there are a few questions you have to ask yourself. What font will I use? Will I list my experience by chronology or relevance? And of course, should I have a separate skills section? The answer is yes! However, if you’d like a more thorough answer than that, keep on reading to find out why it will help you.  […]

24 05, 2017

Tips for Proofreading Your Resume

2017-05-24T08:28:34-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Your resume ultimately serves as the determining factor that either moves you forward in the hiring process, or leaves you behind. For this reason, it’s astonishing that some candidates don’t proofread their resumes prior to sending them. Since a resume is so important, it’s smart to give it a proper read over. While proofreading certainly isn’t fun, one small grammar mistake could wind up costing you the job. Something so trivial shouldn’t cost you the job. To help, we’ll be discussing proofreading tips when working on a resume. […]

29 03, 2017

3 Steps to Writing a Great Cover Letter

2017-03-29T09:04:34-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It can be challenging to sit down in front of a blank page and fill it with words. This is especially true when you know it could be what helps you find your next job. All that pressure can make it tough to get your words on paper. Today, we’ll present a simple 3 step template that you can use to design your own killer cover letter and hopefully find a great job. Read on below for the first step! […]

8 03, 2017

How to Ask for References

2017-03-08T10:51:04-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

To many employers, references represent one of the last remaining checks before hiring a candidate. Subsequently, good references are the lifeblood of your candidacy for employment. It makes sense then that you choose them wisely. A reference can make or break your candidacy with an employer, so it’s important that you also approach asking correctly. We’ll outline the best way for you to approach someone and request a reference below.  […]