14 Great Tips to Help You Find Your Next Job

Concerned about finding your next job? With the current challenges in the U.S. and global economy, it is certainly difficult for many to find a new position. However, don’t despair! Follow these tips to develop your own economic stimulus package to increase your chances of job search success. Be patient,

7 Cover Letter Tips That Will Get You Noticed

It’s no secret in today’s economy: hiring managers are bombarded by resumes, cover letters, and job applications on a daily basis. Some have stacks upon stacks of applications to sift through and not enough time in the day to get through them all, much less respond to them. So what

Secrets to a Killer LinkedIn Profile Summary, Part 1

Want to quickly distinguish yourself from job-hunting competition on LinkedIn? Look no further than your LinkedIn Summary. The “elevator pitch” of your social media profile, a powerful Summary can compel employers to take a second look at you for their needs. So how do you craft a knockout message of

Are you slacking in your job search?

It’s often advised that looking for work should be treated like a full-time job — that job-seekers should literally devote eight hours a day, five days a week to their job searches. While that may seem like a lot of time, some experts believe that — in today’s economy —

10 Critical Resume Writing Tips

Smaller fonts convey confidence. Use corporate standard fonts: Ariel on a PC and Helvetica on the Mac. Your name should be 12 points, headers 10 points and the body 8 points. Having a clearly stated objective on your resume helps to ensure that the right hiring manager receives your resume:

Cover letter recommendations for college students

Whether submitting your cover letter and resume for a job or applying for something else, such as graduate school, it’s important for college students to word their cover letters in ways that make it easy for the recipient to read, makes sense, and conveys what it is that needs to

How to explain a layoff

In today’s dynamic and volatile job market, layoffs, while devastating, are commonplace. In the eyes of most everyone, being laid off is the same as being fired and people oft times have trouble coping with it. Here are some real-world ideas for how to explain layoffs to potential employers. When

My Best Job Search Tactic: Cold Call Your Way to A New Position

Aside from professional sales and recruiting reps, most people would rather not make a cold call. Combine the usual discomforts of making an unsolicited contact with the high anxiety associated with job hunting and together they create a pretty stressful experience. So why would anyone put himself or herself through

What Type of Resume do You Need?

Writing your own resume can be a confusing process in today’s job hunting world. Part of the confusion lies in sorting through the many different types of resumes in use today. Some of your choices are: Chronological Functional Combination (or Hybrid) Targeted Creative Curriculum Vitae Scannable Electronic Web Video A

49 Powerful Resume Words You Can Use to Describe Your Personality

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