How to Uncover ‘Unadvertised’ Job Openings in 2020

Many open jobs are not publicly advertised but can be found by using a little ingenuity and recent surveys show nearly 80% of new hires landed an unadvertised position. Why would companies not publicly post a job opening? The cost of advertising an open position can be substantial. They don’t want to be overwhelmed withContinue reading “How to Uncover ‘Unadvertised’ Job Openings in 2020”

How to Write an Impressive Job Offer Acceptance Letter

“Put it in writing, or it didn’t happen.” This advice from lawyers is relevant for job seekers — especially when accepting a new job. But, exactly what should you say in a letter of acceptance? Letter of Acceptance Writing a letter of acceptance is especially important if your job offer was made orally but you haveContinue reading “How to Write an Impressive Job Offer Acceptance Letter”

Why You Should Have Both A LinkedIn Profile and Résumé

Once upon a time, attending networking mixers, industry events, and the Chamber of Commerce meetings was the best way to make new connections and build business relationships. Now, many of these activities have moved online within the LinkedIn community. Much like networking in person, professionals interact on LinkedIn with the explicit intention of making businessContinue reading “Why You Should Have Both A LinkedIn Profile and Résumé”

A Job Seeker’s Guide – Employment Applications

You’ve spent hours writing your résumé — or may have invested hundreds of dollars hiring a professional résumé writer — and maybe even drafted a cover letter to accompany it. You now have all you need to apply for a job opportunity that caught your attention — or do you? At some point in theContinue reading “A Job Seeker’s Guide – Employment Applications”

The Myth of the One-Page Résumé

Although many articles are stating that your résumé must be one-page, there is no established “rule” that a résumé should be only one page. There are many instances when a multi-page résumé is not only appropriate, but employers expect a resume to be submitted. Length is not the only consideration for a résumé’s effectiveness. TheContinue reading “The Myth of the One-Page Résumé”