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”

Why You Don’t Want To Dismiss Being Active On LinkedIn

Don’t Dismiss LinkedIn as Something Only for People Who Are Looking for a New Job. The best time to build your LinkedIn profile, connect with people, and participate on LinkedIn is now — before you need it. If you find yourself suddenly unemployed and decide that now is the time to start using LinkedIn, you’reContinue reading “Why You Don’t Want To Dismiss Being Active On LinkedIn”

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”