Dear Graduating Class of 2020, To say this year has been....unique....would be an understatement. Like every other student, you were looking forward to walking across the stage, receiving your hard-earned diploma, tossing your cap in the air, and commemorating this milestone moment with loved ones. … [Read more...] about Dear Class of 2020
After your interview, most companies will perform a background check on their top candidates. This can include a criminal background screening, calling your references, and even screening an applicant’s social media profiles. When it’s down to you and a few other applicants, what an employer finds … [Read more...] about A Complete Guide to Letters of Recommendation
Have you ever heard of the expression, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it?” Body language matters, especially in interviews. Our posture, movements and facial expressions can shape how our conversations are remembered and, sometimes, make or break your interview. Here are 6 things you most … [Read more...] about 6 Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know About Your Body Language During an Interview
How you present yourself to others in the workplace is vital to being successful. Whether you are interacting with others face-to-face or digitally, learning how to manage your professional relationships and maintain good etiquette is important for your job security as well as your employer’s … [Read more...] about 5 Best Practices of Workplace Etiquette
Throughout my career, I have used my fair share of staffing agencies to help connect me with job opportunities. From first-hand experience, I can tell you not all recruiters are the same. Just like jobs themselves, you need to do your research, ask questions, and vet recruiters to see if they are a … [Read more...] about Is My Recruiter a Good Fit for Me? Ask These 5 Questions
I had been working for Bridge for just over three years when my family decided to move to another state. I thought that changing states would mean changing jobs as well, but I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to stay with the company and work remotely. Pivoting to working 100% … [Read more...] about How My Company Helped Me Feel Included When I Started Working From Home
If you are well-established in your career, are returning to the workforce or just beginning your job search, it can be tough to decide what to include on your resume. For professionals who have an eclectic work history or are further along in their career path, building your resume can be even more … [Read more...] about Ask a Recruiter: How Far Back Should I Go on My Resume?
In light of recent events, citizens of Illinois and throughout the nation are grappling with the stress of employment uncertainty. Within these uncertain times, many professionals have found themselves without a job. As a professional, it is important to understand the difference between being laid … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between Furlough and Layoff?
The most important part of job searching is creating a resume. But if you are looking for your very first job, where do you start? Without any (relevant) job experience it can be difficult to build your resume. After all, how can you sell someone on your work experience if you don’t have work … [Read more...] about How to Start Your Resume When You’re Just Getting Started
If you’ve spent any amount of time searching for a job, you know that job postings come in all shapes and sizes. You can learn a lot about a position and a business based on what an employer decides to put in (or leave out of) that space titled, “job requirements”. Even if a job description is … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Decoding Job Descriptions
It can be difficult to know when sticking it out at your current job or making the move into a new position is best for you. There are different factors to consider when trying to make that determination. Asking yourself these three questions can help you organize your thoughts and make that tough … [Read more...] about Should I Stay or Should I Go? Is It Time to Look for a New Job?
Social media has reshaped the way we communicate with others, learn about the world we live in and how others perceive us –including employers. Interviewing, testing and conducting reference checks are no longer the only way recruiters determine if they should make the offer. More and more, … [Read more...] about Putting Your Best E-Foot Forward: Is Your Social Media Presence Hurting Your Professional Appeal?
Whether it is in our personal lives or our professional ones, we use our phones for everything. What most people don’t realize, however, is that the role the phone plays in the business world is a little different than it is in private or personal communication. Many professionals think, “Hey, a … [Read more...] about Five Rules of Professional Phone Call Etiquette
You’re probably thinking a romantic encounter and a job interview couldn’t have less in common, but dates and interviews have a lot more in common than you may realize. In both situations, you’re meeting someone new and getting to know them to see if what they have to offer is a good fit for you. … [Read more...] about Bad Dates and Bad Interviews: A Match Made In Heaven
There are no two ways around it: job searches can be frustrating. For those of us who have invested money in a higher education chasing our passions, this holds true even more. Whether it is because there are slim pickings in your specific field right now, or you realized after that first job that … [Read more...] about Reevaluating Your Experience: Is Your Job Search too Narrow?
Have you ever woken up not feeling 100% up to par and contemplated if you should go to work? Many individuals’ concerns about calling in sick revolve around losing their jobs or losing out on pay. Deciding to call in sick isn’t always easy, especially given the current circumstances around COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Sick Enough for a Sick Day: Best Practices for Calling off Work
When making your next career move, it is important to consider the responsibilities, culture, and future opportunities a new job can offer. One component you may have overlooked when envisioning your next job is the format of the role. Job format encompasses things like full-time and part-time work … [Read more...] about Is a Temp-To-Hire Job Right for Me?
With the number of COIVD-19 cases on the rise, many businesses have stepped up to do what they can to mitigate the fallout from the spread of the virus. For many businesses, part of their COVID-19 battle plan includes shifting much of their workforce to remote workspaces. In a very short amount of … [Read more...] about The 7 Things I’ve Learned Since I Started Working From Home