Writing a cover letter can feel like a struggle between simply checking all the boxes on your job application and using the opportunity to show what makes you a uniquely qualified candidate. One part of the process that often flies under the radar is how to end a cover letter. Your cover letter ending should […]
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.
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, […]
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.
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.
If you’re job search is taking too long, it’s time to figure out where the issue lies: your resume, interview skills, or where you’re looking.
It’s a new year and a new opportunity to take your job search to new levels. Find out how to make finding a job a resolution you can keep.
Social media in the workplace can be awkward, but the good actually outweighs the weird.
You’ve probably heard that you should send “thank you” emails after your interview. You’ve probably also wondered: Does it really make a difference? Is it worth your time? And what happens if you don’t send one? I’m going to reveal how employers really view “thank you” emails and the situations where it can make a […]
Using Twitter in your job search is probably not something you’ve considered before. LinkedIn, and even Facebook, which both have more obvious job searching capabilities, may seem like the best social channels to put your energy, but don’t write off Twitter just yet. Here are a few unique ways to use Twitter in your job […]
Negotiating salary is awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to negotiate salary comfortably and confidently.
Job listings usually contain more information than you need. Here are 11 things to highlight before you apply.
If you’re wondering what a professional networking document is, you’re probably not alone. Unlike a resume or professional bio, this is a different kind of marketing document for job search networking purposes. While the top part of your professional networking document resembles a resume, the bottom part explains to those with whom you’re networking what […]
Do you feel bombarded by the words personal brand? Do you back away from the conversation and look for the nearest exit? Or just sit there and think, “um, well, I’m not quite sure!” You are not alone. Many people I encounter are flummoxed at the mention of personal branding when it comes to their […]
Interviews over the phone can be just as daunting as meeting face-to-face. They’re often short, so you feel pressured to make the most of the time. You can’t see your interviewer’s body language or facial expressions, which makes it harder to build rapport and gauge receptivity. And that reduced nonverbal communication can lead to interruptions […]