experience

19 06, 2020

The Difference Between a Resume Objective and Summary (And How to Use Them)

2020-06-19T13:51:37-04:00Categories: Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Have you ever noticed a career objective or a resume summary paragraph at the beginning of a resume? What is the purpose and is there a difference between the two? […]

29 05, 2020

What Happens If You have a Negative Experience With a Past Employer?

2020-05-29T16:56:00-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Being laid off can be due to lack of performance, a specific situation, overstaffing, or simply personal differences. Regardless, if the situation went sour – you want to be honest with future companies on your experience. But negatively talking about a past employer during an interview will do you more harm than good. Here’s why. […]

13 02, 2020

How to Include Internships on Your Resume

2020-02-13T08:29:22-05:00Categories: Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Although an internship is not “technically” a career position, it’s still considered work experience. Whether it further supports your career experience, or you’re a recent grad and it demonstrates your eagerness and your exposure to the working world. Today we’re covering where, when and how to include internships on your resume. Check it out! […]

29 01, 2020

How to Have a LinkedIn Profile That Stands Out

2020-01-29T15:34:27-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Networking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

LinkedIn is utilized for job searching, creating and keeping in touch with your connections, which is why if you’re utilizing LinkedIn for your job search – you want your profile to stand out. So we’ve compiled a list of tips that can help you. […]

7 10, 2019

How to Answer, “What is Your Biggest Weakness?”

2019-10-07T12:07:33-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you’re in an interview and you’re asked, “What is your biggest weakness?”  the hiring manager is looking for a few things. They want to ensure that you can be honest and that you can acknowledge your weakness, and/or have a solution in place to address that specific weakness. Of course, it is a tough question to answer because you want to be transparent, but you also don’t want to say the wrong thing. So we’re sharing how to tackle this interview question, below. […]

23 09, 2019

2 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting Any Traction

2019-09-30T15:52:52-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve finalized your resume and you’ve listed all necessary fields; contact information, education, experience, etc. However, you’ve submitted your resume to a few different companies and you haven’t received any feedback. Is that part of the process? Or is there something lacking on your resume that is affecting your chances of being considered? Here are two reasons why your resume may not be getting any traction. […]

4 09, 2019

Should I List All Employment History or Most Recent 10 Years?

2019-09-10T15:43:05-04:00Categories: Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How do you know whether to list all your employment history on your resume, or just the most recent? Do you include the last three positions? Only the relevant jobs? Whether there’s an application which allows you to just list a few positions, or a section to share your resume – you may have to take some inventory. […]

30 08, 2019

Link Roundup: How to Prevent Ageism in the Workplace

2019-08-30T11:21:04-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency, Link Roundups, Motivation, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Before we discuss how to recognize and address ageism in the workplace, let’s go over a few terms. Ageism is a “prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age.” And the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was put into place to protect those who are 40 years of age and older, from discrimination in the hiring process or workplace. And unfortunately, there have been claims dealing with age discrimination. So, we are cover how to acknowledge it, and how to prevent it from happening in this week’s link roundup, below. […]

10 05, 2019

Link Roundup: What If We Hired Based on Skills?

2019-06-20T12:09:13-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Aside from the obvious industries which require education and experience, hiring managers are starting to take a chance on hiring based on skills verse actual experience or education. Why? Because skills are transferrable. Qualities like leadership, communication, problem-solving to name a few. Find out more on skill-based hiring and how it’s effective, below! […]

1 05, 2019

The Perks of Having a Nonlinear Career Path

2019-06-20T12:20:07-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Motivation, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you have an unconventional career path, it’s easy to feel intimidated or that you are not as experienced or qualified for positions you may be applying for. However, you want to look at your non-linear career path for the perks that it holds. Check out the perks of having a nonlinear career path below.   Experience When you're trying out different careers that interest you, and positions that align with those interests – you want to look at these things as different “stages” in your life. And not necessarily different age milestone stages – but honing in on something [...]