There are those that reach out to get help every day and do not know where to look. Then there are those that are looking for those that they can mentor. Some of those that are looking are among military veterans, and those that want to help do not realize how rewarding helping a veteran get started in their new lives as civilians can be.Read Full Article
Upon discharge from military life there is so much that an ex-soldier must contend with. Change has always been a part of your military life; moving around the world, and assignments changing from one year to the next, but there was also stability in knowing that you had a steady pay coming in to help with family obligations.Read Full Article
Getting your foot in the door at a job is challenge enough. You must climb a mountain of paperwork that many times include documents that you must scurry to get prepared.
What if a prospective employer sends out a notice that they want a CV, and they are adamant that a resume won’t do.
Mrs. R. Bradford, after a long day of cleaning house, cooking dinner for her husband and gossiping with her neighbor over the back fence, found herself sitting on her living room sofa bawling her eyes out. She could not for anything understand why she was crying.Read Full Article
September 06, 2016 - Posted to Resume Tips
Businesses are increasingly using ATS (applicant tracking software) to handle resumes that are submitted through their online portals. Although submitting applications online is a convenience for you, it can be overwhelming for the HR department to handle the hundreds of submissions that come through each day.Read Full Article
August 29, 2016 - Posted to Resume Tips
Although you are headed in the right direction by getting your resume and cover letter done professionally, the one important thing that many job-seekers fail to remember is how important thank-you letters or post cards are to the business-2-business relationship.Read Full Article
A job search generally starts from a job portal. HR’s (Hiring Recruiter) from a start up to big MNC’s (Multi-National Corporations), outsource a chunk of their search to various job portals. Meaning, thousands of people are competing for a single opening in an organization. To cut through the clutter, you need to know the basic working principle of job search engines. While there are various job search websites, the basic principle of job searches remain the same. In this article we will explore some of the methods through which you can be successful in landing a job.Read Full Article
A few years ago, the infographic resume was trending. It might not have gained mainstream acceptance, but in more creative fields it was seen as a good thing. Many job seekers have opted to create infographic resumes in addition to their traditional one. Now, the video resume appears to be the newest trend on the horizon. Does this mean you should jump on the bandwagon, and use video resumes to impress potential employers? That depends. Are you in the right line of work? Are you willing to invest the time and money to produce a high-quality video resume? This article is going to delve into the does and don’ts of video resumes, provide you with some great examples, and help you to determine if video resumes are right for you.Read Full Article
July 13, 2016 - Posted to Job Interview
You go into a job interview expecting to have a sincere, productive conversation with a hiring manager. You want to impress the interviewer and you have prepared for all of the typical questions, practiced your answers, and are ready to roll. You sit down and the first thing out of that interviewer’s mouth is this: “By the looks of your resume, you haven’t accomplished much, have you?” Stunned, you don’t know what to say. Welcome to the “stress interview” – it is more common than you might think.Read Full Article
July 12, 2016 - Posted to Resume Tips
Everybody is on LinkedIn. This means two things. First, if you aren’t present on LinkedIn right now, you need to do the work of setting up your profile. Then, you need to learn how to make a good LinkedIn profile. After all, if everybody has a LinkedIn, you're going to need to know how to write a good profile, if you want to stand out in a crowded field. You can consider this a guide full of LinkedIn profile tips and other advice for folks who are new to this important networking platform.Read Full Article