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?
The day of graduation is so exciting! You bask in the celebration of your most recent accomplishment with family, friends and classmates as you shake hands with mentors and professors that have gotten you to this moment.
Most young people today applying for an internship in college or high school face the same situation: You need experience to get a job, but you can't get a job without experience. It’s a catch-22.
No one expects to become unemployed. It can feel like the ground has fallen out underneath you. For some, it causes panic, fear, worry, and doubt of whether they’ll be able to pay bills and provide for their families. This does not have to be the case! Periods of unemployment in your life can be a time for training, which can include personal skill development and career assessment. Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona has no-cost training opportunities (online, virtual courses, and within the career center) that you can take advantage of while you are searching for that next career choice.