What to Do When Your New Job Wasn’t What You Were Expecting

Sometimes things don’t turn out as planned. This can be especially difficult when new job isn’t what you thought it would be. Are you stuck? Should you quit? What’s your best plan of action? Don’t Overreact Even if you are frustrated or angry, take a deep breath and step back. First days and first weeks… Read More »

Didn’t Hear Back After an Interview? Maybe It Was Something You Said…

Saying the wrong thing in an interview is easier than you think. After all, you are in an incredibly stressful situation. Make a note of these statements that make employers think “Uh oh,” so you can avoid them. I hate my job. Admitting you are unhappy in your current position may make you seem difficult… Read More »

Nervous About Your Limited Work Experience? Have No Fear — Land a Job With These Tips!

When you are looking for your first job or changing careers, lack of experience can be a huge obstacle. If you’re tired of not applying because you’re not qualified, change your perspective. These five strategies can help you get past the frustrating experience requirement. Take a Chance Think of job descriptions as a wish list… Read More »

5 of the Best-Kept Secrets When It Comes to Resume Writing

Have you sent out resume after resume only to hear absolutely nothing? Your skills and experience may not be the issue. The problem may be the piece of paper representing you. Here are five resume-writing secrets you should know before applying for your next opportunity. 1. One Resume Does Not Fit All Jobs In the… Read More »

Overhaul Your Resume in These 5 Steps!

If you are beginning a job search, considering a new position or trying to keep your application materials current just in case, you probably started the process by digging out your old resume. Unfortunately, your resume is a little bit dustier and less impressive than you remember. What should you do? Here are five tips… Read More »

How to Pick the Best Job for You

Are you a first-time job hunter deciding where to apply? Are you unhappy in your current position and thinking about looking elsewhere? Or, are you fortunate enough to have multiple offers on the table, but you’re not sure which to choose? In any of these cases, you need to know how to pick the best… Read More »

When Is the Right Time to Job Search?

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Your current job is not quite right, and you are thinking about looking for a new position. When is the best time to search for work? Are certain months, days or even times better than others? The answer is yes. And, being aware of basic trends may give you an advantage. Here’s a quick overview.… Read More »

Simple Ways to Reconnect with Your Professional References

You know you should keep in touch with your professional references, but sometimes life gets busy. Maybe reconnecting is one of your New Year’s resolutions? Or, maybe you need a reference ASAP? Here’s how to handle both situations. To Reconnect Casually Send an Email, Text or Make a Phone Call Begin the conversation with, “It’s… Read More »

4 Ways to Get Your Resume in a Hiring Manager’s Hands

You thought your resume was good, maybe even great. Unfortunately, you’ve received little to no response. What is wrong? Here are four tips to help you get your application to the hiring manager’s desk. 1. Remember the ATS You may not know what an ATS is, but chances are your resume went through one. An… Read More »

Your Ultimate Guide to Basic Interview Questions

You just received a call for an interview. Congratulations! Now, you need to focus on landing the job. Where should you begin? Let’s start by reviewing these frequently asked interview questions. Traditional Questions What can you tell me about yourself? Many interviews kick off with this open-ended and unstructured question. Don’t fall into the trap… Read More »