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”

A Few Tips on How to Ace a Behavioral Interview

The most popular interviewing trend used by employers today is the behavioral interview.  This form of interview questions tends to focus upon your past experiences as well as your integrity, leadership abilities, initiative, communication skills, ability to problem solve, interpersonal skills, adaptability, knowledge, and past performance to determine if you will be a good fitContinue reading “A Few Tips on How to Ace a Behavioral Interview”

Six Valuable Traits Your Local Bartender Has That Relate To Any Job

The next time you drop by the local watering hole for a happy hour, take a good look at how the bartender provides great customer service and easily performs often complex tasks. When teaching a Career Development class some time ago, a slightly embarrassed soon-to-be grad asked how she could relate her current job (whichContinue reading “Six Valuable Traits Your Local Bartender Has That Relate To Any Job”

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”

Rejected for a position? It’s time to reboot and move on!

Turned down for the job? Didn’t get the interview? Lost the position to someone you believe to be a less qualified candidate?  Don’t try to rationalize away the sting of being rejected. Don’t let your worth be defined by others… Even though it smarts, you’ve got to get right back in the hunt. Rejection isContinue reading “Rejected for a position? It’s time to reboot and move on!”