The majority of the information we are fed every day is not positive. The news is about murder, corruption, natural disasters and diseases, like COVID-19. Quickly our brains start to think that’s the accurate ratio of negative to positive in the world.
The pandemic hasn’t slowed down your need for a new career or one that’s capable of being everything you want it to be. What it has done has made it harder to get the support and tools you need to find that career and to stand out from others trying to land the same job. How do you then start a new career during a pandemic?
Imagine you are 16 again. What professional reference should you include in an employment application for your first job? To help applicants looking for their first job, we asked business leaders and HR professionals this question for their best topics. From sporting coaches to club sponsors, there are several potential references for job candidates looking to find professional references to list on their resume.
There are many reasons for gaps in employment: illness, incarceration, mental health...how should a candidate explain their gap in employment in an interview?
You spent hours crafting the perfect resume and cover letter for a job you’re really interested in. You press submit on your application, but will it ever actually be seen by anyone? Most companies use an automated system for their job applications, so there’s a good chance your resume might never hit a hiring manager’s desk.
Volunteer experience can enhance a resume. These resume bullet points can help demonstrate your expertise, while also helping communicate your passions, curiosities, and interests.
Networking is one of the top ways to land a job. Meeting the right person can open up the doors to new opportunities, and new connections.
The holiday lull is real. Hiring managers are often on vacation. Job postings reduce in volume as companies go into year-end planning. If you are looking for your next employment opportunity, the holidays make it seem like there’s not much happening. So, what can you do during the holidays to help boost your resume (or at least, stay busy)?
Building an online brand for yourself is hard. There’s a lot of noise, too many social media channels, and plenty of “experts” sharing their best way to do what you do, only 10x better. What is one totally necessary step to start branding yourself online?