How to prep for a video interview.

How to Sound and Look Professional in a Phone or Video Interview

Job interviews are stressful and only made worse when technology enters the mix. You want to present yourself as professional, knowledgeable, and poised, but that’s easier said than done while battling a noisy environment, spotty wi-fi, or malfunctioning headphones. Technological failures and poor planning are enough to ruin a good candidate’s chances of landing the […]

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How to Showcase Leadership Skills on Your Resume

Leadership is an essential function of successful management that helps to maximize work efficiency and to achieve organizational goals. Regardless of the type of the job you’re looking for or a company’s size, leadership skills are paramount. They belong to the group of the most sought-after soft skills that employers look for in candidates. Your […]

5 Email Etiquette Tips for Sending a Job Application Email

Email is a critical aspect of almost every job application. It allows you to effectively communicate with your potential employer and portray yourself as a suitable candidate for the job opening. However, if you don’t follow proper etiquette while sending your job application email, it might ruin your chances of getting that job. Try looking […]

What should your legal resume look like in 2018? Photo by Sebastian Pichler

What Should Your Legal Resume Look Like in 2018?

Lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries, legal assistants, and other legal industry professionals work in a complicated industry filled with paperwork, documentation, and data. But that doesn’t mean that a legal resume should read like a lengthy legal brief. Today, legal job postings online are the norm rather than the exception, which means that legal recruiters and […]

A freelancer's lessons from any job seeker.

6 Things I’ve Learned as a “Forever Job Seeker”

I’ve successfully been a freelance writer for two years now, and here’s the thing, freelancing is just as cool as you’ve heard. I get to make my own hours, choose my clients, and take meetings in my PJs. But freelancing is also just as hard as you’ve heard. I often call myself a “forever job […]

Resume Keyword Stuffing

Are You Guilty of Resume Keyword Stuffing?

Many hiring professionals use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to narrow down applicant pools. Savvy job seekers have responded by researching ATS and learning about optimized resume keywords. In short, recruiters can search their ATS for the specific skills and keywords most relevant to the job description, so applicants increase their chances of being found by strategically identifying […]

What do Corporate Recruiters want? We asked four of them to help you job search. Illustration by COCO RATTIKARN

What Do Corporate Recruiters Want? We Asked Them

Job seekers face a buzzsaw of obstacles, locked doors, and unpleasant experiences in pursuit of a job offer. The first tests are typically issued by a corporate recruiter who serves as the gatekeeper between the job seeker and the hiring manager. To learn more about what job seekers are up against, we spoke with four […]

Addressing a cover letter when you don't know the hiring manger name

Addressing a Cover Letter When You Don’t Know the Hiring Manager’s Name

When it comes to addressing a cover letter, advice columns frequently spotlight these two pitfalls: Mistake 1: Failing to address your cover letter to a specific person Mistake 2: Addressing a cover letter to the wrong person Most job postings don’t specify who will be reading your cover letter. This puts job seekers in a […]

Recruiters hate the functional resume.

Why Recruiters HATE the Functional Resume Format

“Recruiters hate the functional resume,” a veteran recruiter in the healthcare industry told Jobscan. “It’s a waste of time.” Most resumes utilize the classic reverse-chronological format. Your name and contact information go at the top, followed immediately by your employment history. Starting with your current or most recent position and walking backwards through time, this format […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Job Searching on Craigslist

Job boards are an essential component to the job seeker’s toolkit. Top job boards like Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Monster allow job seekers to view new, high-quality job postings and apply for free. Most popular job board websites also offer special features, like the ability to save variations of your resume for later use […]