job description

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. […]

11 02, 2019

How to Analyze a Job Description

2019-02-11T11:16:26-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The better you understand how a typical job description is built, the easier it will be to assess if you’re interested and/or qualified for the position. To help, we’re giving examples of each section of a job description and then tips on how to read them. Of course, some companies are brief in their description, and others are extremely thorough. So while the details of a job description will vary, the purpose of them remains the same. Let’s dive in! […]

11 04, 2018

The Essential Job Interview Checklist

2018-04-11T10:01:27-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Job interviews may be the most nerve wracking experiences we all have to go through in our careers. Knowing that one conversation could significantly affect your career can be rather intimidating. However, if you get too caught up in stressing about the interview itself, it can be easy to overlook certain preparations. There are steps you can take to prepare for a job interview that will help you have more control, and stay calm on the day of the interview. To help you stay organized, we’ve put together a handy checklist you can use before any interview! Below we’ve listed [...]

5 03, 2018

Here’s Why You Should Save Every Job Description You Apply To

2018-03-05T11:21:50-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Thankfully, applying to a job is a fairly straightforward process. You find a job you are interested in, send in your resume, fill out a form, and then wait to hear back. From there, you hopefully land an interview, and then potentially receive a job offer, if all goes well. However, we’re going to suggest you add a simple yet important step into that process: saving job the description. It may seem like an odd step, but it could save you later. We’ll explain why it’s a smart move. […]

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! […]

8 01, 2018

Remember, A Job Description Is A Wish List

2018-01-08T10:55:46-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Job searching can be a very exciting process, but it can also be a trying time. It’s easy to feel defeated after sending multiple applications and hearing nothing back from employers. Looking at more job descriptions and seeing qualifications that are out of your depth can further add to the mindset that you don’t measure up. However, it’s important not to discouraged. At the end of the day, you have to remember that a job description is simply a wish list. We’ll talk more about what this means, and how it affects your job search. […]

11 09, 2017

3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

2017-09-11T11:12:02-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Although you may not have heard of it, today is actually a holiday called ‘Boss/Employee Exchange Day’. The idea behind this day is that a boss and their employee swap roles to see what it is like to work in the other’s shoes. Ideally this will give both parties a better idea of their responsibilities and what a day looks like. The goal is to reach a better understanding of the other’s respective roles, and how they can work together. Obviously doing this swap isn’t feasible at most companies, so we’ve come up with an alternative. Instead of swapping, ask [...]

14 12, 2016

Writing a Great Resume Summary/Statement/Objective

2016-12-14T16:25:22-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

If you’ve been working on your resume recently, you’ve probably pondered including a beginning paragraph. These few sentences are known by a few aliases: resume summary, resume statement, resume objective, etc. Many years ago, the resume objective was popular. It positioned where you stood in your career and the type of job you were looking for. Now however, the summary is more popular, for a few reasons. Wondering if you’ve set up the beginning of your resume correctly? Read on to find out. […]

5 07, 2016

What’s In A Job Title?

2016-07-05T12:21:36-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Job titles are a central point of focus for many professionals. They reference them to determine their job status and career progress. In many instances job titles are a good barometer for success. However, employees tend to focus too much on using them to judge if they’re on track in their career. Job titles do have many functions for both employers and employees. Realizing what those are will ensure you’re not over analyzing your title. […]