When you apply to a job, it’s not uncommon to see a posting where hundreds of applicants have applied—hundreds of applicants that need to be manually reviewed by a recruiter or hiring manager. It’s quite a daunting task. It’s no wonder why the average time spent reviewing a resume is 6 seconds. If … [Read more...] about How to WOW a Hiring Manager in 6 Seconds or Less
2020 has changed a lot of things about…a lot of things; millions of Americans have found themselves laid off or furloughed for (possibly) the first time in their lives. If you found yourself in that position, it can be comforting to know you’re not alone, but even still, something that shocking can … [Read more...] about Formatting Your Resume When Furloughed and Other Resume Writing Tips
Are you one of the millions of Americans who have found themselves opening up a job search this year? Whether this is your first dip in the talent pool, or if you’ve been away from the job search world for a while, making resume revisions is most likely pretty high on your priority list. If you … [Read more...] about Best Practices for Writing Your Resume
The decision to enter the workforce and the process of finding a job post-graduation is daunting. For those who decided to start their career journey in 2020, current events may have derailed their roadmap a bit. Although this year has proven to be one for the history books (quite literally), and … [Read more...] about A Job Seeker Survival Guide: How to Stand Out Professionally During COVID-19
Conducting references is one of the many steps in an employer’s interview and hiring process. References allow potential employers to speak directly to people who know your work ethic and character. As a job seeker, who you choose as a reference can make or break your chances of getting the job, so … [Read more...] about Ask A Recruiter: How Do I Get a Professional Reference?
The average person spends about six to ten seconds reading a resume, so it is important your resume catches an employer’s attention. Buzzwords or other attractive, descriptive adjectives and adverbs can help you grab your reader's attention, but some of these words make hiring leaders … [Read more...] about The Basics of Buzzwords: When Should You Use Them and When You Should Avoid
You have just submitted your application for your dream job! What are the next steps? There are a few things you can do to help stand out in the crowd. Stop Screening Your Calls Although it may seem silly, make sure you are answering your phone when it rings. In today’s world, the typical … [Read more...] about I’ve Submitted My Application, Now What?
You have spent hours searching for your dream job and just came across a posting that matches your skillset perfectly. You have your resume ready to go, but you notice the application process requires a cover letter. The panic starts to set in; you are not a professional writer, but you need to … [Read more...] about A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Cover Letters
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, commonly known as the ADEA, officially banned employers from discriminating against candidates due to age. Despite this law, some employers may subconsciously pass on candidates due to their perceived age from clues on their resume. With the rise of the … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Resume From Generation Bias
Not all interviews go as smoothly as we would like, or sometimes, as well as we think they may have gone. There are so many factors that play a role in how successful an interview is. Things like preparedness and interview question responses can be easy to assess, but then other things are a bit … [Read more...] about How Well Did You Do on That Interview?
When an interviewer asks about your skills and experience, it can be confusing exactly how to answer. Beyond making sure your professional presentation is air-tight, what exactly is your interviewer looking for? Surely, they're not looking for you to repeat the information listed on your resume. … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Hard Skills and Soft Skills
Preparing to get into an internship can be overwhelming. If you are new to the internship world, you probably have questions like, Where do I look for one?, What should I be looking for?, and “How do I get started?” Internships serve as a way to test out the talent pool. Let's dive into the more … [Read more...] about How to Land an Internship
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
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?
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
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?
There are about 5.59 billion active email accounts, each of them having a username as unique as the person who uses the account. Although an email address may seem like a great place to show off your creativity or a special characteristic about you, when it comes to your job hunt, that creativity … [Read more...] about Is Your Email Address Sending the Right Message?