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10 Most Overused Resume Phrases

Such is the importance of keeping your resume up-to-date, whether you're looking for a job or not. When you don't, not only will you forget the important details that'll help your resume stand out...

Successfully Sell Yourself With Your Cover Letter

It is often said that finding a job is a job in itself. But what you may not realize is that it's a sales job. To win over hiring managers and convince them to...

A Glimpse and a Hook: Confessions of a Hiring Manager

The terrifying reality regarding your resume is that for all the many hours you put into fine-tuning, you've got 30 seconds to make an impression on me. Maybe less. It's unfair, it's imprecise, and there's...

Seven Things to Know Before Writing Your First Resume

While it's not as exciting as learning to drive, creating your first resume is a vital step in launching your career. The process may seem daunting. You have to put all of your best...

Leveraging Contacts In Your Job Search Part III: Building Your Support Team

We're asking you to take it a step further and use that contact to build a team of support within the company.  Having four different people vouch for you rather than just one can...

Ten Questions You Should Never be Asked in an Interview

There are numerous state and federal antidiscrimination laws designed to assure that employers hire based upon skill, rather than stereotypes. Therefore, there are some things an interviewer isn't allowed to ask. How do you...

What To Expect From Your Internship

Elizabeth Tinkler was considering a radio career until her internship at a Boston radio station turned her away from it. She was brought on staff as a "promotions intern," where she thought she would...

Education Jobs for the Non-Certified

If you have the drive and passion to teach but lack the certification, no worries my friend. There are plenty of non-certified opportunities for you. Here are list of some you can consider. Substitute Teacher Although...

Interview Bias: Overcoming the Silent Forces Working Against You

Your job interview is tomorrow. You know your appearance will matter, so you polish your shoes and brush your hair. You realize your interviewer will have your resume in hand, so you've come prepared...

Tips on how to set a Professional Tone with Email

I was interviewing for a job a couple of years ago, and over lunch with two of the interviewers I had a unique insight into a generational gap that most of us don’t think...

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