Developing Your Career is Like Growing a Garden
There are a number of ways that a job search or career transition is similar to a growing garden. 1. It needs time to grow, and patience is required. When you plant seeds or bulbs, it can take weeks or even months to see the blooms and stalks breaking through the surface. With a job … Read more
Look Out for These Red Flags in Your Job Hunt
As we all know, job hunting requires determination and patience. Regardless of how long you’ve been searching and interviewing, it’s critical to pay attention to red flags in the job search process. Listen to your head, and your heart, by following these tips. Red Flags in Job Postings A job is still open after being … Read more
Need the “Inside Scoop” on a Company or Career Path? An Informational Interview Can Provide Clarity
The pandemic has led many of us to consider making career transitions, either out of financial necessity or a desire to prioritize our work-life balance. You may wonder if it is the right time to transfer from one career path to another. If you are not sure how to make the leap to a new … Read more
How Many Resumes Do I Need?
Most job seekers will revise their resumes numerous times during their work life, updating and deleting as necessary. All career experts agree that the key to a targeted resume is including keywords – ideally ones that match those in the job listing’s description. But how many different resumes does the average job hunter need in … Read more
Keep Yourself Safe While Job Hunting
Have you ever heard the saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”? This is particularly true with job postings. Unfortunately, job scams are on the increase, as more people become unemployed due to COVID, layoffs, and business closures. How can you keep yourself protected? This Muse.com article explains the warning … Read more
You’re Worth It: How to Negotiate Salary
Although salary negotiation is an expected part of the hiring process, job seekers can be hesitant to ask for more money to seal the deal. Here are some tips and resources for salary negotiation. First a few myth busters: 1. You will not lose a job offer if you negotiate for more money. The employer … Read more
Is a Cover Letter Really Necessary?
YES! While a resume gives a quick snapshot of your work history and skills, your cover letter illustrates how your experience and skills are the perfect fit for a position – while letting your personality and enthusiasm shine through. A cover letter is not a repetition of your resume; employers want to see how your … Read more
Is it Time to Reassess Your Career?
Let’s face it: none of us are the same people we were before the pandemic hit. The same can be said for our careers. You may still be employed, but doing your day-to-day work in a very different manner. Or, you may have temporarily or permanently lost your position and are figuring out your next … Read more
Volunteering: Good for Your Heart and Your Career
Volunteering your time and skills can be great for your career. Whether you’re looking to gain additional skills or you are simply seeking a purposeful activity while job hunting, volunteering has many benefits. Here’s why: 1. You can add volunteering experience to your resume. Include your responsibilities and achievements, making sure to add the word … Read more