Should I Include This Job on My Résumé?

Dear Claudia, I hate my new job. I worked at my old company for 12 years but was let go in a significant restructuring. I found a new job, and I’ve been here for four months, but I wouldn’t say I like it, and I’m going to quit. My question is: Should I include thisContinue reading “Should I Include This Job on My Résumé?”

UNCOVERING THE REAL COST OF UNEMPLOYMENT

The longer you are out of work, the more costly it is. Here are some things you may — or may not — have considered as the “cost of unemployment.” Have you ever stopped to consider the cost of being unemployed? Lost wages. Loss of income is the most obvious cost of unemployment. Unemployment benefitsContinue reading “UNCOVERING THE REAL COST OF UNEMPLOYMENT”

Seven Basic Elements to Writing a Résumé

Writing a new résumé or refreshing an old one? Here are seven basic elements every résumé should include. Identification Your name, city, state, zip (physical address is not required), telephone number, email address, and LinkedIn profile address (if applicable). Short Summary Three to five sentences describing your most outstanding qualifications. (A short bulleted list canContinue reading “Seven Basic Elements to Writing a Résumé”

FIVE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH DURING A PANDEMIC

These tips will help you as you conduct your job search: Focus on Your Strengths Companies hire employees who can solve problems for them. Salespeople create revenue. Accountants ensure compliance with regulations and provide financial data used in decision-making. Customer service staff help answer questions, keeping customers happy. Beyond what you do for a company,Continue reading “FIVE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH DURING A PANDEMIC”

How to Find Contract Jobs During the Pandemic

One out of every eight employers utilizes temporary or contract employees. Around  17 million to 41 million people work as consultants, freelancers, contract workers, temporary employees, seasonal or on-call workers, and interns. About 15 million of those are  “full-time independents,” working more than 15 hours a week. Almost half of U.S. adults — 47.8 percentContinue reading “How to Find Contract Jobs During the Pandemic”