How to improve your resume? You’ve heard the advice: Fill your resume with accomplishments instead of job responsibilities! But that is easier said than done, isn’t it? It is often hard to remember accomplishments from past positions. Even if your memory is fresh, identifying your accomplishments requires thinking about your work in a different way.
It's Wednesday morning. Most of your friends are well into their workday, slugging down their fourth 'get-me-through-another-meeting' coffee, laughing at the boss' latest lame attempt at a joke. But not you. Not today. Today, you're headed to an interview. If you are like most people, you're thinking of 50 ways to shade the interaction to
Time management...it seems like it should be simple, but for so many it is one of the greatest challenges. It's every job hunter's hidden secret. While you might claim you're spending every minute reading job postings and tweaking your resume, it's not actually true. Don't worry -- even the most hard-pressed job seekers can't physically
People change jobs often throughout life. The average person born in the latter years of the baby boom (1957-1964) held 11.7 jobs from age 18 to age 48, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While there are different methods used when attempting to find a job, gaining new employment when you are already employed may
Have you ever struggled with writing a resume? Is this you? You’ve decided to look for a new job. You scour the job boards – Monster, Indeed, Simply Hired - and find several jobs you’re confident about. You get to work writing a resume and then send it, and possibly cover letters, to the top five.
An upcoming networking event can cause anxiety for even the most outgoing job hunter. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” While this old saying (seriously old - it was used in a New York Tribune article in 1918) is usually thrown about negatively when someone's complaining about not getting that job or
Unless your current job is also the only job you've ever held, you've probably conducted a job search at more than once in your life. You may even be in the midst of one right now. Either way, you know how much work a job search can be. Even more to the point, you have had
Trying to land a new job can be difficult, even during the best of times. If you have recently owned a business and are now trying to reenter the work force, you know what we mean. Writing a resume when you have owned your own company can be even more difficult, but resume tips from an
Problematic situations. That is why most of our clients come looking for resume help. You are not alone! There are plenty of good reasons you may have left your career... Your spouse took a great job in a new city, and since you weren’t really ready to be single, you quit your job and went
It’s been said the most stressful endeavors in life are getting a divorce, buying a house, and having a baby. Anyone currently in the job market would add “looking for a job” to that list, and would probably put it at the top. The job search requires you to get confident and put yourself out
So you've finally been called to interview for that job you're dying to get. Or maybe you have an informational interview lined up or will be attending a networking event next week. You've researched the industry, the company, confirmed that your references will provide glowing recommendations, and prepared a list of questions you'll ask when given the
Don't struggle uncomfortably when it is time to negotiate the salary to go along with your new job offer. These tips and action steps can be easily learned and put into action today, to help you negotiate a more favorable salary package.
Running a long distance job search can be challenging indeed. We have compiled a list of 7 considerations to help you get your search right the first time.
WAKEFIELD, NH (August 25, 2015) – Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC (http://www.distinctiveweb.com), career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, has been elected President of the The National Resume Writer’s Association (NRWA) for 2017. In the interim, she will serve The NWRA as President Elect and Ethics Chair
Why should you choose a job? Is it something you are good at? Does it pay well? Is it something you love or are passionate about? If you want to know whether you are choosing a career for the right reasons, here are tips to help you out.
Having a hard time finishing that cover letter? Here are some quick and easy tips for you!