Transitioning careers can be an exciting fresh start in your professional life. But convincing recruiters and hiring managers to give you a chance can be challenging. Even if you’ve polished your career change resume, you’ll still need to explain how your experience and skills can successfully transfer to a new position. The cover letter is […]
Whether you’re hoping to transition into a more fulfilling line of work or need a new career that better aligns with your life, the tips below will help you get started.
Changing careers at 30 can be very rewarding, especially if you’ve spent your twenties on an unhappy or unfocused career path. Perhaps that’s not the case for you. Maybe you’re satisfied with the career choices you’ve made but now better understand your intellectual and financial needs. Maybe your position has disappeared or a change in […]
Beyond researching the company and the hiring manager, preparing answers to common interview questions is the best thing you can do before an interview. It can help you be more confident and comfortable in interviews—and ultimately help you land the job. Below we’ve considered every type of interview question from the most common to those […]
Like during the Great Recession, many have lost their jobs and are now dealing with an uncertain future. Because there’s bound to be some longterm effect on the job market, we wanted to know how job seekers can best prepare themselves. We looked to the strategies that worked during the Great Recession.
Certifications are a quick way to gain skills that will boost your resume and raise your value as a job candidate. While not all certification programs are free, there are several reputable certifications that won’t take up too much time or money. Here are five carefully-vetted free online certifications we recommend. #1: Hubspot Inbound Marketing […]
The job market and workplace are changing rapidly as the COVID-19 crisis forces more companies to operate remotely and layoff employees. Hiring has slowed and the unemployment rate continues to rise. We wanted to get an overhead view of the landscape, looking specifically toward employee sentiment, hiring trends, remote work obstacles, and the college recruiting […]
A few years ago, I was laid off and subsequently went a solid year before I went back into the workforce as a full-time employee. I didn’t plan on being out of the workforce that long but as weeks of searching turned into months, it became quite evident I needed to prepare for a lot […]
A seasoned remote worker shares her tips for a successful video interview.
The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis has hit workers, especially those in service industries, hard. As the effects trickle down, more businesses are implementing hiring freezes, furloughs, and layoffs to stay afloat. So, how can you tell if you’re in danger of being laid off? And what can you do now to prepare? Below, […]
The Jobscan for Universities Featured Partners series showcases cool initiatives that our Career Services partners are up to. Here you’ll find stories about how Jobscan has impacted their programming and really just anything they want to share with the Career Services community. July 2020 Featured Partner The University of North Dakota started using Jobscan in […]
This job seeker got creative with her use of Jobscan and found a job in less than 30 days.
Overall hiring has slowed significantly. However, many companies are still looking for candidates, while others have ramped up hiring to accommodate increased sales. Here are some tips for finding a job during the COVID-19 crisis.
This is an unprecedented time. I won’t go into details about the virus, social distancing, or toilet paper madness, but about how this economic impact could affect our employment and income.
We’ve put together a few tips to help you personalize your cover letter, whether you know the hiring manager’s name or not.
LinkedIn recently added a “featured” section which allows professionals to display media—everything from LinkedIn posts to external webpages—on their profiles. The new featured section is a good opportunity to showcase the professional work you are most proud of.
College resumes differ from traditional resumes in that they lean heavily upon coursework, internships, and other college-level achievements to demonstrate a candidate’s value. In this article we’ve provided suggestions for what to include on your college resume, resume writing tips, and advice from our community of recruiters, hiring managers, and job coaches.
This former military pilot was about to give up after a five-month job search, but at the last minute, he discoverd Jobscan and landed a job.
Condensing your resume to one page forces you to be concise and strategic about the details you include. This sort of thoughtfulness is essential to grabbing a recruiter’s attention. But one page resumes can be limiting, too. So, is a single-page resume right for you? Read on to find out.
Each year we put together our Top Experts list to help job seekers tap into the wealth of knowledge available on LinkedIn. Featured here are the generous professionals who regularly post exceptional and timely job search advice.