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