Career blog posts

There are a lot of things that job seekers add on their resume when they don’t need them. In some cases, these things actually hurt job seekers’ chances of landing the job. Here are some things job seekers should and should not include on their...

So, you’ve landed an interview. Congratulations! Standing out in a sea of resumes is no easy feat, but now it’s time to knock your interviewer’s socks off. While the process can be long and nerve-wracking– these are questions that potentially alter your future after all–...

Today’s job seekers need to think about one more type of audience when preparing their resume. In the past, one simply had to send their resume and a person would scan it, but today’s employers are also relying on Applicant Tracking Systems. When you have both...

It finally happens! The phone rings, and being in active job search mode, you eagerly answer every unrecognized number because it could be your next employer. But at the particular moment, you’re at the gym, in line at the grocery store, or picking up your...

What’s one of the biggest mistakes job seekers make when sending thank you notes after the interview (besides not sending one at all)? It’s not using this opportunity for the job-winning advantage that it is. Job seekers who send generic notes that say, ‘Thank you so...

Job hunting is brutal, there’s just no other way to put it. Finding a job you want and then actually landing it are two completely different animals. It takes time, commitment and skills to get your foot in the door of your dream job –...

There's no denying that we live in a world full of instant gratification. Texting your loved one about dinner plans? You'll probably get a response within minutes. Contacting a friend to make plans to meet up for dinner next week? You'll hear back within a...

It's not the same environment for job seekers that it was even a few years ago. Increasingly, those looking for work must be aware of an expanding list of dos and don'ts about everything from what not to tweet during their search to how to...