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”

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”