How to Create The Perfect Cover Letter

Every time you send out a résumé, you’ll need to have a great cover letter to send along with it. It’s a good idea to customize your cover letter for each job you’re applying for. The cover letter is another way of introducing yourself to a potential employer. What it

10 job search tips for New Graduates

College seniors, rejoice: According to a new study from Michigan State University’s College Employment Institute, employers will be recruiting more college graduates in 2015 than they have in well over a decade. With hiring for bachelor’s degrees increasing by 16 percent from last year alone, it’s true that finding your

A Guide To The Most Evil Job Interview Questions

There are many articles available online covering common job interview questions that you are likely to field. Some of them may have seemed tricky, but they’re small fry compared to some of these tough interview questions that employers reserve for when they really want to make the applicants sweat! But

Writing a Cover Letter That Gets You Noticed

A good resume is definitely important when applying for a job; whether or not you are called in for interview will depend on much of the information that is included in your resume and a badly presented one will often go to the bottom of the pile. However, a good

500 Action Words You Can Use In Your Resume

Here is a list of action words that can help you set your resume and cover letter apart from your competition. Use these where appropriate to help inspire you to create a resume that doesn’t sound like everyone else’s! Accelerated Accomplished Accounted for Accumulated Achieved Acquired Acted Activated Active in

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

5 Reasons Why You Must Have a LinkedIn Profile

The ever-evolving social media world can be tough to keep up with, particularly when it comes to job hunting. There are numerous online platforms with countless tools and applications designed to connect individuals with those with similar interests. However, many of these platforms and tools tend to be more focused

7 Job-Seeking Tactics You Probably Haven’t Tried

When out of work, many job-seekers’ first instinct is to go straight to online job boards. When you consider the sheer number of job boards out there, and the amount of people trolling them, it’s easy to feel like you’re lost in a crowd of well-qualified applicants, long before you

Seven Keys to a Killer Cover Letter

Most job seekers understand the value and importance of a well-organized resume but spend far less energy on crafting a strong cover letter. What they fail to realize is that their resume and cover letter go hand-in-hand. Employers are very busy and receive hundreds of resumes leaving little time for

A Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Careers

How to Change Careers Perhaps you just begin to lose interest. Perhaps you find something that interests you more. Perhaps your company is downsizing. These are just some of the numerous reasons that people change careers. Are you facing that career change plunge? Do you wish you were? Take it