HOW TO PITCH YOUR BOSS ON TELECOMMUTING YOUR JOB

If you have been thinking about telecommuting, there are a few things to consider before you approach your boss with the idea: •     Do you have the temperament to work from home, at least part-time? Can you take the initiative to start (and finish) projects independently? Do you have the self-discipline to give your workContinue reading “HOW TO PITCH YOUR BOSS ON TELECOMMUTING YOUR JOB”

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?”

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”

Three Basic Rules To Make Your Résumé or LI Profile Stand Out To Employers

To get that first interview call, your résumé should be pristine and natural for anyone to read – from the layperson to a technical/military expert. Using common military or workplace acronyms in your résumé or LinkedIn profile without spelling out the base word at least once could be negatively impacting your job search because the applicant tracking system (ATS) or the personContinue reading “Three Basic Rules To Make Your Résumé or LI Profile Stand Out To Employers”