Writing a compelling cover letter can mean the difference between your job application going into the “yes” versus the “no” pile. That’s not even taking into account what happens if you forgo the cover letter altogether. So lets take the … More
Can you get a job when you don’t have any previous work experience in that particular industry? Graduates are often terrified by their first job hunt, thinking they have nothing going for them but a few skills and little or … More
Whether you’re new to the job search process or a veteran job seeker, one thing has always stayed the same: resumes are complicated yet necessary. Creating or updating a resume is the first difficult task of the job search process … More
Can’t stop humming the Korean pop sensation “Gangnam Style”? You’re not alone. The catchy K-pop dance video just made the Guinness Book of World Records for most liked video in YouTube history. That’s a lot of thumbs up for artist PSY and his hilarious send up of Korean pop video tropes. Your video resume may never go viral, but there are some tips you can take from the unstoppable “Gangnam Style.” More
Are you wishing for a job in the coming year? If you are just starting your job search, or have been applying what seems like too long, you know that your resume needs to be right on target. Below are some mistakes you might not realize you’re making on your resume that can affect your chances of landing a new job — or even just the interview: More
How formal should you be in your career? Check out this letter from a writer I’ve called Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, which I discovered is the full name of Queen Elizabeth II. Apparently titled royals do not have surnames, although the Queen sometimes uses the name Windsor, because honestly, having three female first names and no last name kind of makes one sound like a very pretentious stripper. More
If you were asked today to put a value on your experience, what type of price tag would it have?
I recently found myself asking this very question. I was having a conversation with my father, discussing an opportunity that was presented to me that had quickly turned into an unexpected haggle over compensation. It had left me feeling a bit uncomfortable. As he offered his advice, he made the comment that I must always remember that I am worth every penny I make and then some and I should never sell myself short. More
Aileen Katcher, guest blogger for the Nashville Business Journal, might have a few questions for me on that decision. In a recent post, Katcher raises an interesting question—essentially, is there anything off-limits when it comes to giving up the goods on your complete job history on your resume? To make it interesting, she uses an example of a former Hooter’s waitress including her busty table bussing experience on her resume, when her other experience could’ve stood on its own without the Hooter’s mention. More
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Fall is almost here. The weather’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the leaves on the trees are changing color. Pumpkin-flavored drinks are back and everyone is looking forward to a break in the humidity. Another thing that comes with fall? Hiring season. Much like back to school, hiring season requires proper preparation and organization. Follow these tips to focus your fall job search and start off on the right foot! More
Earlier this week we reported on the amazing job application that included a picture of Nicolas Cage instead of a resume. And now we may even be able to top that with this amazing cover letter which BuzzFeed found. More
Don’t you hate it when you are putting together your job application to email to a potential employer and by accident you attach a picture of the enigma that is actor Nicolas Cage instead of your resume? Oh wait. That isn’t a common resume mistake? But thank goodness it happened to someone because this is hilarious.
Vanessa Hojda recently made the mistake of attaching a photo of the larger than life movie star instead of a document that contained her resume and cover letter in an application for a summer position at York University in Toronto. “I accidentally sent my potential future boss a picture of Nic Cage,” Hojda wrote on her Tumblr blog on July 6. “(The photo) was a zip file title with a bunch of numbers like the jpg I accidentally attached. Oh my god.” I mean a picture of Ryan Gosling or a Magic Mike still, but Cage? I mean this was the the man who voluntarily agreed to star in Ghost Rider 2! More
With so many cookouts to host and beaches to visit, securing a job may be one of the last things listed on your summer bucket list. While you may think you deserve a vacation from your job search, consider this: a recent survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and HR professionals found that three in ten (29%) of U.S. employers plan to hire summer workers.
Has the siren lure of summer convinced you to take a vacation from your job search? Most job seekers think the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is a hiring black hole. You figure hiring managers and recruiters are on vacation anyway, so it’s probably time for you to pack in your search and hit the beach. Before you wade out into the surf, you might want to think twice about this strategy. More